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Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark

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Address: 1500 Glenn White Road, Altoona, PA
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An unusual construction of rail-building that enabled trains to move...

An unusual construction of rail-building that enabled trains to move westward.

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fun for train lovers

go and see for yourself you and your family will enjoy the view and have tons of fun oh and theres more Trains

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

go and see for yourself you and your family will enjoy the view and have tons of fun oh and theres more Trains

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Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It's beautiful this time of year. Good place to go if your a train enthusiastic. Met people as far away as Washington State.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It was a beautiful & sunny fall day to witness trains from end to end going around the track at the Horseshoe Curve. We saw the trains coming from both directions. Some folks walked up the stairs but most of us rode the funicular to the top. It was a marvelous afternoon for taking pictures of the trains.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's been 25 years since I visited Horseshoe Curve. Conrail was still running their trains over the Curve. Now it's Norfolk Southern with a wide variety of trains. We were at the Curve for about 60 minutes and saw 7 trains including one general merchandise train with 14 engines leading and 2 pushers. Based on the sound of the lead... More 

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Perry, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My husband is a train fanatic so this was a very important stop for us on our vacation this year. It was a beautiful day and interesting to watch the trains going " 'round the mountain ". Would recommend a stop here to anyone traveling in the area. Buy the combination ticket for Horshoe and the Railroaders Memorial Museum for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This an amazing place for an afternoon with your train loving or train discovering kids. From the models they can see and play with to the incline to take you to the top and picnic. It's a little pricey for all the more you get to do and the souvenir shop is really really expensive, but the kids enjoy it.

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Neat historical site. Bring snacks or a picnic and sit back and wait for the trains to roll by. It was designed and built before the civil and is still in operation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

As soon as we got there a train was circling around us. Very exciting. A must for any train fan. We went to Altoona railroaders museum first for $11 each, which includes the curve admission. Wish we could have stayed all day.

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Kingfisher, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

It's pretty awesome scenery,but there is a charge to see everything. Worth the drive even if you don't pay to go to the top!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a great place to visit when your in the Altoona area. For a small fee you can watch trains pass around the historic Horseshoe Curve. Great place for photos of Fall colors or winter flakes !!!

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