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Lake Shore Railway Museum

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Address: 31 Wall St, North East, PA 16428-1223
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+1 814-725-1911
12:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 16:00

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Wonderful Museum

Wonderful, donation run museum (recommended $5 per adult & $3 per child). The museum has railroad artifacts inside the beautiful 1899 train depot, but what sets it apart from... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Arlington, Texas
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Pittsburgh, United States
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stopped by to see the trains and found that it only opened at noon on a Sat. We would have liked to see more. The station is in fantastic shape! There were lots of train cars to see even though we couldn't go in the station. You can park and walk around and see things but just not go... More 

Thank Regina Z
Arlington, Texas
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful, donation run museum (recommended $5 per adult & $3 per child). The museum has railroad artifacts inside the beautiful 1899 train depot, but what sets it apart from other museums is the abundance of retired train engines and passenger cars. Really a hands on experience: you can walk through many of the rail cars, and watch the restoration efforts... More 

Thank SpenceLK
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Helpful employees were knowledgeable about trains. Lots of stuff in a small space. Big trains in the yard were available for perusal inside and out. Cool place for train enthusiasts or anyone who wants a peak into the world of trains. Something for everyone.

Thank EHW1993
North East, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The museum may be small but it is packed with " stuff" and the folks who keep it up are a wealth of knowledge. This is a fun stop if you have any interest in old to new trains. They have a small shop filled with great gifts and you just have to check when they are open which is... More 

Thank Joseph S
North East, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2016

My family and I love to visit the museum, it's a great spot to watch passing trains, tour retired trains and purchase souvenirs. They have great events as well, an Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas at the Museum, an overnight stay in the train cars, lunch in the dining car...lots of fun to be had!

Thank HollyACF
Volant, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Perfect short visit for any train lovers or train loving children. We explored a locomotive, a caboose, a dining car and sleeping car. Inside there was a running model railroad exhibit along with static displays and artifacts. (Plus a public restroom) Family friendly Italian restaurant around the corner in case you need a bite to eat before or after your... More 

2 Thank memorylane4510
Toledo, Ohio
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

I recently traveled through North East Pennsylvania upon my return trip from Canada. The main point of the stop was to see some freight traffic pass through town, however we ended up stopping at the Lake Shore Railway Museum to check it out. It was a good decision. It was a well organized station with many things to see and... More 

Thank Shaun S
Michigan Center, Michigan
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94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Due to my visit day and the museum's fall schedule, I was not able to visit the inside displays, so my review is of what I could access. The grounds are open for looking around, and they have quite a good selection of engines and rolling stock, given the small size of the town. Almost as good, you can stand... More 

1 Thank Robert S
Sigel, Pennsylvania, United States
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Nice place to see restoration of the old North East depot. They also have restored trains you can walk thru. Terrific way to see the currently running trains if you happen to be there when they come thru. Terrific place to take young children who are interested in trains.

1 Thank Barb M
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I have been coming to the Lake Shore Railway Museum for years not only to admire their extensive collection of locomotives, rolling stock, and railroad memorabilia in their historic LS&MS station, but also to watch mainline action on both the CSX and NS lines that go right past the museum. It's the safest place in Erie County to get your... More 

3 Thank MichaelS1970

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