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Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark

1500 Glenn White Road, Altoona, PA
+1 814-941-7743
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Revisit after about 20 years

Have been here many times over the years.Had some time between business appointments, so I stopped... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
274robertam
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Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
Should be a national landmark

We took my niece here to see the trains. She got to see two crossing. Always a good informative... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christopher S
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An unusual construction of rail-building that enabled trains to move westward.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (38 reviews)
“viewing area” (13 reviews)
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1500 Glenn White Road, Altoona, PA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here many times over the years.Had some time between business appointments, so I stopped by. Always another tourist to talk trains with. The gift shop keeps a daily train schedule. There is a incline trolley to ride up to site. There are stairs...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took my niece here to see the trains. She got to see two crossing. Always a good informative place to learn about history.

Thank Christopher S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went past the curve on a train and you can see the other end of the train when you are going around the curve!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second time to the curve. Today was much colder but we loved every minute. Several trains going East and West every hour. Visit the store when you enter, some cool stuff. Also go into Altoona and see the incredible NS train yards....More

Thank WWCSeaview
Reviewed 6 November 2017

In just 40 minutes four trains came by. When we arrived one was completing its turn and heading away. Soon two trains came by, one going each direction. A third came by before closing. The trains have to move slowly so you get lots of...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Great way to see railroads in action. The Curve is an engineering marvel the is explained in a great visitor center....

Thank JerseyJohnnie
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I remember going here on a school friend trip decades ago. It still has the same charm and breathtaking view now as it did then. If you never visited here and are in the area, make a decision to stop and enjoy it. If you...More

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 22 October 2017

It's fun to watch the trains going around the Curve. Most of the engineers blow their horns & wave back to you. Great for the children in all of us.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I did not expect to see four trains in a half hour. These were very long trains, one with five engines and over 200 cars. I was impressed.

Thank retiredatthebeach
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Perfect place for an up close view of trains. My 3 year old is scared of loud noises and wanted to leave because of the noise of the trains. It really wasn't loud but if I would have brought headphones we could have stayed all...More

Thank Joan K
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Isabel T
29 September 2017|
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Response from KPKOREN | Reviewed this property |
We were there September 14-20 and the trees were just barely starting to change color. I'm sure by now, the colors should be really be 'in bloom'. Ken Koren La Grange Park, Il
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Cheryl L
13 May 2017|
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Response from sherry m | Property representative |
you can use the funicular which runs every 30 minutes or take the stairs (194) to the top. The funicular is included in your admission price to the HSC.
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