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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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nice aventure

nice park. good explanation of the hard work and dangerous conditions the miners had to endure. childres enjoyed it

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Princeton
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Princeton
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

nice park. good explanation of the hard work and dangerous conditions the miners had to endure. childres enjoyed it

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Warwick, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The ride down was a great start. The tour was informative and the cooler temp was lovely. The only negative was the ticket/gift shop was short staffed. The woman running it was very nice but expected to do entirely too much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Admission is $10/adult and I thought for the experience and entertainment of what you're getting is worth it! Typically the tour goes for approximately an hour, but we were down there for an hour and a half. Billy was our tour guide and he was very informative and patient with questions. There was 33 people in our tour group, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We drove a bit out of our way for this excursion. It was well worth the trip!! Ride in a coal car and take a tour of the coal mine. Very informative and really fun, bring a jacket it's cold down there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went there today just to see what they had to offer. Lou was our guide and he explained everything and answered every question anyone would answer. He is a 5th generation miner himself so he knew what he was talking about.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The coal mine tour was full of information about the way of life in the coal mine era. You can take a coal car down a coal mine to see what the miners life would have been like.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I arrived at the site a little after 10 AM on Monday, bought our tickets and joined a school group of about 15-20 fourth grade students and their chaperons.. After about a 10 minute wait, we boarded the mining cart and started the tour. The male guide was young personable and informative, and the kids seemed to... More 

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NJ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Brought my friends as a surprise on a trip to Scranton. Wasn't sure how they were going to like it as my friends tend to be a bit picky, but I'm happy to say we all had a great time. The tour guide (sorry, forgot his name), was very pleasant & knowledgeable. (My only complaint was that when we arrived... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I've done this tour twice with the same guide and the guide was wonderful. Very informative and he made it interesting. If you are visiting in November bring a jacket. Seriously. It's freezing down there. Also you do have to put a helmet on so be aware if you are creeped out by that sort of thing. They do provide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Wow! Now I know what my Grandfather went through and why my father and his brothers strone to elevate themselves from a life as a coal miner. I have so much respect for them after seeing what life underground was like. Our tour guide was EXCEPTIONAL and showed that he had a true passion for what he did. Thank you.....Thank... More 

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