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Lackawanna County Coal Mine

Address: McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone Number: 800-238-7245; 570-963-6463
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Ranked #1 of 5 Landmarks in Scranton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Mines, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The tour will take you 300 feet below the earth into the pitch blackness old-time miners, some as...
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Type: Historic sites, Mines, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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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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 via mobile

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

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've been there a few times. Very educational for all ages. We rode down into the mine shaft on a mine car.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Worth going if you're from out of town or into local history. I've enjoyed it but after about ten times you can run the tour yourself. It is truely interesting how coal mines shaped this region and its part of our culture and history. I like the meseum too!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The coal mine is a highlight for any Scranton visit. The trip in the coal car 300 ft. into the mine is worth the admission alone. The guides, former miners, are informative and patient (there were 2 excited brothers in our group).

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Jamesburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This was a last minute trip and I had no expectations when we arrived. I found the video educational but outdated. When we got in the actual mine, I had a tremendous appreciation for what those miners did. This trip was worth every penny. I also got a dollar off due to a military discount. Combine this trip with the... More 

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