- The list below includes 34 free or cheap things to do in or near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, including 44 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Mini Golf, Movie Theaters and Music Venue.
- From Seven Tubs Natural Area to Academy of Golf Center, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Wilkes-Barre and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Scranton, Hazleton, Jim Thorpe and Benton.
Formed by glacial melting over 12,000 years ago, Seven Tubs Natural Area, is a publically accessible area of trails, rock formations and waterfalls. Hikers and visitors to the area can see a wide variety of birds and mammals that live in the woodlands.
The Academy of Golf Center is a driving range that is open for play year round. Covered and heated stalls, an indoor simulator, and a mini-golf course are among the amenities for golfers to enjoy at the center.
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195 North Wilkes-Barre Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 MoreLess Info
With 40 lanes for bowling, Chacko's Family Bowling Center, is the perfect destination for an afternoon of fun or to join a league. In between frames, enjoy a bite to eat or a refreshment, plus amenities are available for birthdays and private parties.
83% 6 votes
24 E Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 MoreLess Info
A 14-screen movie theater, R/C Wilkes Barre Movies 14 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade games, party rooms, high-back rocking chairs and a concession area.
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49 S Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 MoreLess Info
Displaying the history of the region, Luzerne County Historical Society offers several exhibits for visitors to explore. The museum has photographs and artifacts related to Native American, German, and coal mining influences in the county.
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1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, PA 18505 MoreLess Info
A stadium with a capacity of 18,000, including 7,000 seats and 10,500 on the lawn, Pavilion At Montage Mountain is a huge venue for music and festivals. There have food and drink vendors with normal concert prices.
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.
Representing the history of the early iron industry in America are the Historic Scranton Iron Furnaces. Situated in a beautiful historic park setting the furnaces are open to the public for viewing and are accessible by trolley or car.