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Steamtown National Historic Site.


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 National Historic Site

350 Cliff St., Scranton, PA
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.
Daily 9-5. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $7. Train rides are extra.
RA Rates:
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