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Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921
+1 570-875-3850
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Great Day

It was a fun way to spend the day. We were lucky and it was the town's 25th anniversary so there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newfield, New Jersey
Unique place to stop

If you're in the area this place is worth the visit. You take a (very bumpy!) ride into the mine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Tour Pennsylvania's mining history at these mines.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coal mine” (90 reviews)
19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921
+1 570-875-3850
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a fun way to spend the day. We were lucky and it was the town's 25th anniversary so there were vendors all around. The train ride is short and bumpy but you wait at the top of the hill where there is a...More

Thank plfcowgirlval
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in the area this place is worth the visit. You take a (very bumpy!) ride into the mine. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions. Our family really enjoyed the time we spent in the mine. I've never been to...More

Thank AlisonsD4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 6 ,including 2 young and 2 teens. We did the combo of train and mine tour to save money. The rides are VERY bumpy..just be aware of that in case you have back or other issues. The guides on both tours were extremely...More

Thank enrichmentacademy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Mine Tour - the Guide was funny and told just enough details about the mine. I had previously gone on another coal mine tour further north in Pa. where you had to seemingly go down a lot deeper for the tour - I liked...More

Thank Erich B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If in the mid section of PA...I 81 area..take the time to go to the coal mine! We are in our seventies and thoroughly enjoyed the ride into an authentic coal mine. Roy, our leader, is a miner and did a super job of explaining...More

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently took our 2 year old granddaughter away for the weekend while mommy was recovering from a small surgery and found the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train. Reading the reviews it seemed like a good place to keep the...More

Thank wilecayotte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to check this out while we were in the area and we are glad we did. Our kids 3 and 6 loved both the train ride and the mine tour. The Mine tour was very cold, so make sure your bring a jacket...More

1  Thank Monica M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mine ride itself is shorter than I expected. Most of the time in the mine is spent walking around in the mine listening to the guide. I did learn a few things. It's worth a visit. Men's room across the street was disgusting. Wear...More

Thank stephencX1336AO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in July 2017...My 2 Children ages 14 and 16 and Mother...It was a great experience for all... Very informative tour on the past Coal Mining Industry.

Thank _tntmoule
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had so much fun yesterday. Riding and walking in the mine was fascinating, I learned so much about mining. The tour guide was very funny and informative. Reasonable prices at gift shop but remember to bring a jacket. It is quite chilly inside. I also...More

Thank Cassysj
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12 August 2016|
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Response from Adam S | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is called the Jellybucket Cafe. See the separate listing on TripAdvisor.