Top 200 Places: Ashland Coal Mine and Steam Train

Ashland Coal Mine and Steam Train
19th and Oak Streets
Pennsylvania 17921

There are 2 tours offered here; Pioneer Tunnel takes visitors deep into the mountain for a lesson in “hard coal” coal mining, and the Henry Clay is a gauge steam train (once used to haul coal cars), that now take visitors 3,000 feet along side the mountain. Your pooch is welcome on both tours if they are well behaved and comfortable with being in the mine cars or on the train. Dogs must be under their owner’s control at all times, and be leashed and cleaned up after. Tours last about 30 to 35 minutes.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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