Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Local museums??

  1. #1
    One big Oaff brewmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    central wisconsin along the wisconsin river
    Posts
    316

    Local museums??

    -
    Last edited by brewmeister; 09-26-2012 at 05:00 PM.
    81 R100RT

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Penn Hills, PA
    Posts
    533

    PA. Lumber Museum

    Take a look at www.lumbermuseum.org. It is in Galeton, along route 6.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    122

    Steamtown National Park in Scranton


  4. #4

  5. #5
    Novice Adventurer Newstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Landenberg, PA
    Posts
    2,690
    A different sort of railroad:

    http://www.roadsideamericainc.com/

  6. #6
    Novice Adventurer Newstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Landenberg, PA
    Posts
    2,690

  7. #7
    Registered User chasman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Bloomington, IL
    Posts
    1,072

    Thumbs up In Blloomsburg

    Bill's Old Bike Barn...a must see! www.billsbikebarn.com
    Chuck Manley #12106
    2012 Howlin' at the Moon Rally Chair
    Ambassador, Knights of the Roundel #333, IBA Member, Life Member NRA
    Black '13 R12GSA (the Outlaw), Black '02 K12RS (157K)

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    347
    Maybe not so local at 145 miles away, but I plan to go.
    http://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org/

  9. #9
    High & Dry statdawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    In the Endless Mountains
    Posts
    2,730
    Quote Originally Posted by brewmeister View Post
    I'm going to be looking for any railroad museums and anyothers. Any sugestions??
    http://www.nps.gov/stea/index.htm Steam Town in Scranton............I know a back road way to here if you wish to avoid I 81 Slab.

    www.lackawannacounty.org/attractions_coal.asp Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour ..........rail underground.

    www.readingrailroad.org Reading Railroad in Hamburg Pa. , stop at Hermys BMW on the way and follow the Catawissa Railroad Route getting there.

    www.readingnorthern.com Rail Station behind Hermys BMW and across the river.

    www.lgsry.com Leigh Gore Excursion is worth it. Jim Thorpe Pa. , nice twisty roads getting there.

    http://mauchchunkmuseum.com/ A 30 ft replica of Mauch Chunk's famous Switchback Gravity Railroad which progressed from a coal carrier to a passenger carrier of such magnitude that Mauch Chunk, "The Switzerland of America," became second to Niagara Falls as a 19th century tourist destination. America's first roller coaster. This place is also in Jim Thorpe.
    If one cannot command attention by one's admirable qualities one can at least be a nuisance

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    North Carolina Coast
    Posts
    404

    The Piper Museum in Lockhaven

    Piper had a factory in Vero Beach and Lockhaven, PA. The museum is nw of Bloomsburg and it is one of my points of interest.
    Any experiences at the museum?
    Campbell Tellman II

  11. #11
    al from chgo burbs lilredroadster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Bartlett,Il
    Posts
    2,724
    Don't forget the Martin Guitar Factory and tour in Nazareth.
    Al From Chgo Burbs
    BETTERMENT THROUGH BADGERMENT

  12. #12
    Registered User 36654's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    1,633
    Quote Originally Posted by CTellman View Post
    Piper had a factory in Vero Beach and Lockhaven, PA. The museum is nw of Bloomsburg and it is one of my points of interest.
    Any experiences at the museum?
    Campbell Tellman II
    Piper headquarters were in Lock Haven, PA. Small plants were located in Renovo, PA (intersection of PA 120 and 144) and at Quehanna (Wychoff nature Area) on the old Curtiss Wright R&D center grounds. The place in FLA will not be spoken of.
    My sister and nephew enjoyed their visit last summer.

    Bob Logue Honda in Williamsport (home of Little League Baseball and Lycoming Airplane and Car engines) has a great motorcycle museum. I think he would enjoy any Rally visitors........http://www.hondamuseum.com/
    Last edited by 36654; 04-19-2011 at 09:35 PM.
    Cave contents: 99 R11RS, 2013 Toyota Tacoma, 03 Simplicity Legacy, 97 Stihl FS75, Dewalt DW625 & DW744

  13. #13
    PITA awhitebuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NEPA
    Posts
    7
    http://www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com/

    Sean Connery did the movie about the Molly McGuires here.
    "It's life and life only"

  14. #14
    Registered User 36654's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    1,633
    Quote Originally Posted by smartin108 View Post
    Maybe not so local at 145 miles away, but I plan to go.
    http://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org/
    One of my favorite museums...........I heartily recommend
    Cave contents: 99 R11RS, 2013 Toyota Tacoma, 03 Simplicity Legacy, 97 Stihl FS75, Dewalt DW625 & DW744

  15. #15
    Registered User 36654's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    1,633
    Quote Originally Posted by brewmeister View Post
    Last summer I was in Omaha visiting friends and they took me to the Union Railroad head quarters. I got to spend 2 hours in a train simulater. There was 10 differant situations you could try as you run the train. There was even video looking out the front and side for reality. The whole experiance was way to cool,I love this kind of stuff.
    The PRR shops were located in Altoona and the local community built this museum
    http://www.railroadcity.com/

    The Strasburg RR museam is in Lancaster Co.; http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/ . The claim to has steam locomotive simulator.
    Cave contents: 99 R11RS, 2013 Toyota Tacoma, 03 Simplicity Legacy, 97 Stihl FS75, Dewalt DW625 & DW744

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •