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Lackawanna County Coal Mine

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Address: McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
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+1 800-238-7245

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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Better than any tv exposure

See live and up close the atmosphere of a coal mine. Experience the damp cold of a mine. Gives you a regard for what many men experienced in the past in the area; especially... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
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Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

See live and up close the atmosphere of a coal mine. Experience the damp cold of a mine. Gives you a regard for what many men experienced in the past in the area; especially enlightening is the exposure to 4 feet high mines that existed. I was told many stories by my dad who worked the mines all his adult... More 

Thank JeBButch
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take the family and friends, fantastic history of mining, you tour goes into to a mine and explains the workings of a coal miner.

Thank Gerard S
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Lackawanna County coal mine is a real coal mine from the moment you enter the train to the bottom of the "pit" you will embellish a trip you could only imagine in a Hollywood movie..you descend in a genuine train the same as the miners, this mine was an actual producing mine before the industry dissolved to other forms... More 

Thank jsphalbert
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all had a great time at the coal mine tour, my grandkids found it very interesting a definite must if your in the Scranton areas. Plus the park is located in is a beautiful place to take a walk through nature

Thank nana0826
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This starts as a really fun adventure and as the tour continues, you realize the perilous working conditions people endured while mining. Near the end of the tour, the lights are turned off, so you can really experience a few seconds of what miners endured daily. Don't recommend children under 6 years of age. Mine is cool (50's) so bring... More 

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Dickson City, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there several years ago with my family from Georgia. Young boys were overwhelmed with the mine. Explanation of the miners was excellent and they got a true picture of their great grandfathers days in the mine. Wonderful expierence

Thank pollith
Long Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see. Not only do you learn how a coal mine operated, but you learn about the conditions the miners worked under, as well as how they were ripped off by the mining companies. Children had dangerous jobs, as well---and their lives meant nothing. Be sure to watch the movie about the industry, shown in the building... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This is really a must see attraction. It doesn't just show the past but what miners currently experience. It will be truly unforgettable and is a worthwhile visit.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was a bit skeptical taking this tour but allowed someone to convince me to go. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It's very informative for those who live in the area and have actually had family members who were miners and also to visitors who from what I could see were very impressed. The tour is about... More 

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We have been on this tour more than once but it is so neat to go underground and see what mining was like. The trip down into the mine is fun...a bit jerky and bumpy and you need to hold on, but the kids love it. There is just something historical and interesting to learn about the mining days. There... More 

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