Steamtown National Historic Site.

Steamtown

Field review by the editors.

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Most railroad attractions are like all the other railroad attractions, and only interesting to railroad buffs. But Steamtown merits general attention because it is so vast, covering 40 acres with a visitor center, two museums, a working railroad yard and train repair shop, a giant old roundhouse, and excursion rides to other locations on several real vintage trains. Railroad rolling stock is big, noisy, and impressive, especially smoke-belching steam locomotives. If you feel the need to visit at least one train museum in your lifetime, this one is probably a safe bet.

Steamtown

Steamtown National Historic Site

Address:
350 Cliff St., Scranton, PA
Directions:
Steamtown National Historic Site. I-81 exit 185. At first stoplight turn left onto Lackawanna Ave. Drive past the mall, then turn left onto Cliff St.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
570-340-5200
Admission:
Adults $7. Train rides are extra.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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