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Johnstown Flood Museum, Johnstown
(4.3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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  • Truly a sad piece of history. It really reminds us of the devastation that mother nature can cause. IT is a well kept museum that should be regularly attended. I say go check it out. 
  • The film is really awesome. It makes the tragedy come to life. Clear and to the point, no punches held back. Its mind boggling to try and imagine the wall of water and debris that was heading for town...  more »
  • This museum is housed in one of the first Carnegie libraries so there were several rooms and floors to negotiate. (I think there was an elevator.). The memorabilia debris left by the receding water wa...  more »
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  • Beautiful historic building and amazing amount of information on the food. Great staff. Easy to find landmark building. Johnstown can be a bit confusing with directions.
  • "Excellent video-- very good display." I like how they put the museum in the old Carnagie Library downtown-- which is ironic since Carnagie was one of the landowners responsible for the flood! But this old three-story building is a perfect venue for the museum. See the video in the theatre upstairs on the second floor. Well worth it, tells the story well, and helps you to understand the bigger picture. The first floor is also worth about a half hour visit, especially to see the artifacts. (Most chilling to me was the chest of tools that floated ashore just shy of Pittsburgh-- that's how many found out about the flood upstream, from the debris and bodies floating downstream.) The museum is at "ground zero" for the "big flood" as well as subsquent floods and the pride of the people of Johnstown. Glad I went to see it-- but suggest you also visit the National Park Service site, which is 14 miles upstream overlooking the dam and the hunting and fishing club (whose failed dam caused the flood).
  • Great history of a very dramatic time
  • Beautiful town, Beautiful Museum, the film is fantastic and everyone MUST visit the INCLINE PLANE. A must while in Johnstown.
  • So full of the history of Johnstown, amazing experience