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Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921
+1 570-875-3850
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So fun and educational

Fasinating! We have taken kids and grandkids for years and learn something new each time. It is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DavandMel
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Hard to Believe People Went into These Things Every Day for Years to Earn a Living

This was our second trip to the attraction. We just did the mine tour. It is well run and a very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lee C
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Landisville, PA
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Tour Pennsylvania's mining history at these mines.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (55 reviews)
“coal mine” (105 reviews)
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19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921
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+1 570-875-3850
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Reviewed yesterday

Fasinating! We have taken kids and grandkids for years and learn something new each time. It is a great piece of history hidden in a small town in PA. Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable. Always a good time.

Thank DavandMel
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our second trip to the attraction. We just did the mine tour. It is well run and a very eye-opening experience to see what it was like to have to earn a living in this region 50+ years ago. Our guide was a...More

Thank Lee C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beginning in the late 1970's we brought all three of our sons here and then countless friends and their children. We regarded this as one of the most beneficial "recreational" things in PA to do as a family. It gave our sons some exposure to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth the drive This a really neat attraction to go to in PA. It is really crazy that you get to go into the coal mine and learn about what it was like to work there.Never realized what it took to get coal out...More

Thank glenn d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really well done tour; imaginative, full of facts, really well-restored displays in the mine, and a greats tory to tell about coal mining and the local impact. The train is fun, and the walkways are safe with reasonable care in walking. But,...More

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was very damp amd very cold but this was so cool. It is a part ride part walk tour and itwas muddy but this was so informative and the ride into and out of the mine on a rickety feeling coal car for what...More

Thank Sara T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a really neat attraction to go to in PA. It is really crazy that you get to go into the coal mine and learn about what it was like to work there. My kids were fascinated by all of it.

Thank tracey11474
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While planning our 2018 family road trip I came across this experience on google. Looked like fun and found a groupon so I booked the coal mine and train ride combo. Once we arrived we were politely informed that the train was not working and...More

Thank Jilibean910
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

My wife and I took the Mine tour and it was well worth it. Informative and educational, I did not know about anthracite coal. Take note that it was almost 90 degrees outside and it was like 47 in the mine. I recommend it. Its...More

Thank Ed S
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went on this tour July 4rh. We enjoyed it. It was 94° out but very cool in the Mine so bring a sweatshirt or jacket. I t is very educational. At the end of the ride in converted coal cars, we...More

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Nancy C
18 July 2018|
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Response from 616ruthie | Reviewed this property |
It was inexpensive. Includes a ride into the coal mine in the coal cars they used years ago. I'm claustrophobic, but it didn't bother me at all. It was 86 degrees out the day we were there, and it was cold in the mine... More
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cecustard
12 August 2016|
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Response from Adam S | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is called the Jellybucket Cafe. See the separate listing on TripAdvisor.
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