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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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Fun place for all ages. Something to watch, do, and learn all in one spot. Both indoor and outdoor activities so don't let weather keep you away. If you even like trains you must... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Midlothian, Virginia
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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun place for all ages. Something to watch, do, and learn all in one spot. Both indoor and outdoor activities so don't let weather keep you away. If you even like trains you must visit here.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My brother is a train fanatic so we had to visit here. It was well worth it. First, the site is enormous. It is built on the site of a roundhouse that has been there since the 1800s. There are dozens (and possibly more than 100) trains from all eras with informative displays. There is plenty to see inside and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 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 21 February 2017

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 14 February 2017

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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Plains, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 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 7 February 2017

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 4 February 2017 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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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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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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