Area Attractions

steamThe Steamtown National Historic Site

Situated at the heart of the Lackawanna Valley in Downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania.   Steamtown marked its 12th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service in 1998. Here, in this once significant center for railroading and the former headquarters for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, the history of American steam railroading has been preserved for the continued education and enjoyment of future generations.  A pedestrian footbridge adjoins The Mall At Steamtown.  » Click here to visit their website

trolleyElectric City Trolley Station & Museum

Relive the time of the trolleys at the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum, located in a resplendently restored late 19th century mill building. Through interactive exhibits and displays, including vintage trolleys, the museum tells the story of the electric traction systems and the impact they had on the development of the Lackawanna Valley, Northeast Pennsylvania and the industrial Northeast.
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Image00033Don Clark’s Miniature Memories Model Train Display

A train display like no other.  Featuring incredibly detailed renditions of the Scranton area in miniature form.  Featured on the second level of The Mall At Steamtown.  Four trains, among them a replica of the Lackawanna Railroad’s Phoebe Snow,  miniature versions of sites as The Scranton Times Building, Everhart Museum, Scranton City Hall, Nay Aug Park, Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, Glider Diner, and Scranton Electric Building.  The Dunder Mifflin Paper Co., of TV’s “The Office,” is featured at this charming display as well.

scrantonwelcomesyouOriginal “Scranton Welcomes You” Sign

Hey all you “the office” fans, get your photo taken in front of the famous, original “Scranton Welcomes You” sign featured on NBC’s hit show “the office”.  The welcome sign is now located on the second level of The Mall At Steamtown.  Stop in and check it out during your visit to Scranton, PA!

 

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

A professional minor league baseball team based  in the Scranton area. The team plays in Northern Division of International League and they are the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees Major League Baseball club. The team plays at PNC Field.

Snö Mountain

A ski resort in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Among the largest ski areas in the state’s Pocono region, it has 26 ski and snowboard trails that include beginner slopes as well as some of the region’s steepest skiing.  One notable trail, White Lightning, has a headwall that is at a 32 degree angle, making it one of the steepest trails in the country.  The trails are separated into different sections on the mountain: above the lodge are the beginner slopes, on the north side of the mountain are intermediate slopes, and below the lodge are the expert slopes. Snö Mountain also has two terrain parks and two half-pipes, including a 22-footer. It has a lodge with a patio and grill.

ttlogoTimmy’s Town Center

Positive discovery of self and community through hands-on engagement and interactive learning for all children and their adult guests. Its environment, exhibits and programs are designed to demonstrate what it means to live in, care for, and sustain a healthy community. Timmy’s Town Center is located on the second level of The Mall At Steamtown.

Timmy’s Town Center is a member of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM).  When children play in an interactive museum such as Timmy’s Town Center, objective, quantifiable and impressionable leaning takes place. Children’s museums light a creative spark for discovery, school readiness, and lifelong learning. Timmy’s Town Center is a place where children develop essential fundamental skills; where they are respected; and where families connect in meaningful ways.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

The American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. They play in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. They were the 2011 winners of the East Division and the Eastern Conference (in terms of regular season titles), winning their first Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy.

Nay Aug Park

The City of Scranton’s largest park, Nay Aug, grants residents and visitors a touch of nature amid the city landscape. Walking trails, picnic areas, kid-friendly rides, two playgrounds, two Olympic-sized swimming pools and waterslide complex number among the attractions. The Everhart Museum is also located within the park. A rock-strewn gorge and waterfalls add to the allure and have been named a National Natural Landmark.

Nay Aug Park’s David Wenzel Tree house is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, opened on Friday, May 25, 2007. It overlooks the gorge, rising an awesome 150 feet above. The tree house was constructed by Forever Young, Inc., with public and private donations and set the stage for additional tree house construction in other cities across the United States.

coalLackawanna Coal Mine Tour

Explore 300 feet below the earth in an actual mine. See for yourself how men slaved on hands and knees to harvest black diamonds. Learn from a real miner about life and hard coal time in the city that was once the Anthracite Capital of the World.
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Scranton Cultural Center

A theatre and cultural center in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Cultural Center’s mission statement is “to rejuvenate a national architectural structure as a regional center for arts, education and community activities appealing to all ages.  The Cultural Center hosts off Broadway performances, music and stand-up comedy performances, and special events including weddings and proms. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Cultural Center features regular performances by Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. It has also hosted performances by contemporary musical artists, including Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews, and Maroon 5.  Broadway Theatre of Northeast PA puts on Broadway musicals, including Rent, Mamma Mia! and Les Miserables.

Lodging

Hilton Scranton Conference Center

(2 blocks from The Mall at Steamtown)
570-343-3000
100 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel

The Historic Lackawanna Station
(3 blocks from The Mall at Steamtown)
570-342-8300
700 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

Nichols Village Hotel & Spa

570-587-1135
1101 Northern Boulevard
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

The Clarion Hotel

570-344-9811 , 1-800-CLARION
300 Meadow Avenue
Scranton, PA 18411

Fairfield Inn

570-346-3222
949 Viewmont Drive
Dickson City, PA 18519

Residence Inn Scranton

570-343-5121
947 Viewmont Drive
Dickson City, PA 18519

 Hampton Inn

570-342-7002
Montage Mountain Road and Davis Street
Scranton, PA 18507

 

 

 

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