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Railroaders Memorial Museum, Altoona

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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  • I visited this museum about 25 years ago and got the opportunity to visit again in October 2016. I was amazed at the growth and the new exhibits that are displayed. Touring the Main Building is very w...  read more »
  • This museum tells all about Altoona's importance to the railroad industry during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum itself is very well done and informative not only of the railroad but of ...  read more »
  • If you love trains this is worth a quick stop. Lots of local flavor and train information not a huge place takes about an hour to get through. 
  • This museum is VERY well done. I don't consider myself a big museum fan, but this one fascinated me. Not only the history of much of the Pennsy, but because the PRR built Altoona, PA, it's a great history of the city. Presidents and many other dignitaries visited Altoona because of the railroad's location and prestige. One of the few museums where I've actually wanted to read EVERYthing. Only flaw, no central air (at least on the day I visited) - and it was a hot July day. The large fans they had near each elevator did very little. By the time I reached the 3rd floor, I was rushing more than I wanted to, because it was too hot.
  • Nice, low key trip. Might only take an hour or so depending on how involved you get. There is an elevator and staircase. Some displays are interactive, others are not. There is also a gift shop. Don't forget to checkout horseshoe curve!
  • I like alot of the music its nice to have somethings to do in Altoona besides the concerts at the heritage plaza good to know some people still care about live music and the city itself!!!!!
  • I knew nothing of the history of Altoona and it's impact on the railroad industry before my visit. The museum was laid out in a easy to navigate and friendly set up. The exhibits were somewhat interactive, fun, and educational. I'd gladly go back again if we were ever back in the area.
  • Nice little museum. This also makes a great reception hall.
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