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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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Enjoyable morning

Went with a group of students. A lot of interesting items on display from the area and it's... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Altoona, Pennsylvania
via mobile
One of the Best Railway Museums I have seen

The once-mighty Pennsylvania Railroad had to conquer great civil engineering challenges in Western... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
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A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“three floors” (16 reviews)
“rolling stock” (15 reviews)
“horseshoe curve” (67 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of students. A lot of interesting items on display from the area and it's railroad history. The students enjoyed the morning we spent here.

Thank Frbrs70
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The once-mighty Pennsylvania Railroad had to conquer great civil engineering challenges in Western Pennsylvania on its way to becoming one of the dominating railroads in the pre-merger era. This museum documents the PRR story with a balance of artifacts, exhibits and video presentations. It is...More

Thank WelshHills
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

If you're a fan of trains, transportation or how early American ingenuity, brains, sweat and hard work built our Nation then do not miss this museum! Fantastic displays and a whole lot of information that will truly make you appreciate the hard working men and...More

Thank GregoryBH13
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This museum is not just about the railroad, but the men that built them, and the families behind those men. You will learn how Altoona came to be a hub of intense railroad activity, where the families came from that became employees of the railroad,...More

Thank cestsibon2me
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The indoor part of the museum is impressive and well made, with careful and knowledgeable attention to all details. The outdoor part is also nice, but unfortunately the equipment is generally in rusty condition. The GG1 locomotive is an impressive sight and worth the visit...More

Thank Øyvind E
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A great place to learn about railroading and the workers that created these important lines of support to our country.

Thank John M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

it was disappointing had my 7yr old him and I are into trains we only were there maybe 30min tops. It would be nice if the cars outside were open to go inside.

3  Thank matt k
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Went to horseshoe curve and the Museum last August. What a great place! The people who work there are great...helpful and just a lot of fun to talk to. The Museum is a very good place to take your kids.....they will love it! Will return...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Great museum. I believe you can easily spend half-a-day here. Various railroad cars outside the indoor museum can be visited. The indoor museum has 3 floors of exhibits. Altoona was basically founded as a railroad town and the museum captured well the PA RR History...More

Thank herb L
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This museum deals with the social history of railways as much as the railway itself. Full of fascinating information it deserves several hours in order to make the most of everything. The roundhouse is where the work in progress is stored. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Chemteacher
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Justin W
13 October 2017|
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Response from Matt B | Reviewed this property |
The Railroaders Memorial Museum is downtown and Horseshoe Curve & Museum are a few miles outside of town. If you buy a ticket for either, you can go to the other on the same day for no additional charge.
5 August 2016|
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Response from Larrysavino | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the museum not shade trees there or picnic area The Horseshoe curve has an incline or walk up and there is an area at the top and bottom where you park for shade and a picnic