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Scranton is a charming city in Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna River Valley. A former coal mining community, the area today is packed with museums and historical sites that reflect its industrial past. Picturesque parks, rolling hills and a large lake also surround Scranton.
Take a subterranean tour of the Lackawanna County Coal Mine. In the depths you’ll experience the pitch-black conditions in which miners worked for decades. Learn about the history of the mine and the young children who once worked in these squalid circumstances.
Hike along one of the paths around Scranton Lake alongside trees, flowers and plants. View the water as you take a healthy jog on the walking path. Enjoy a picnic on a grassy knoll with a backdrop of birds, squirrels, chipmunks and other wildlife.
Visit the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum to learn about the history of this transportation system and see antique trolleys. The children’s section has small models of the vehicles. Purchase souvenirs at the gift shop. The main attraction is a ride on a trolley through scenic countryside.
Enjoy the serene ambiance at Nay Aug Park. Find walking trails, picnic benches and children’s playgrounds in this family-friendly area. Kids flock to the waterslide complex and Olympic-sized swimming pools. Follow the long wooden ramp, which is wheelchair-accessible, to the David Wenzel Tree House, where you can enjoy panoramic views of a gorge. The park’s Everhart Museum combines natural history, science and art.
See a theatrical performance at the Scranton Cultural Center. The Gothic and Romanesque building is bathed in purple and blue light in the evening.
Visit Tripp House, the oldest home in Lackawanna County. The white wooden structure dates back to 1771. Scranton’s inception as a city took place in 1866.
Scranton’s weather is usually hot and humid in the summer and cold and snowy during winter. When the snow falls, hit the slopes at Montage Mountain Ski Resort. It has 26 pistes across 140 acres (56.7 hectares) of land.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Seven Tubs Natural Area and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Mohegan Sun Arena and F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in the heart of Wilkes-Barre, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Mohegan Sun Arena and within 3 mi (5 km) of Chacko's Family Bowling Center and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.
Located in the heart of Moosic, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from PNC Field and within 6 mi (10 km) of Montage Mountain Waterpark and Montage Mountain Ski Resort. Everhart Museum and Nay Aug Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Wilkes-Barre, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mohegan Sun Arena, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, and Chacko's Family Bowling Center. F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.
Situated in Pittston, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, PNC Field, and Seven Tubs Natural Area. Mohegan Sun Arena and Montage Mountain Waterpark are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Marywood University, Lahey Family Fun Park, and Houdini Museum. Electric City Trolley Station and Museum and The Mall at Steamtown are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in the heart of Scranton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Everhart Museum and University of Scranton. Nay Aug Park and The Mall at Steamtown are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in Wilkes-Barre, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Mohegan Sun Arena and within 3 mi (5 km) of Chacko's Family Bowling Center and F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.