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So Much to See and Do in Downtown Scranton!
A spring tradition since 1962, The Scranton St. Patrick's Parade in Downtown Scranton is one of the largest in the country.
History. Heart. Hustle.
There's wonderful energy in and around Downtown Scranton!
From arts and culture to outdoor recreation, unique shopping and fabulous dining, the City of Scranton is always bustling with activity.
Broadway in Scranton: In partnership with NAC Entertainment, Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania presents a full season of national touring Broadway shows at the historic Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Avenue, in downtown Scranton. Don’t miss your chance to experience Broadway in Scranton!
Creative and Performing Arts Academy (CaPAA): Located inside the historic Ritz Building, 222 Wyoming Avenue, CaPAA offers classes in creative and performing arts to people of all ages. Everyone is welcome to act, sing and dance in this beautifully-restored theater.
Downtown Walking Tours: The Lackawanna Historical Society hosts Downtown Walking Tours featuring Scranton’s exceptional and varied architecture. Listen to surprising tales about some of the city’s prominent buildings as you stroll through the downtown. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history, design, and craftsmanship of such structures as the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Scranton City Hall, the Albright Memorial Library, the Federal Courthouse and Post Office building, Hotel Jermyn, St. Peter’s Cathedral, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Tours are offered on Saturdays from June through October.
Electric City Aquarium and Reptile Den: Learn about land and sea creatures at the Electric City Aquarium and Reptile Den inside the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Avenue, downtown Scranton. The 20,000+ square-foot facility features fish and reptiles, and promotes a message of conservation and respect for all aquatic life.
The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art: The Everhart Museum’s permanent collection features American folk art, works on paper, rocks and minerals, birds, plants, Dorflinger glass, and more. Located on the grounds of Nay Aug Park in East Scranton, the Museum hosts rotating exhibits and a full schedule of programs and events. An architectural gem, the Everhart Museum is just minutes from downtown Scranton.
First Friday Scranton: A monthly gallery hop in downtown Scranton, First Friday offers a wide variety of cultural events in restaurants, cafés, galleries, boutiques, and other small businesses. Highlighting visual and performing arts, visitors may explore venues on foot, or ride the trolley bus. First Friday Scranton is held on the first Friday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m. in venues throughout the downtown.
Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour: Go down in history — 300 feet beneath the surface of the earth in a once abandoned, but now restored, hard coal mine. On this tour, you’ll see where and how men and boys worked to heat a nation and fuel the conversion of our nation's economy from agriculture to industry. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park, 1 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton, runs April 1 through November 30.
Steamtown National Historic Site: This national park is located in the center of downtown Scranton. Steamtown NHS is an industrial heritage site that showcases the role steam railroad transportation played in the American Industrial Revolution. The site features exhibits, a theater, gift shop, and of course, excursions and tours!
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