At the Railroader's
Museum, Altoona, PA
Visiting the Altoona Railroader's Memorial Museum in
Altoona, Pa, gave me all the things I look for from a weekend getaway.
Getting to the Altoona train museum was very easy, and just like my previous trips to
Altoona, there was absolutely no problems! No traffic, construction,
hassles, or rush!
The Altoona train museum had many
interesting artifacts that did a wonderful job telling about the
importance of Altoona in the country's budding train and railroad system.
The museum provided many of the things you would expect from a train
museum, but there were many surprises as well. The model train display was
incredible. The detail of the trains, railways, and historical depictions
were incredible. My five year old companion was mesmerized by it all!
There was a constant stream of interesting
items and stories at the train museum, but it was the history that really
surprised me! I had no idea how many train wrecks were happening earlier
on, the number of people that came to Altoona to get involved in
railroading, and that there was a secret Nazi plot to destroy key train
targets in Altoona during World War 2!
Buying a combo ticket at this Pennsylvania
train museum was inexpensive at $10.00 per adult and $7.00 per child. The
ticket price also included admittance to the Altoona Horseshoe Curve!
Don't worry about entertaining the kids either. The Altoona train museum
did a great job of having many interactive displays. Be sure to visit the
all the train cars outside the museum. Visitors can climb up inside and
check them out!