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Lackawanna Coal Mine Tours

Field review by the editors.

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Slope #190 was an anthracite coal mine that first opened in 1860. Now it's open to tourists who ride mine cars down to 300 feet beneath the surface, then get out and walk around with a real miner as a guide. Wander the tunnels, see the coal veins, marvel at the stuffed mule pulling a car of coal and the baffling "Mule Boy" dummy, who looks like a denim-clad furry space alien. Your miner guide will probably turn off the feeble lights at some point, leaving you in total darkness. You'll be perfectly safe -- but for peace of mind you may not want to be standing too close to that Mule Boy....

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tours

1 Bald Mountain Rd, Scranton, PA
I-81 exit 191B. Drive south on US 11 for about a mile. Take the exit onto Hwy 307/Keyser Ave. Turn right. Drive south about three miles. Turn right at the Baptist church. Drive a half-mile, then turn right at the green Coal Mine sign into McDade Park. Bear left, up the hill, to the mine entrance.
April-Nov. daily 10-3 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10, 3-12 $7.50
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