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Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921
+1 570-875-3850
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Great tour of a Coal Mine

Had so much fun yesterday. Riding and walking in the mine was fascinating, I learned so much about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brooklyn, New York
Cool Coal Mine Tour

The Pioneer Tunnel was an awesome experience. Bring your jacket because it is quite chilly (around... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lancaster, United States
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Tour Pennsylvania's mining history at these mines.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921
+1 570-875-3850
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had so much fun yesterday. Riding and walking in the mine was fascinating, I learned so much about mining. The tour guide was very funny and informative. Reasonable prices at gift shop but remember to bring a jacket. It is quite chilly inside. I also...More

Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Pioneer Tunnel was an awesome experience. Bring your jacket because it is quite chilly (around 50 degrees). You go deep into the mountain following an old mine path. The tour guide is very informative. I'm a statistics person so the facts presented were right...More

Thank Amanda_Travels2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took six of our grandchildren (ages 11 through 17) on a tour of coal country (their great-grandfather was an anthracite coal miner from Shenandoah, PA.) The tour guide was amazing and we all left with a more thorough knowledge of what being a coal...More

Thank andceccas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a jacket into the mine. we took the mine & train ride. Our tour guide into the mine was great and made it fun for younger kids. Alot of info on what these workers went through. Train ride was very knowledgeable and was nice,...More

Thank Whittfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know where else you can ride a tram into a real coal mine, and learn about the lives of miners and the mining business. Pioneer Tunnel is a wonderful way to learn how coal mining was done, along with some fascinating history, and...More

Thank ZeeVenturer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the train ride with my son. It is a very short distance traveled. Train ride was VERY bumpy. Not really worth the cost. Staff was nice and knowledgeable. Had lunch at the cafe on site. Very good quality and price was very reasonable/

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the train ride as well as the coal mine excursion! The tour guide on the train really knew a lot about the area and coal mining - definitely seemed to love what he is doing! The coal mine tour was exciting as...More

Thank brookeann521
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the mine tour and learned more about the mining life. Definitely bring a jacket or sweatshirt for the tour; the mine is about 50 degrees year-round. The train ride was less exciting but nice to see a steam engine. Each tour was about...More

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun & informative. Staff were all very knowledgeable and friendly as well as funny! The coal mining ride was exciting, but cold so bring a sweater! Nice snack & gift shop as well as a great playground for the kids while you wait.

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 10 ranging in age from 21 to 79 and we did both the mine tour as well as the train ride. Both were very good. The mine tour focuses on mining operations which took place underground, while the train ride...More

Thank Rick K
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12 August 2016|
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Response from Adam S | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is called the Jellybucket Cafe. See the separate listing on TripAdvisor.