- TripBuzz found 30 things to do with kids in or near Scranton, Pennsylvania, including 15 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wilkes-Barre, Lake Harmony and Honesdale.
- From Sno Cove to Montage Mountain, the Scranton area offers 47 different types of family activities, including: Specialty Museums, Theaters, Historic Sites and Bowling.
- One of the largest cities in Pennsylvania, the city of Scranton is a thriving business and residential community home to over 76,000 local residents. As the cultural center of the Lackawanna River valley, it draws tourists through its water recreation opportunities, sports venues, historical structures, cultural centers and annual parades.
Rather than a winter wonderland, Sno Cove is actually the large outdoor waterpark for Montage Mountain. It features a wave pool, lazy river, regulation size volleyball court, and the only 50mph zipline adventure in the area.
With 34 lanes to choose from, South Side Bowl, Inc. hosts leagues, tournaments, and open bowling sessions. Bumper bowling can be enabled for all lanes. In addition to bowling, the facility has a pub, snack bar, and pro-shop.
Visitors to Nay Aug Park can climb a treehouse to look at the gorge. They can also use the walking trails, eat a picnic, swim in the two swimming pools, and waterslide complex, and visit the Everhart Museum. The museum features an art collection, an ethnographic collection, and a natural history collection.
The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum tells the story of the settlers that came to America from 23 countries to work in the mines and textile factories through exhibits, vehicles, photographs, tools, and archival records. Visitors can also see a coalmine car, a locomotive, and a sculpture depicting a trap…
The Everhart Museum has an extensive collection of taxidermy birds from the local region. The museum also contains art from 12 African nations, mixed media collages from around the world, American paintings and a large collection of Dorflinger glass.
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The Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, features over 1,500 artifacts, including dioramas, depicting Marine Corps engagement from the Revolutionary War to now. Entry into the museum is accessed by way of the adjacent Leatherneck Lounge.
At the Lackawanna County Coal Mine, visitors can enter an anthracite coal mine by riding cars into the mine. Once at the bottom, visitors walk about a half mile to learn about coal mining, before riding the cars back to the surface.
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At the Steamtown National Historic Site, visitors can ask questions at the Visitor Center, watch an 18-minute documentary of steam trains in the Theater, visit the Technology Museum and walk along a time line of steam trains at the History Museum. Visitors can also take train rides.