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Gallitzin Tunnels Park & Museum

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Address: 411 Convent St, Gallitzin, PA 16641-1295
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+1 814-886-8871

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Historic spot - final obstacle to conquer the Allegheny mountains!

The small museum is located inside the town municipal building, which also houses the nice library and municipal offices. The museum contains railroad artifacts, exhibits, and a... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2014
Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

If you like history and railroading a great piece of history to see. Not a large area but a nice little land mark. I never was a railroad buff, but my son is and now I am. It helped me better understand how our country grew and how small town were critical in that success.

Thank John M
Moses Lake, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is definitely a place you want to see. The museum and park are just above the tunnels. This was an older Pennsylvania Railroad, now Norfolk Southern mainline. The tunnels were constructed to alleviate the mountainous terrain. Lots of train action. Lawns and grounds are well kept. Reasonable parking, not so much for motor homes in the Allegheny mountain towns.

Thank Warren C
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314 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A short drive from horseshoe curve and a lot better place to view the trains close up.There is a little park right next to the tracks and also a bridge above the tracks for viewing the trains.There is a nice museum across the street to visit as well.

Thank cainrcc
Riverton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Railroad fans you have to add this stop to your bucket list just a short distance from the Horseshoe Curve watching a train emerge from the tunnel is definitely worth your time and a great photo op from the bridge over looking the tracks

Thank ajcracer
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388 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

We stop here on your way back from the horseshoe curve. There are many spots here to watch trains. They have a caboose that you can tour and a free museum. The town here is little and people seem very friendly. There are many other places to watch trains in the area.

Thank lmcclain
Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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285 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014

The small museum is located inside the town municipal building, which also houses the nice library and municipal offices. The museum contains railroad artifacts, exhibits, and a movie which explains the history and importance of the Gallitzin tunnels. The museum also touches on the town's history. The museum is closed on Mondays, and from January through April. The clean and... More 

Thank Disneybus
Columbus Ohio
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462 reviews
322 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Usually something like this requires finding some parking lot or off street parking to see it, but they provided a few parking spots, a sign about the tunnels, and a bridge walkway to see over the trains.

1 Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Zeeland, Michigan
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145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

If you are planning a rail fan visit to the area, this is a great place to watch the trains come out of the tunnel. Drive the roads in the area and nearby is where they switch off the pushers & they have a viewing area their also. Always remember to respect the RR property. We didn't make it into... More 

Thank Cinnilouwho
Danville, Pennsylvania
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I spend a lot of time viewing trains at the Gallitzin Tunnels. Every time I am in the area on business or pleasure I plan a visit. The museum is filled with information on the tunnels and trains. There is a shop at the museum and restroom facilities are located there also. My grandsons enjoy the caboose and the wooden... More 

Thank OleSmokey63
Gallitzin, Pennsylvania
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18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

This is one of the best places around for train watching. The museum is not open in the Winter but the bridge and park are open 24/7

Thank ns3347

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