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Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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A very unique experience

The trip into the Lackawanna Coal mine is unique, fun and very informative. If you like learning... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Lori R
Historical

Great tour to learn about the history coal played in our area. Bring sweatshirts if touring in the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
colganm
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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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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McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The trip into the Lackawanna Coal mine is unique, fun and very informative. If you like learning about the history of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the coal industry, this is great. All ages will enjoy this experience. Plus, it's great on a hot summer day!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great tour to learn about the history coal played in our area. Bring sweatshirts if touring in the summer as it will be cool in the mine.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome eye opener! Everyone should take advantage of this history lessons. Makes you really appreciate those who work and have worked the mines.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Went to the Lackawanna coal mine on a day off with coworkers. It is am actual mine that is no longer active. Only $10! You load up in a rail car and are lowered 300 feet underground. There the your guide gives shows you where...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This place was very interesting it even kept the interest of my teens. It had a lot of information that was creepy, cool, and almost heartbreaking. Overall it was a great not overly expensive family activity.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Although you will learn a lot about the days of coal mining, it is not for those who do not enjoy confined spaces. Dark, wet and cold. Such a sad history of the coal miners! You will slowly go backwards into the earth to experience...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Awesome place with great history. PLEASE WEAR YOUR HELMET..... 10 seconds after boarding the tram, I bang my head against the ceiling, so super happy that I had my helmet on. When they say that you really need it, you do really need it. Also...More

2  Thank wetfoot
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We had never been in a mine before and weren't sure what to expect. We watched a short video in an air conditioned room after buying our tickets. Then we lined up and took a coal mine ride down into the coal mine. Our guide,...More

3  Thank GrnMtnGirl79
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

I love visiting the same mine my grandfather and great grandparents worked at when they grew up. It’s amazing and historical and I love it.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We were traveling up Highway 81 which goes from Washington DC to Ithaca New York and had some time to spare. We found the Lackawanna Coal Mine tour online and decided to try it. It was surprisingly good. A 30 minute movie gives some history...More

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brat3457
17 July 2018|
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45 - 60 minutes
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Jessica S
28 June 2018|
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Response from Syma W | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend this for children that young. It's dim, there is not really enough room for a stroller. But more importantly I think that some of the areas may be a bit scary for children that age especially the life... More
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Lisa F
7 June 2018|
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Response from wetfoot | Reviewed this property |
10 USD per person. 7.50 for kids (up to 12). 9.50 for seniors and 9.00 military. No other discounts. . They take credit cards. At the end, guide will ask for tips so have some cash if you feel this is appropriate.
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