The University of Scranton Campus Tour Local Attractions Addition!
Eletric Trolley Museum, Cliff St., www.ectma.org; 570-963-6590
Discover the history of the electric traction system and experience a trolley excursion through Northeast Pennsylvania. The Electric Trolley Museum, owned by Lackawanna County, includes a trip through Crown Ave tunnel, which is one the longest interurban tunnels in the United States! For more information contact the museum!
Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour, 1 Bald Mr. RD, 570-963-6463
Explore 300 feet beneath the earth through Scranton’s historic anthracite coal mine originally opened in 1860. Open April through November, the Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour allows you to experience the life of a coal miner as you wind through underground gangways and rock tunnel past three different veins of hard coal. Call 1-800-238-7245 for the next available tour, offered daily.
Lackwanna River Heritage Trail, 213 South 7th Ave., 570-963-6730
The Lackawanna River Heritage Trail is a multi-purpose trail that follows the Lackawanna River for forty miles in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This beautiful trail is a wonderful community asset. Visit Lackawanna River Heritage Trail throughout the year to walk or jog, exercise your dog, cycle or to simply enjoy the surrounding nature!
Lake Scranton, 125 Scranton-Pocono Hwy
Looking to surround yourself with calmness and peace? At Lake Scranton you can take in the scenic view of the lake while walking or running along the 3.5 mile trail. No pets or bikes are allowed along this trail and lake, which is owned and operated by the Pennsylvania American Water Company and supplies all of Scranton’s water needs. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon in nature just a few minutes from campus!
Mall at Steamtown/Downtown Boutiques, 300 Lackawanna Ave., www.mallatsteamtown.com; 570-343-3400
Downtown Scranton offers a variety of shopping options. The Mall at Steamtown, the downtown’s only indoor mall, i includes department stores; men, women and children’s apparel stores such as Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters and Express; jewelry and gifts, electronics, shoes, specialty kiosks and more! When you visit be sure to check out the original "Scranton Welcomes You" sign featured on NBC's hit show "The Office." Throughout downtown, you can also find a variety of boutiques with unique items and gifts.
Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, www.mohegansunarenapa.com; 570-208-7367
Throughout the year Mohegan Sun holds a variety of musical performances. It is also home to the Scranton Penguins hockey team. Come out and enjoy watching this American Hockey League team battle is out on the ice to bring home another victory. For tickets and additional information call 570-831-2100, and for the Penguins game schedule call the above number.
Montage Mountain Shopping Area, 1035 Shoppes Blvd, Moosic, PA; 570-341-3271
The Shoppes at Montage offers a variety of stores, including Aeropostale, Ann Taylor LOFT, Yankee Candle, GameStop, New York & Company and many more! During the warmer seasons be entertained by attending a concert in the Toyota Pavilion- an amphitheatre located at Montage Mountain, or attend a movie at Cinemark Movie Theater after a long day of shopping!
Nay Aug Park/Everhart Museum, 400 Arthur Ave., www.everhart-museum.org; 570-348-4189
The City of Scranton’s largest park, Nay Aug, offered residents and visitors a touch of nature amid the city landscape. It offers walking trails, picnic areas, two Olympic –sized pools and two playgrounds. A pedestrian footbridge gives access to the Roaring Brook, which has gone untouched for years and the David Wenzel Tree House overlooks a gorge, rising an awesome 150 feet above. The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art is located inside the park at 1901 Mulberry St. and offers natural history, rich cultural artifacts, as well at the creative works of arts from the ancient world to the present day! Call 570-340-5204 for more information on the Everhart’s current exhibits. Old Forge Pizza
Proclaimed as being the “Pizza Capital of the World,” the streets of Old Forge, Pennsylvania are lined with pizza places. With almost a dozen pizzerias, the small town of Old Forge offers delectable and overwhelming options of cheesy slices of pizza. Visit this renowned town today to get a taste of uniquely styled pizza at any of the many pizzerias!
PA Anthracite Heritage Museum, 159 Cedar Ave., www.anthracitemuseum.org; 570-963-4804
Located adjacent to the Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour, the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum tells the story of the people who worked in the anthracite mining and textiles industries. Learn about the diversity of the people, family life and the difficult working conditions in the mines by visiting this unique museum.
Railriders: PNC Field, 235 Montage Mt. Road, Moosic PA; 570-969-2255
Home to the RailRider’s, a Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, PNC Field is a smaller version of the stadiums that stand in Philadelphia and New York City. This three-tiered grandstand has an upper deck, suites, a press box and a lower level. Come to this modern stadium and cheer on the Wilkes-Barre RailRiders!
Sno Mountain Ski Resort, 1000 Montage Mountain Rd., www.snomtn.org; 570-969-7669
Boasting the steepest vertical drop out of any ski resort in Pennsylvania, Sno Mountain Ski Resort is the place to be on a cold, wintery day! Ski or snowboard down one of the twenty-five slopes or go tubing. End your day at the full service lodge and restaurant. Check out their Facebook page for specials and updates!
Steamtown National Historic Site, 105 S. Washington Ave.,www.nps.gov/stea/; 570-340-5200
The Steamtown National Historic Site, part of the National Park System, includes Technology and History Museums and the opportunity to ride a real steam locomotive passenger train. Feel the heat from the firebox. Hear the bell and whistle. Smell the hot steam and oil, feel the ground vibrate, and hear the chuff-chuff of the smokestack.Today, you can relive the era of steam as the engines come back to life at the Steamtown National Historic Site!
Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., www.scrantonculturalcenter.org; 570-346-7369
The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is an architectural treasure that serves as a regional center for the arts, education and community activities appealing to all. It is home to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the Broadway Theatre League and is host to numerous concerts, performances and special events. Call for information about upcoming events or to tour the building.
Viewmont Mall Area, 100 Viewmont Mall, Scranton PA
There is something for everyone in the Viemont Mall and surrounding shopping area. The Viewmont Mall, an indoor shopping mall, offers a variety of department stores, including Macy’s, and other stores such as Old Navy. Along Viewmont Drive/Commerce Blvd., find a variety of other offerings: Target, Walmart, T.J. MAXX, Best Buy, Sam’s Club and more! After a busy day of shopping, attend a movie at the IMAX Theater or dine at one of the many restaurants!
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