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Railroaders Memorial Museum, Altoona

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  • 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 throu...  more »
  • 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 th...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • A great museum that shares the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad and Altoona's role during the great railroad era. The museum walk through would take about an hour to complete, possibly longer if you're more into reading up on the history and exploring the exhibits a bit deeper. The museum holds a number of great events outdoors during the summer months as well. As good if not better than any major city museum I've visited throughout the years. Worth a visit if you're traveling through town, or if you live in the city and have yet to visit. It's amazing to see this as the result of an old, unused train lot and vacant warehouse. A valuable asset to the city.
  • 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.
  • Great piece of our American history! The outdoor music events have really made an impact, local and national acts perform during the summer months so Bring a chair and come on out!!
  • 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!!!!!