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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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An excellent railway museum

This museum deals with the social history of railways as much as the railway itself. Full of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Malvern, Worcs
Certainly worth a visit if you are in the area

This is a well thought out, interest collections and memorabilia of the by-gone steam locomotive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“three floors” (15 reviews)
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1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum deals with the social history of railways as much as the railway itself. Full of fascinating information it deserves several hours in order to make the most of everything. The roundhouse is where the work in progress is stored. Well worth a visit.

Thank Chemteacher
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well thought out, interest collections and memorabilia of the by-gone steam locomotive era . The three floors of films, sounds, films and exhibits will fascinate railroad buffs as well as novices. Children seem to enjoy the interactive features, even though they probably...More

Thank CBOsprey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had probably been 15 or more years since my first visit so a return was in order. Earlier in the day I had purchased the "combo" ticket which included Horseshoe Curve and the Museum. For a senior the combo was only $ 2 more...More

Thank Livefire17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anyone interested in the PRR history this is the place to go! The building that the museum is in is one that has been updated but was a railroad train shop for building trains of yesteryear! Has 3 floors of history, a small theater, a...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place close to Horseshoe Curve and in a real railroading town. Lot's to see and do and and get right on some of the rolling stock. Come here several times a year.

Thank Checkmate75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum is a gem displaying classic railroad history memorabilia. The exterior facade and the interior decor are extremely well designed and the exhibits are very interesting and informative. Visitors will not be disappointed with their trip to the Museum.

Thank tpann
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great Pennsylvania Rail Road "Pennsy" museum! There are many interactive displays, historical displays, old railroad cars, and locomotives.

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Having lived in the Altoona area for quite a while, I have made many trips to this museum. It will only take about an hour or so to go through the building. Outside are engines, cars, etc. to go through. There was another building that...More

Thank PAmom82
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This museum is a wonderful place to learn about the history of the PRR as it reached the Allegheny Mountains and had to figure out a way to get over them. The railroad built the town of Altoona and the great shops that built the...More

Thank retiredtraveler803
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you are in Pennsylvania, go to Altoona and visit the Railroads Memorial Museum. It has a great history of the railroad industry in Pennsylvania. The pictures and displays are fantastic. Plus there are decommissioned cars and engines to look at. They are also connected...More

Thank Denny1008
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Hi, was curious how long to plan here and curve both?also are there any shaded picnic tables near where you park?Last.. can you just buy aticket for museum? Thanks
5 August 2016|
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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