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Steamtown National Historic Site

4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 570-340-5200
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Have visited in the past and the museum is a good one. The roundhouse is the center of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
whiskey3pa
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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Great ride for the little one

The little one (4.5 years old), the hubby and myself went to this historic site as the main reason... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
munequa718
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Staten Island, New York
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This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the 19th century.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (132 reviews)
“big boy” (40 reviews)
“steam engine” (45 reviews)
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4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
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+1 570-340-5200
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"steam engine"
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"the national park service"
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"train buff"
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"love trains"
in 32 reviews
"railroad history"
in 22 reviews
"round house"
in 28 reviews
"shop tour"
in 20 reviews
"rail yard"
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"mail car"
in 13 reviews
"rolling stock"
in 17 reviews
"machine shop"
in 10 reviews
"passenger cars"
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"on display"
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"repair shop"
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"behind the scenes"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have visited in the past and the museum is a good one. The roundhouse is the center of the exhibits and anchors it all. Took a special, longer trip, which went out to the Gouldsboro station. This ride allows for a lot of viewing and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The little one (4.5 years old), the hubby and myself went to this historic site as the main reason to visit the city of Scranton. The ride was a great length (30 minutes) and showed you so much of the train yard. Many old and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent about two hours going through the train museum and the family enjoyed it. The multiple trains on site made it an enjoyable experience.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good display of railroad history. Walk over via the bridge from the mall if your downtown or across the tracks across the street from the bus station.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Scranton for my 50th HS reunion and we visited Steamtown National Historic Site. It was a wonderful place (even if you did not grow up there or love trains). You could easily spend half a day. Take one of the train rides....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historic site is run by the national Park Service. It combines both history and Technical museums and as well worth the stop. My husband and I spent 4 hours there

Thank Jane R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was so boring and not worth my money I wouldn't suggest unles you really like trains. Or else you'll be so bored

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome experience - interesting, educational and fun. We went on a guided tour of how steam engines work and our Park Ranger was extremely knowledgeable. We learned so much from him. We will definitely be back!

Thank Kieran H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm really glad the National Park Service is doing such a great job of preserving the artifacts and also keeping and restring working steam engines. The museum is free, the rides on a restored steam engine and passenger car is only $5 per person but...More

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice collection of locomotives- able to get up close. Nice facility- can spend a couple hours seeing everything.

Thank Ken K
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Rdmac949
25 June 2018|
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Response from JanetP61 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is suitable for a stroller.
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Rong C
23 July 2017|
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Response from Eldorado850 | Reviewed this property |
Yes BUT it is worth seeing the actual locomotives, the shop, the short movies. It is interesting and entertaining. Then head over to the Lacawanna Radison and see the grand rail station that was turned into a hotel.
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Alex M
15 January 2017|
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Response from RosiePearl | Reviewed this property |
It depends on wether or not you take the train ride and stop at the trolley museum and take that ride as well. There is a movie which is a great introduction to the museum. I would say without visiting the trolley museum... More
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