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Steamtown National Historic Site

4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 570-340-5200
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Awesome Experience.

We are from California. Went to Upstate New York for vacation and took an hour drive to Scranton... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jazzed51
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Modesto, California
Amazing number of old steam train engines!

My Dad took me there when I was about 10 (I'm 72 now!). My family (McCreary) was from Jamestown... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jimmccreary9
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the 19th century.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big boy” (42 reviews)
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4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
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Reviewed yesterday

We are from California. Went to Upstate New York for vacation and took an hour drive to Scranton, PA to see this site. We spent about 2.5 hrs there and learned so much!! Took a lot of great pics and it was free when we...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My Dad took me there when I was about 10 (I'm 72 now!). My family (McCreary) was from Jamestown, PA, and my Dad took me to Steamtown decades ago. I still remember hiking through some woods and coming upon this place! I can't believe it's...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Always a joy especially when they have excursions.Clean and very informative.Working roundhouse with activities me coll theatre with short fil.Lots to see.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This National Park is a gem. And on a June Monday afternoon it was empty. The 2 pm tour of the locomotive shops had only 12 people on it. The movie theater, which looks like it seats 300+, had 4 of us. No train rides...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to visit. Was a rainy day but still had a good time. Loved the short steam train ride. Very informative guide. Lots to look at for train buffs. Best part it's free to tour small fee to ride the train.

Thank JanetP61
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s awesome that this is a national park, so it’s free. The exhibits are quite numerous and educational, but they could use a little life injected into them. Many of the displays are very plain and resembled the quality of a winning high school science...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steamtown National Historic Site is a hidden gem within Scranton PA. I have passed by Scranton a few times prior, but never heard of this place until recently. Upon arrival, you are greeted with classic steam train locomotives placed around the entrance and parking lot....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IF you like trains and history this is the place for you. There are tons of displays to learn more about trains, engines, steam boilers, etc, etc, etc. I strongly recommend to take the ranger tour guide as you will learn a lot. Mr. Bill...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well I went because it was recommended by a family member that used to live in the area. Was well worth the drive over and time spent! Very cool attraction! I learned so much about the area and the trains!

Thank Tracy J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're not train nuts, but found it very fun. This was a stop on a longer trip. Spent about three hours and thoroughly enjoyed it. Free admisson. Trains and exhibits were cool to look at and very informative. Took the train ride in an old...More

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Rong C
24 July 2017|
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Response from Eldorado850 | Reviewed this property |
Yes BUT it is worth seeing the actual locomotives, the shop, the short movies. It is interesting and entertaining. Then head over to the Lacawanna Radison and see the grand rail station that was turned into a hotel.
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Alex M
15 January 2017|
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Response from RosiePearl | Reviewed this property |
It depends on wether or not you take the train ride and stop at the trolley museum and take that ride as well. There is a movie which is a great introduction to the museum. I would say without visiting the trolley museum... More
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Rossy P
13 December 2016|
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Response from Alyssa B | Reviewed this property |
wanted to post an update since the other answers are for last season. in park cause hops and short lines are 5$ , longer excursions very in price. no longer excursions have been posted for the season as of yet due to... More
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