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Luzerne County/Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Luzerne County is the perfect getaway for your family and friends. You’ll Find it All Right Here!!

Whitewater Challengers and Pocono Whitewater have been guiding rafters down the Lehigh River for many years. Enjoy zip-lining, paintball, camping and biking along the scenic Lehigh River. A must do is to kayak the Susquehanna River with one of our expert outfitters and watch closely for the extensive wildlife, especially bald eagles.

Springtime is tee time! Golf that is!! Northeast PA offers golfers challenging, uncrowded courses at a tremendous value. Call or click for our Golf and Stay brochure.

Shopping! Let’s go to The Arena Hub Shopping Plaza in Wilkes-Barre offers outlet shopping including Eddie Bauer Outlet and Barnes and Noble for a great latte and reading material, and much more! The Shoppes at Montage is another notable stop for shopping, dining and relaxing. The Crossings Premium Outlets is nearby as well with over 100 stores to choose from.

History abounds in this region, making it what it is today. Late in the 17th century Native American Indians settled in the meadows of the Wyoming Valley along the shores of the Susquehanna River. Innovations during the Industrial Revolution here set the standard for a growing nation and a foundation for American prosperity. Eckley Miner’s Village depicts life among the coal families with an authentic patchtown village and was the film set for the movie “The Molly McGuires” starring Sean Connery. Steamtown National Historic Site presents the history of steam railroading and the people who made it possible. Go down in history at the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour where a coal miner will take you 300 feet below the earth’s surface to give you an overview of the dangerous life of miners. Take the kids to the Houdini Museum where they will have a great time as the eccentric John Bravo the Great makes rabbits appear and people disappear. Knoebels Amusement Park, the #1 family-owned amusement park in the US, is just minutes away from Wilkes-Barre.

Luzerne County is proud to host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Catch the action at their season opener at the state-of-the-art Mohegan Sun Arena. If hockey isn’t your game, catch the action at a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees game at PNC Field. The Hotel at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, PA’s First Casino, is now open for business with slots and table games for your enjoyment. It also boasts a breath-taking view of the mountains, offers live harness racing, and several restaurants, including Ruth Chris Steakhouse.

Fairs, parades and festivals, which represent the rich ethnic diversity and civic pride, abound here. Experience a unique art-deco style theatre at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, which is host to great entertainment.

Luzerne County – You’ll Find it All Right Here!! Let our unparalleled hotels and resorts, with their well-informed, courteous staff cater to your every need. Call for our free Visitors Guide and Calendar of Events. www.tournepa.com. 1-888-905-2872.

Destination Details

Address:
56 Public Square
Phone:
570-819-1877
Website:
www.tournepa.com