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You never really think of the sacrifices pur early ancestors went through to build this nation and... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Robert R
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not what I was expecting but pleasantly surprised!

We were expecting a "coal mine" tour, something set up for tourists to get the idea of what it was... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Michelle T
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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...more
McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

You never really think of the sacrifices pur early ancestors went through to build this nation and during this tour you really feel overwhelmed that you could get a small glance at the people who built our nation. This attraction is a must see!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We were expecting a "coal mine" tour, something set up for tourists to get the idea of what it was like back in the mining days. That's not what it is at all! It's literally a coal mine that was active for many years that...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour was a great activity to do if you have a few hours in Lackawanna County. The tour was educational and really immersed all participants in the experience! In the mine, you are down there for around an hour walking on...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Great and informative tour of a working coal mine. Tony was a great tour guide! This is a must see in Scranton.

Thank Nicyo
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

10.00 gets you a ticket on a coal car trolly to 200 feet underground and an hour with a group and a guide exploring a non-working coal mine. Very well explained, good humor, you come away with a real appreciation of how easy your life...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We found this tour to the inside of the coal mine to be very interesting. We all wore hard hats as we descended down 300 feet beneath the earth into the coal mine. We went on a coal car backwards down to the historic mine...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Tram takes you 300 feet underground. The park rangers take you on a tour that shows you just how hard a life the coal miners had during that period. As a local actor, I played a miner in an interactive show above ground and in...More

Thank Billy H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

For a small fee, experience the life of a coal miner by going down into a once working coal mine. Volunteer guides tell you the history in coal mining which was the main source of employment in the area in the early 1900's.

Thank Pat N
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This coal mine tour is a once in a lifetime experience. Very rarely are you given such a detailed and informative tour about the history of what drove our nation. You literally feel like a coal miner heading down into the depths to work. They...More

Thank HenryLabs10
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

First visit to this old coal mine. Take a 300ft trip on coal car to bottom of the mine. From there the tour guide takes you around for about an hour. Absolutely fascinating tour inside the coal mine. Hard to imagine how difficult it must...More

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17 July 2018|
Response from sushiguy79 | Reviewed this property |
45 - 60 minutes
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
Lisa F
7 June 2018|
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.