About LACKAWANNA COUNTY
Welcome to Lackawanna County, a picturesque region nestled in the heart of northeastern Pennsylvania. Known for its rich industrial history, stunning natural landscapes, and vibrant communities, Lackawanna County offers a diverse array of experiences for visitors, meeting planners, and local residents alike.
Discover the Charms of Lackawanna County
Lackawanna County is a haven for travelers seeking a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.
The Office fans won’t want to miss a visit to Scranton, where they can relive iconic show moments on the self-guided tour. In addition to being the setting for the hit TV show, the Electric City is also home to a few historical attractions where visitors can step back in time. Descend into a real coal mine for a fascinating tour of the region's industrial past at the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour. Or learn the history of the steam engine, see the giant locomotives that helped expand our nation, and hear the sensational true stories of those that rode, worked for, and built these beautiful machines at Steamtown National Historic Site.
If you find yourself in town on the first Friday of the month, stop by First Fridays Scranton. This monthly event showcases the best of local arts and culture, with galleries, shops, and restaurants opening their doors for a vibrant evening of exploration.
Near Scranton, just a 15-minute drive away, you can visit the “Pizza Capital of the World.” The town of Old Forge does pizza a little differently but in the best way. Pizza lovers can start the Lackawanna County Pizza Trail here and follow it throughout the county with its more than 50 pizza shops and restaurants. Once you’re done with pizza tastings, dive into a diverse culinary scene, with a range of eateries offering everything from classic comfort food to innovative gourmet experiences.
Lackawanna County has a wide range of accommodations to suit your needs, including historical landmarks, luxurious accommodations, quaint bed and breakfasts, and unforgettable camping experiences. Start planning your visit today.
Plan Your Event in Style
Planning an event? Lackawanna County provides a seamless canvas for unforgettable affairs. With a range of modern venues, exceptional catering options, and a dedicated support network, meeting planners can expect a stress-free experience.
Nestled on the scenic Montage Mountain, Montage Mountain Resorts offers breathtaking views and modern amenities for events of all sizes. The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel is a historic landmark transformed into a luxurious event space. This hotel combines elegance with state-of-the-art facilities, making it an ideal choice for conferences and weddings.
When planning your event in Lackawanna County, the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau is here to help make it easier. You can count on us for RFP distribution, welcome packages, promotional merchandise, site tours, and more!
Embrace Community and Culture
Lackawanna County is more than a destination; it's a close-knit community that takes pride in its heritage and local culture. Our job isn’t only to keep the tourism industry strong–it’s to strengthen our local partners. Each year, we’re able to generate millions of dollars for visitor-facing businesses due to our team’s strategic marketing efforts.
Becoming a partner allows your business the opportunity to be promoted on our website listings, a listing in the visitor guide, and in-county businesses are eligible to receive leads from meeting planners. Become a partner today.
Come and experience the warmth and charm of Lackawanna County. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant corner of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Buddy Clarke's Trivia Night in Dunmore
Join Buddy Clarke's Tavern on Monday nights at 7:00 PM for Trivia Night in Dunmore. Put on your thinking caps, and enjoy ice-cold refreshments, delicious pub food, and a fun night out with friends and neighbors!
Christmas Lights House Scranton
Walk along this Christmas wonderland on Scranton's South Side. Enjoy singing Christmas trees, the Peanuts Gang, stunning window scenes, and so much more.
Family Pet Photos With Santa
Get your pets ready for their close-up with Santa on Mondays, starting November 13th through December 18th, from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Santa's break time will be from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Pets are part of the family, too! Bring the whole crew for photos...
Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees is an annual display of Christmas trees decorated by community organizations, businesses, schools, and individuals to raise funds for Toys for Tots and brighten up the holidays! Live Christmas trees will be displayed on Courthouse...
Holiday Light Spectacular at Nay Aug Park
Nay Aug Park is kicking off the holiday season on Monday, November 20th, and will go on until Saturday, January 6th! Bring the family and drive through the Holiday Light Spectacular at Nay Aug Park while you marvel at the sparkle of over 100 holiday...
Mrs. Claus Trolley Excursions
The Electric City Trolley Museum is pleased to announce their trolley excursions with a very special guest, Mrs. Claus! The excursion will take place on Monday, December 4th, with excursion times scheduled for 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:45 PM,...
Peckville Christmas House
Marvel at this extravagant display of Christmas wonderment that has gained national attention by being featured on season 5 of ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight." Matt and Jeff Harhut have been brightening up their Peckville neighborhood for...
Pet Photos With Mr. & Mrs. Santa Paws
Naughty or nice, bring your furry families out to have their photo taken with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Paws! Let your pet tell Santa what they want for Christmas this year, plus all pets receive a toy! For a $10 donation, attendees can receive a 5x7...
Photos With Santa
Head to the Viewmont Mall for Photos With Santa! Digital photo packages are available with options to purchase prints. Reservations are strongly recommended as walk-ups are not guaranteed. Guests without a reservation may experience longer wait times...
Bartari Trivia Night
Enjoy a night testing your knowledge in Bartari's unique arcade atmosphere! Head over to Bartari for their Trivia Night every Tuesday at 8:00 PM. Reservations are recommended.
December Storytime with the Animals
Storytime has never been more fun! Join Sandy the Alpaca, Marble the Sheep, Eve the Pig, and their friends for a read-aloud storytime circle featuring a different children’s book each class. Stories will be about resilience, kindness, friendship, and...
Holiday Hoedown & Toy Drive
Join Red Dirt Road Line Dancing for some holiday dancing at Jeanne's Dance Studio! Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to the Toys for Tots program and learn country line dancing to holiday songs! There will be two sessions for this event: Monday,...
Holiday Wrap Party
Visit the Valley Community Library between 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM on Tuesday, December 5th to wrap your holiday gifts. Scissors, tape, and an assortment of paper and bows will be available. The Valley Community Library will gladly accept donations of...
NEPA Scene Open Mic
Voted "Best Open Mic in Northeastern Pennsylvania" year after year, the NEPA Scene Open Mic continues every Tuesday night at The V-Spot Bar in Scranton! Sponsored by Samuel Adams and LT Verrastro, this free weekly event gives up-and-coming and...
Photos With Santa & His Live Deer
He's loaded up the sleigh – and now Santa and his LIVE DEER (two to be exact) are on their way! Santa Claus is landing at Jerry's For All Seasons and he’ll be photo-ready to take pictures with the whole family. Jerry's For All Season's first...