- Our list of the best things to do in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, features the top 52 nearby activities — including 17 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Wilkes-Barre, PA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Entertainment & Shows, Museums & Galleries, Amusement, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 12 things to do within the city of Wilkes-Barre, PA , followed by 40 popular activities in nearby cities, including Scranton, Lake Harmony, Hazleton, Jim Thorpe, Benton and Albrightsville
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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.
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4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503 MoreLess Info
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.
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195 Hanover St., Scranton, PA MoreLess Info
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.
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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420 N Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503 MoreLess Info
With a variety of performing arts workshops available, Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple offers visitors a facility complete with activity rooms and a theater. The center hosts cultural events like musicals and fundraisers.
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 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.
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 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.