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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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Brew Club meetings

The museum is kind to allow us to use space for our meetings 7 times a year. If we call ahead... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Mary R
Tipton, Pennsylvania
Wonderful tribute to the American worker

Unlike most rail museums that focus on collecting locomotives and trains cars, the Altoona museum... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
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A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rolling stock” (15 reviews)
“three floors” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The museum is kind to allow us to use space for our meetings 7 times a year. If we call ahead, they set out tables and chairs. We make sure we clean up The office staff has been very accommodating and responsive. The sire is...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Unlike most rail museums that focus on collecting locomotives and trains cars, the Altoona museum balances their trains with an in depth look at skills, careers and lives of railroaders in America's greatest railroad town. I love it. It is far more educational than one...More

Thank NKPBerkshire
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to check out how trains worked back in the day and how people lived and worked on the railroad. While this is good for adults, it doesn't hold a kids attention. I would like to see more trains they can go on. They...More

Thank Tom7070
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The diorama models and HO layout were outstanding. The recreated bar, home, lab, news stand and shop were very life like The various trade exhibits were a real "trip down memory lane" for me as I had worked in or with those trades in my...More

Thank HickoryDDoc
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This museum was o.k. but not as good as I expected.I was mostly dissapointed with the roundhouse,you can't really go into or aboard any trains or cars.The museum at Scranton is much better.I thought it was too much money for all you got also.Air conditioning...More

Thank cecustard
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona, PA is located in one of the former shops of the once massive railroad yard in Altoona. It covers three floors that explain the history of the PRR in Altoona, along with the story of the workers who's livleyhood...More

Thank Spencer P
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I'm a history nut, and a train geek, so I've been to several train museums. That said, this railroad museum is over of the best I've ever been to. Highly engaging, well curated, polished in its presentation of artifacts, informative and interactive, and staffed by...More

Thank Jim Q
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Being a native of Altoona, I truly enjoyed seeing the past history of the PRR. Life size figures with movie at the end wrapping it together. All railroad fans this is a must.

Thank maryann c
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This museam is good for elementary age. My husband was interested in going but I was nervous if our son would be bored. Not at all! We stayed about 75 min. The exhibits were interactive (drawers to open, tools to see and match to pictures...More

Thank Cyn96
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Not a huge museum but lots of interesting displays. Given Altoona's railroad history (Horseshoe Curve for example) I would have liked to have seen more rolling stock and locomotives but, hey, it is a rather small town. The "roundhouse" was strange. Some passenger cars (locked...More

Thank Mike F
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5 August 2016|
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Response from Larrysavino | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the museum not shade trees there or picnic area The Horseshoe curve has an incline or walk up and there is an area at the top and bottom where you park for shade and a picnic