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Historic Scranton Iron Furnaces

Scranton, PA
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A bit difficult to understand the concept but still very impressive as a large structure that was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
An interesting little stop along the way

I wish you could walk through them, but all the same it was fun to see what they did to create iron... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Spring Creek, Nevada
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Four huge furnaces used by the Lackawanna Iron & Coal Company.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good31%
  • Average29%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit difficult to understand the concept but still very impressive as a large structure that was well preserved.

Thank sycha
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I wish you could walk through them, but all the same it was fun to see what they did to create iron in the old days. Glad I didn't have to be the guys in those furnaces smelting and pouring the iron into casts. We...More

Thank Buckaroo94
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Informative signs to read. Short little walk. Nice photo spot. Don't forget to walk around to the bottom. Free.

Thank John S
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A view into the past when the lackawanna valley was booming with industry. Beautifully restored and scenic. Even used as a wedding venue this sight is unexpected in the middle of downtown Scranton.

Thank Luanne C
Reviewed 21 April 2017

very interesting piece of local history. its a very hidden attraction iin the middle of the city and could easily be missed if you didn't know about it in advance. I wish you were allowed access to the inside of the furnace, maybe guided tours.

Thank pchack
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of those local spots that gets way too little attention. While well maintained, the sight could be enhanced with some modern interaction displays

Thank Alyssa B
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Iron Furnaces kind of grow out of the land. You can view from top looking down or from the bottom. It would be neat if you could walk around inside but it's probably a liability to let people do that. We saw lots of...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Just outside the downtown area, this site is well worth taking a few minutes to see. This is a giant furnace used to make iron a long time ago and it's interesting to see the fortress like structure. Nearby is the water source which provides...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have been to Scranton many times. This was the first time I went here. To see the massive structures used to make Iron back in the day, it's simply amazing. Coming from Bethlehem Steel town to see how it all got started is mine...More

2  Thank Frank S
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

When you first arrive, the furnaces are underwhelming. However, upon further exploration, there is more to them than meets the eye. They can be viewed from the top or at street level. The street level view is more interesting. There is great detail when peering...More

1  Thank schmutaki
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