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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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Exceptional exhibits and railroad memorabilia.

Visited in October 2017 with my dad. Had been to the Altoona area many times and finally got to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RRguy99
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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If you like trains at all this is a must see.

This is a very good museum . One that everyone needs to visit when they are in the area. Or its... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jeffreybD9931JX
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Orange, Virginia
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A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited in October 2017 with my dad. Had been to the Altoona area many times and finally got to see the museum. We were inside for over three hours visiting the multi-floor exhibits and the detail descriptions of how the railroad operated over time and...More

Thank RRguy99
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very good museum . One that everyone needs to visit when they are in the area. Or its even a nice place to visit on a weekend getaway.

Thank jeffreybD9931JX
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum contains a lot of history, mainly relating to the city of Altoona's involvement in building trains and the railroad. We enjoyed learning of the effect it had on the entire town and the variety of people that lived there. You can learn about...More

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum has three floors of interesting exhibits. A movie set making company made the first exhibit in the lobby area. There are interactive exhibits that children love such as the replica of the PRR testing lab. From April to November there...More

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love trains, this is a must see. I am not a big train person, but absolutely loved how the history of railroading was explained with all of the exhibits and videos. You definitely would need 2 hours minimum to see all, and potentially...More

Thank we4singalto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group of students. A lot of interesting items on display from the area and it's railroad history. The students enjoyed the morning we spent here.

Thank Frbrs70
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The once-mighty Pennsylvania Railroad had to conquer great civil engineering challenges in Western Pennsylvania on its way to becoming one of the dominating railroads in the pre-merger era. This museum documents the PRR story with a balance of artifacts, exhibits and video presentations. It is...More

Thank WelshHills
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

If you're a fan of trains, transportation or how early American ingenuity, brains, sweat and hard work built our Nation then do not miss this museum! Fantastic displays and a whole lot of information that will truly make you appreciate the hard working men and...More

Thank GregoryBH13
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This museum is not just about the railroad, but the men that built them, and the families behind those men. You will learn how Altoona came to be a hub of intense railroad activity, where the families came from that became employees of the railroad,...More

Thank cestsibon2me
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The indoor part of the museum is impressive and well made, with careful and knowledgeable attention to all details. The outdoor part is also nice, but unfortunately the equipment is generally in rusty condition. The GG1 locomotive is an impressive sight and worth the visit...More

Thank Øyvind E
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cecustard
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Response from Larrysavino | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the museum not shade trees there or picnic area The Horseshoe curve has an incline or walk up and there is an area at the top and bottom where you park for shade and a picnic
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