Not too far from the downtown, the recreational area is nestled in the Pennsylvania mountains. It takes its name from the potholes or tubs that were formed thousands of years ago due to glacial melting. The natural area is easily accessible and is ideal for enthusiastic hikers who are looking for an easy level trail.
A princely sum of twenty three million was invested in developing this riverside park along the banks of the Susquehanna. The park features a number recreational options and event spaces, like the amphitheatre, gardens, fishing pier and two majestic gateways on either side of Market Street Bridge from the river banks to the city.
Coal Street Park is home to the Toyota Sportsplex, as well as a number of other activities, including basketball, tennis, soft ball and soccer. There is a playground and a splash pad for kids.
Founded in 1858, the Luzerne County Historical Society is among the nation's long-standing historical societies. Erected in 1893 as the headquarters of the historical society, Luzerne County Historical Society Museum (LCHS Museum) also was a repository and library. However after the main office and library moved a few numbers down the street in 1972, it has been only a museum. Rotating exhibits focusing on the county's history and culture make it an interesting stop for history lovers. From Native American chronicles to paintings, relics and photographs, there is a story behind every exhibition.
Luzerne County Courthouse is one of the remarkable structures of the Luzerne County and home to the county government. Apart from its architectural highlights, it also features classic paintings.
A sports enthusiast who also loves gambling? This is the ideal destination for you! A racino (race-track + casino), Mohegan Sun Pocono is one of the oldest casinos in the region. Apart from an entertainment venue, it is also offers accommodation, dining and a convention center making it an all-round destination.
Swetland Homestead is a well-maintained historic house known for its seventy-year old period rooms and the interiors which are a blend of the past and present. The structure is a classic example of the growth and changes from an agrarian society to an industrialized one. Tours of the house give visitors an understanding of the glory of the days gone by and the evolution of the region.
Popularly known as the monument of war and a grave site for the veterans of the Wyoming Massacre, the Wyoming Monument is a monument that was specially designed as a symbol of the American Revolution War. The place is used to remember the patrons who lost their lives and also salute them and the ones who are alive. The bones of many were re-interred below the monument. It also conducts the annual celebration of the Wyoming Commemorative Association.
One of the major landmarks in the River Street Historic District, the Frederick Stegmaier Mansion is a restored Victorian home turned bed and breakfast. The mansion welcomes visitors who want to know more about the mansion and its occupants, with a vibrant legacy that dates back to the 1800s. The tour also includes a sampling of the Stegmaier Gold Medal Beer and fascinating insights into the origins of the business of brewing.
The St. Peter's Cathedral is a historic cathedral located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Also the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton, it was built in 1867 in the Romanesque style of architecture by Joel Amsden and Lewis Hancock. The cathedral features two towers, a pedimented portico, Greek style pillars and arched windows depicting various scenes from the Bible. The façade of the church is strikingly symmetric.