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Steamtown National Historic Site

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Address: 4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
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+1 570-340-5200
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This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to...

This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the 19th century.

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Great museum

Great museum and trolley tour around scranton. Must visit this place!!!!!! Its one of top famous attraction in scranton PA

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum and trolley tour around scranton. Must visit this place!!!!!! Its one of top famous attraction in scranton PA

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was AMAZING! Unfortunately we were only able to spend about two hours there but easily could have stayed the whole day. There was so much to see and it was such a reasonable price. It was also great to have both indoor and outdoor things to see. We will definitely go back in the future!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not from here or a train enthusiast this is a great place to learn how important the railroad was and is today. The rail system is what gave America such a great opportunity to explore and see this great nation of ours.

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Thank Kevin C
Plains, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience! No matter what your age you are guaranteed to have a great time. From my four-year-old grandson to my husband and myself something for everyone. We loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son is autistic and has been obsessed with trains since the age of 2 and was in heaven in this park. We also had a nice treat since the national parks were celebrating 100 years, admission was free. The entire history of trains and their evolution is all here. There are tons of artifacts and hands on for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An expansive look at the mechanics and history of passenger and cargo train travel in the United States. Lots of amazing machinery in one place, allowing a close up living breathing look at the engineering that propelled progress. Allows you to imagine what it was like to work and travel on the rails.

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Thank Lfratty
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Scranton is my home town, and I have been visiting Nay Aug Park since I was a toddler. Fortunately two mayors ago we had a civic leader who understood its importance and since then it has been reasonably well-maintained, so it's a great place for a stroll or a picnic. The chief attraction is Nay Aug Gorge, through which the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

OK, I could see how this wouldn't be everybody's cup of tea. But as someone who loved his Lionel trains as a kid, I had a great time. I had previously taken the "Behind the Magic of Our Steam Trains" tour at Disney World. The tour I took here covered some of the same ground, but at a much lower... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A visit to Steamtown has become an annual tradition with my grandchildren. It's not that just the kids love it, I do too as it stirs great memories. The staff is very helpful friendly and the Park service should be proud.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Steamtown Nation Park is amazing for train lovers!! We took a family trip and my 6 year grandson enjoyed it beyond all expectation. We had the good luck of being able to go for train fest The staff was excellent, helpful, and very knowledgeable.

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