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Lackawanna County Coal Mine

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Address: McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone Number: 800-238-7245; 570-963-6463
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The tour will take you 300 feet below the earth into the pitch blackness...
The tour will take you 300 feet below the earth into the pitch blackness old-time miners, some as young as seven or eight, had to face. While you won’t have to deal with poisonous gases, you will feel the chill. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour is open from April 1st through November 30th and is closed only on Thanksgiving Day.
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A must see!

If you're traveling through this area, the Coal Mine Tour is a must on your to do list. The experience is amazing! You learn a lot about our rich local history that impacted the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Duryea, Pennsylvania, United States
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Duryea, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you're traveling through this area, the Coal Mine Tour is a must on your to do list. The experience is amazing! You learn a lot about our rich local history that impacted the entire nation throughout the industrial revolution. The tour is fascinating and the tour guides are excellent, knowledgeable and entertaining. I'm a local and I've been there... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a well made exhibit of a local mine shaft. I was impressed by the staff and their knowledge of mining in the area. If you or a parent worked in the mines and told stories of what it was like this will help understand the feeling. This is a made for public place so the true dangers and... More 

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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A fun and interesting place to learn what life was like for coal miner. It includes a 20 minute tour into a real coal mine. You ride down in an open coal car take a short walk through the mine then ride out again. The museum contains interesting artifacts. McDade park adjoins the coal mine where you can picnic and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

It was so interesting! The information our guide gave us was so intriguing. I must admit I was worried bec they had us watch an old and outdated movie in between the tour waiting time. It was so dull! But the caves were cool- both temp wise and interese wise. Highly recommend for history buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great time! Very informative and knowledgeable guides. They have a very nice facility there to enjoy. I would highly recommend this tour!

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Surprisingly, very interesting. The tour guide was great and was very informative. The tour really gives you an appreciation for the hard, dangerous work that was done in the mines - and some of it by very young children. This is great place to take kids.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Boy I had no idea I would enjoy this tour as much as I did. Going down the car into the coal shafts and then walking around the tunnels was extremely interesting. The guide really knew his stuff and had a cool accent and story telling way about him. Kids really enjoyed it too. Well worth the visit. Its a... More 

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Pine Bush, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We chose to go here instead of Steamtown since it was a rainy day, and for the most part we would be inside here. (Note there is a short outside walk to the tram depot from the ticket building.) Be aware that we found this a little hard to find because it is situated in a county park. We missed... More 

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NE Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Going into the mine is fun for the whole family. It is always in the 55 deg. range in the mine, so it is a great trip for a hot summer day or the escape the cold in the winter. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is always nice to find a diamond in the ruff. Very enjoyable. Amazing sights, nature at its finest!

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