A great history of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Leave plenty of time to see the entire museum. Take time to go into the roundhouse where restoration is actually taking place.
My husband requested that we visit the museum when we were in the area. I loved looking and the exhibits and listening to the stories. My daughter loved that she could get in a caboose and check it out. I loved that too!!
Stumbled upon this on our vacation this May by following an attraction sign while passing through Altoona. It's a pretty cool museum devoted to railroads and train history. It is very nicely kept up and my husband (the train enthusiast) was tickled to come across this gem. Three floors of well labelled artifacts. Trains accessible. Recommended if you are in... 更多
Having been a fireman during college summer breaks this place had special meaning to me. My father also worked on the railroad for 30 years and I got to go to work work him several times. This visit was a step back in time and I really loved the entire place. I spent 30 days living in a caboose just... 更多
really interesting, especially if your family or someone you know ever worked "on the railroad." Great memorabilia and artifacts. The old cars are amazing.
After a visit to the Horseshoe Curve we went to the museum. It is very well done. A lot of history and fascinating exhibits. We ran out of time before we could do the outside exhibits. We would certainly recommend this attraction to everyone.
If your a train freak this is the place to come. The train capital of the world. Three floors to go through and you just can't get enough.
we loved seeing and hearing about all the history about the town of Altoona and it's importance in the early days and present days of railroading
It was nice, small but informational. Strange place to house it. It was at the end of a long day of driving. If I had to do it again I would go here, then the horseshoe curve and then the candy outlet store. A full day but well worth it.
We purchased a family membership in September (the month before we moved to the area). Unfortunately, the membership ran through the calendar year and we were only able to go back one additional time before our "annual" membership expired. There are a few interesting things to see. Along with the membership was access to the Horse Shoe Curve site. The... 更多