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Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark

1500 Glenn White Road, Altoona, PA
+1 814-941-7743
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Visited twice it was do interesting

Having traveled around the Curve on the train, it was interesting to view it from off the train. No... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Horseshoe Curve, Fun for All

We took our two grandchildren ages 10 and 6 to the Horseshoe Curve carrying our lunch up to the top... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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An unusual construction of rail-building that enabled trains to move westward.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (36 reviews)
“viewing area” (12 reviews)
1500 Glenn White Road, Altoona, PA
+1 814-941-7743
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having traveled around the Curve on the train, it was interesting to view it from off the train. No worries about not seeing a train--freights come through almost constantly. A great example of the engineering challenges of the Alleghenies and how they were overcome.

Thank WelshHills
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our two grandchildren ages 10 and 6 to the Horseshoe Curve carrying our lunch up to the top observation area. There were plenty of picnic tables and some shade trees. There is a large park area near the tracks and the kids loved...More

Thank sbchilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had never heard of "The Horseshoe Curve" until I visited the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum. I am so happy I made the drive to this amazing attraction that helped shape our Nations history and growth during America's heyday of rail transportation! Breath taking views...More

Thank GregoryBH13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are fascinated by trains then this is a great place to enjoy them. There is a small exhibit area that documents some history of the curve and surroundings as well as a video presentation but museum is a stretch. For myself and my...More

Thank Richard Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will love it but for a family or small group it is way overpriced just to watch trains. There is a so called museum and if you can go downtown the same day the. It would be worth it. But just to pay $8...More

Thank NittanyLiger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our grandson who is a train lover. Haven't been to this site since taking my 22 year old son as a boy. The excitement never ends when you see the train light coming around the bend! We saw two trains as we were...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super long freight trains passes by frequently. Impressive view as the trains winds up and down the hill sides. A true place for rail 'foamers', but also nice for families.

Thank Øyvind E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is almost holy for railfans. You can spend hours here, surrounded by the train track, enjoying the trees, the sky and the company of other folk just like you. Then when you hear the train coming, a thrill washes over the crowd, the...More

Thank cestsibon2me
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great place to spend some time enjoying the view of mountains and valley and also watching trains run around this historical site. Also a bit of Irish history, since this was created over 150 years ago by pick and shovel by 450 irish coal...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

If you love trains, have kids, this is a great place to see them. You can sit up there and watch the trains go by. Sure that your kids would love seeing them up close of how big they are, listen to them go by...More

1  Thank Cathy F
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Cheryl L
13 May 2017|
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Response from sherry m | Property representative |
you can use the funicular which runs every 30 minutes or take the stairs (194) to the top. The funicular is included in your admission price to the HSC.
31 December 2016|
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Response from Jack Bobby Lou M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, KIWI. I recommend the train (Amtrak) to Altoona, Pennsylvania. From there you can easily rent a car or hire a taxi, which can take you right to Horseshoe Curve. Andersen Coach and Travel is a company offering coach... More