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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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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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amazing, should be seen by visitors &especially locals

We had 4 Italian relatives visit us & took them on this tour, since my husband's grandfather worked in the mines. Even though they did not understand much of the narration in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 4 Italian relatives visit us & took them on this tour, since my husband's grandfather worked in the mines. Even though they did not understand much of the narration in English, they really appreciated what his grandfather & others went through. If anyone from northeastern Pa. has not gone on this tour they are missing out on this... More 

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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visit, informative and fun. A must for those interested in local history or coal mining history in general.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've been in 58 countries and have been in many different tours and this tour was truly educational entertaining and thrilling for what it is. Anybody that visits Scranton should take this tour.

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Lewes, Delaware
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Love the history of the coal mine. This was the best part of our trip. Deff turned me on too learning about coal mines, and too visiting more around the country.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

took my kids for a great fun time. the litte ones always cry on the way down because its dark but overall its fun for all. you walk through an actuall coal mine, get some history of coal use and mining and get a feel for what it was like. its moist so be prepared. go and enjoy

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We came with 4 kids age 11 and 8. Kids liked it. About an hour, take you by mine car into the mine. Half an hour explanation about mines and coal. Informative , nice for kids. Enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This place is a fascinating look at the history of coal mining in the area! The ride down into the mine is fun and a bit scary. Jason, our guide, was entertaining and informative throughout the tour. Well done! Down in the mine there are plenty of things to see, most of which I was unfamiliar with, so I feel... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Deep into the ground you are transported via a cable-rail car to the harsh reality of what was a miner's life. Some riders in our car where anxious expecting a fast roller coaster type decent, which was so far from the actual slow progression. Fascinating for adults, young children in our group seemed bored, anxious to run ahead. Our guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Traveled with my kids (12 & 8) and grand parents - everyone enjoyed the tour down the mine. The kids obviously loved the ride, and learned about the life of the miners.

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Truly a fun time and friendly Staff, going into the cable car and traveling the mines is hard to put into words, it's exciting yet emotional and definitely informative of what it was like back then to be working the mines.

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