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“Great Tour”

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
Ranked #1 of 2 Tours in Scranton
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

A great informative 45 minute and chilly tour.
The floor is a little uneven and slippery so I would suggest at least wearing sneakers or footwear with traction.
A 1,300 foot ride down to bring you 300 feet under ground. I know it sounds weird...
Bring at least sweatshirt. The more into the trip the colder it gets...
Gets crowded on the weekends.
No set tour times. Depends on how people show so tour times can vary.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Our tour guide was amazing. He was writing a book about mining and there wasn't a question he could not answer..what an incredibly hard life these men, boys and mules had...There is an additional $7 fee to tour the museum. it is well worth a visit.!. There is a huge textile loom inside ...(this is the female job equivalent of mining.) plus many exhibits on mining, medicine, immigration and even a reconstructed tavern from that era.
For the mine tour, wear good shoes. There is a bit of walking and the ground is uneven and slippery. don't forget your jacket!

Thank Joan D
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Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

An excellent use of two hours informing and educating tourists on the work performed in the mines.

The guide was a retired employee who took pride in presenting the facts and anecdotes.

It is especially beneficial for the kids to get a feel for how hard and dirty work can be.

Thank phlege
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

You actually ride an enclosed car down 300 feet into a coal mine; and tour it! Such great history and a wonderful science lesson as well! A chilly 53 degrees underground; so wear enough to be comfortable on this one hour tour. There are good exhibits in the buildings on site; and you also see old coal cars and other pieces of mining equipment! Don't miss it!

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

This tour is both informative and fun. You first get to look around "topside" at the little gift shop/ticket sales area. There are some interesting wall articles, as well as a short film. You get to descend 250 feet below the surface from a winch powered car. This was cool. As you start, it is very light, but as you descend....the darker and cooler it gets. Once at the bottom, you are lead on a tour by your guide, and get to see how the miner's craft should be truly appreciated. My son, who is nine and addicted to the game, really like this tour. He was able to see all of the different jobs children as young as 5 years old did, plus how real miners worked in brutal conditions. Would recommend for anyone, it was fun..

Thank shoopes
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