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Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark

1500 Glenn White Road, Altoona, PA
+1 814-941-7743
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Wow! Do not miss this!!! Of interest to all!

Awesome adventure. Took the funicular to the top to see the curve. There are at least 60 trains... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Chris D
rochester,new york
Great view of trains on the curve

I've wanted to stop here for awhile and it's a great area to view the trains coming around Horse... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Charlene C
via mobile
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An unusual construction of rail-building that enabled trains to move westward.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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1500 Glenn White Road, Altoona, PA
+1 814-941-7743
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Awesome adventure. Took the funicular to the top to see the curve. There are at least 60 trains daily that traverse this route. Pull and pusher and braker engines take the trains around the curve and up/down the Allegheny mountain here. This replaced the Allegheny...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I've wanted to stop here for awhile and it's a great area to view the trains coming around Horse Shoe Curve up front and personal. It's not an overlook as the picture might suggest you are at eye level with the trains after you ride...More

1  Thank Charlene C
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This site is an amazing piece of engineering, built in the 1850's by hand labor! It was so important to the US WWII effort that it was targeted by German Spies. Today, 60 or mre trains a day traverse this amazing engineering marvel to cross...More

Thank WandRAppl
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Scenic views of railroad and environment around world-famous and historically significant Horeshoe Curve. We saw 3 trains in a 45 minute period and one had just gone by when we first arrived. Unobstructed views.

Thank herb L
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is just such an amazing place to watch trains go by especially if you are a Norfolk Southern big diesel fan!! Go there. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Chemteacher
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The site is just a short distance from I-99 as well as the limited access US Rt 22 and is easily found. The crossing of the mountain range by the former Pennsylvania Railroad, now Norfolk Southern is quite the engineering feat. While the curve itself...More

2  Thank Livefire17
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Been here 15 years ago but glad I came back! Interesting how our ancestors built this wonder without any machinery except handheld tools and there sweat off their backs to get the railroad tracks built to get the PRR moving and keep America strong! Trains...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 12 June 2017

If there is any place in Pennsylvania anybody should have seen, this is it! Horseshoe Curve is a monument. It is one of the greatest achievements of the 19th century. It's an awesome place where sometimes you can observe three trains going around the curve....More

Thank Dirk G
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This was a road trip with five people. We thought $8 was steep for entrance which you could take the incline or steps. The view at the top was very beautiful and we saw at least seven trains go by in the hour we were...More

Thank mauisunset2000
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is an okay experience. $8 to ride to the top is fairly expensive. You could also take the steps. While we were there only an hour, we did see probably seven trains. It was cool to see them wrap around you and they were...More

Thank Neil H
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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.
31 December 2016|
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Response from Jack Bobby Lou M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, KIWI. I recommend the train (Amtrak) to Altoona, Pennsylvania. From there you can easily rent a car or hire a taxi, which can take you right to Horseshoe Curve. Andersen Coach and Travel is a company offering coach... More