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Address: 151 Haupt Rd, Somerset, PA 15501-7231
Phone Number: +1 814-445-4876

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Beautiful tribute

This is a beautiful tribute to a terrible mining incident that actually had a happy ending. Terrific place to take kids as a learning experience, many pieces of equipment... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Deb G
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful tribute to a terrible mining incident that actually had a happy ending. Terrific place to take kids as a learning experience, many pieces of equipment available for viewing etc.

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wv
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I stopped to visit the Quecreek mine rescue site as it is close to the Flight 93 Memorial and glad that I did stop.They have the area where the rescue took place is like a little park now to tell the the story of the rescue.I spent about an hour looking around and reading the plaques.

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Thank cainrcc
Milford, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The primary purpose of the trip was Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville and we were aware of the Quecreek Mine rescue site and so we added to the trip. It is a very quiet and serene spot and the story is compelling. We recommend this as a side trip if you are near Somerset Pa.

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Thank Mike M
Webster, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This area of PA seems to have it's share of tragedy ( Flight 93) and the Quecreek Mine Rescue but at least this tragedy turned into a miracle. The farmer that owns the land where the rescue took place, tells his own story during a visit to the site and his nice display about mining in the region. After hearing... More 

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Thank SEEitall_12
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47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My immigrant grandfather was a Quecreek miner. My immigrant grandmother called this area "home" from age 5 until her death at age 99. My mother was raised on a neighboring farm. All of these factors, plus the human drama of the 9 miners and concern for their frantic families, brought me to the site during a recent visit to the... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A short visit is all that is needed. See the actual spot where the miners were trapped, a capsule, small museum. Very easy to find. Friendly people.

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Thank 10ellie
Greensboro
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I went here on my way to the Flight 93 memorial. We were coming from Pittsburgh along I-76. This isn't too far from the I-76 turnoff at Somerset. The toll from Mount Pleasant to Somerset was $5.05. The area is small but preserved as seen from the pictures. The parking is small and unmarked. I parked on the grass because... More 

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Thank David M
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This was great. Bill Arnold's personal story about the mine rescue kept my full attention. If fact, I enjoyed his story so much that I purchased the video.

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Thank Trudy G
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

A really interesting place especially if you understand a little about coal mining. While there we ran into one of the gentleman that actually participated in the rescue by happenstance. He really brought the story of the rescue to life. This event occurred just months after flight 93 crashed on 9/11 just a few minutes down the road. Hats off... More 

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Thank Sam W
pgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Stopped by to visit this site as I remembered watching the rescue on TV. Was very surprised and pleased to have the owner of the site give a talk about the rescue. Very touching and I would recommend anyone in the area to visit.

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