- Our list of the best things to do in Scranton, Pennsylvania, features the top 43 nearby activities — including 13 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Scranton, PA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 20 things to do within the city of Scranton, PA , followed by 24 popular activities in nearby cities, including Wilkes-Barre, Lake Harmony and Honesdale
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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.
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.
A small town within a city, the University of Scranton is a refreshingly slower paced school in the heart of busy Scranton. Students appreciate the ever improving facilities, nightlife, and safe environment that the university provides.
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Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, PA MoreLess Info
Scranton was the first Pennsylvania city to have trolleys, and The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum offers photographs and other memorabilia from the trolleys. Visitors can take a trolley ride through the Crown Avenue Tunnel, one of the longest interurban tunnels ever built.
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 Scranton Cultural Center is a creative and performing arts academy that features live plays, food and wine festivals, and art workshops. The facility is also available for weddings and corporate events.
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…
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The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic presents the patrons of Scranton, and all those who visit, with a quality entertainment experience. The centers mission is to educate those who experience a show with the highest level of artistic excellence that will enrich and engage.
The magician Houdini's life is covered at the Houdini Museum where visitors can see memorabilia, artifacts, mannequins and films. The museum also has live shows where several of Houdini's most famous tricks are performed.
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.