Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau

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Guest Rooms2,400
Guest rooms at 1 hotel
Special event venues100
Average room rate$88.00
Daily food cost$56.00
Occupancy rate7%
Tax rate6%

Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau


Meet Outside the Box in Lackawanna County

Meetings and corporate functions get creative in Lackawanna County when you incorporate historical venues, memorable teambuilding activities, and ethnic cuisine. Excite your team with a new type of meeting space such as a restored business car in a steam locomotive, a room surrounded with archaeological artifacts, or in a historic Masonic Temple! We know Lackawanna County like the back of our hand, and no knows your team's meeting or event needs better than you! Let's join forces to make this a fully customizable trip with all of your wants and needs checked off. The Visitors Bureau offers the following services: *Community awareness and public relations through digital and print marketing *Planning professionals and resources *Welcome packages and promotional items *Transportation resources *Housing services *Communication services *Multimedia promotional items *FAM Tour itineraries *Site tour accessbility We understand the best way for a group to be productive in a meeting is to have fun before, during, and after. From dining tours & wine trails to "The Office" self-guided teambuilding event, we have something to keep your group from burning out. One of our area's greatest strengths is the wide variety of delicious and diverse food, You will find homemade options from around the world at our veritable potpourri of family owned restaurants. From traditional Italian delicacies and world famous pizza, to gourmet ramen, and everything in between, your tastes buds will be begging you to come back for more. Take your group in the great outdoors! Lackawanna County offers breathtaking views and scenery, four picture-perfect seasons, and endless options to explore them all. From biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, or dogsledding, there is an adventure waiting in every season. Teambuilding is an important activity for your team to reconnect with each other outside of the office. We make sure to customize the teambuilding to your group's personalities. Our favorite program is "The Office" Self-Guided Walking Tour that takes you through Scranton to experience all the locations that were filmed or mentioned in the hit NBC television series. Make it a team effort to find all the spots in a certain amount of time or get creative reenacting some of the famous scenes. Whatever your team is looking for, we have it in Lackawanna County and we can help customize your next meeting or event to make sure everyone goes home with a unique experience and incredible memories.

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Getting Here

Lackawanna County offers direct access to four major highways including Interstate 380, 81, 84, and 476 (PA Turnpike). The closest airport is Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport.

Distance from airport

  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

    14.48 km from city center

  • Newark Liberty International Airport

    188.29 km from city center

  • Philadelphia International Airport

    212.43 km from city center


Local Attractions

Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den

Come see the many wondrous creatures at the Electric City Aquarium and Reptile Den! Check out the vibrant colors of the various species of fish, and get your hands wet petting stingrays. Bravely make your way through Gator Alley and the Snake Den. Then, completely immerse yourself in Catfish Cove, where you will be surrounded by fish on all sides.
300 Lackawanna Ave
Scranton, PA, US 18503

Houdini Museum- Tour & Magic Show

Touted as the only building devoted to Harry Houdini in the world, the Houdini Museum located in Scranton is a rate treat for young and old alike! Year- round entertainment features a movie, a guided tour of the 150 year old historic building, topped off by an hour long, fun filled stage magic show with the professional magicians and live animals. Plus, enjoy rare film footage of Harry Houdini not seen anywhere else!
1433 North Main Ave.
Scranton, PA 18508

Steamtown National Historic Site

Historical landmark
At Steamtown National Historic Site you can learn the history of the steam engine, see the giant locomotives that helped expand our nation, hear the sensational true stories of those that rode, worked for, and built these beautiful machines. You will feel the weight of history as you tour this national museum and will be amazed at the ingenuity of the engines and the turntable. Visitors can also take excursions of various lengths to several different destinations. They also offer seasonal rides like their Fall Foliage Excursion and their Holiday Express.
350 Cliff Street
Scranton, PA 18503

First Friday

Downtown Scranton shows off it's artistic flair with First Friday! Explore the shops, listen to live music, appreciate works of art, and bring back a souvenir unique to our area.

Broadway Theatre League of NEPA

The Broadway Theatre League of NEPA has been bringing pre and post Broadway shows to the city of Scranton since 1959. All shows take place in the historical Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in downtown's Gothic District. Visitors can marvel at the architecture before being swept away by the tales of Broadway shows such as Pippin, Finding Neverland, Beautiful!, and so many more!
345 N. Washington Ave
Scranton, PA, US 18503

Montage Mountain Resort

Whether it is the hottest day of summer, or a day where the only thing falling faster than the snow is the temperature, Montage Mountain Resorts is the place to be. When the dog days of summer set in, you can beat the heat at the Montage Mountain Resorts Waterpark. Lounge in a cabana with friends, float on the lazy river, splash around in the wave pool, or ride one of the exciting waterslides. Better yet, do it all, and don't forget to fly down the mountain at fifty miles per hour on Montage's Ziprider. As temperatures get colder, Lackawanna County's premier winter attraction comes to life. Montage Mountain offers the best and most diverse terrain in PA. With 26 trails, 1,000 vertical feet, and picturesque views, skiers and snowboarders of all abilities will find the winter adventure they are looking for. For the advanced crowd, Montage boasts 140 acres of black diamond and double black diamond slopes, with the resort's marquee trail, White Lightening, claiming the title of "second steepest in the east." Or you can test your skills and grab some air at the terrain park. Don't ski? Don't worry; Montage has something for everyone, including the longest and fastest snow tubing lanes in PA. They feature up to 10 tubing lanes, a magic carpet conveyor lift to get you the to the top, and LED lighting for evening tubing.
1000 Montage Mountain Road
Moosic, PA 18507

Electric City Escape

The escape rooms are physical adventure games where players are locked in a room and have to find clues, break codes, and open locks in a series of puzzles within 60 minutes in order to win. These puzzles will challenge your wit, patience, and problem-solving skills to beat the clock. Don't forget to look for clues based on Scranton folklore & facts within the rooms!
507 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

The Lackawanna River Heritage Trail is a storied route that stretches more than 70 miles, passing through the heart of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area. The Lackawanna Heritage Valley is located amid the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania where the waters of the Lackawanna River flow.



High season
May 26 – Sep 5
Shoulder season
Apr 1 – May 25
Sep 6 – Oct 31
Low season
Jan 1 – Mar 31
Nov 1 – Dec 31