Scranton, the “Electric City,” offers its visitors an experience like no other. Incorporated in 1866, Scranton is Lackawanna County's largest city, and also the largest city in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It has a rich history, including being a cornerstone in building our country. As interesting as Scranton's contributions to the Industrial Revolution are, the Electric City is now best known nationally for being the hometown of Dunder Mifflin from NBC's hit show, The Office. While the iconic television show is the most notable, Scranton has long been a favorite reference in pop culture. So much so that people are sometimes surprised to learn that the City is an authentic and wonderful place. While the fictional representations are fun and frankly a valuable tool for marketing our community, Scranton, Lackawanna County, and our people have had a far more significant impact outside pop culture.
Take a trolley ride from the Electric City Trolley Station & Museum, which neighbors Steamtown National Historic Site. Explore the vast history of the Scranton Coal Miners and explore 300 feet below the Earth's surface at the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, which tours you in a non-working mine. Scranton offers a bit of taste for everyone. The ethnically diverse dining experience is right out of a big city. Scranton has art galleries, universities, and seasonal festivals like First Friday, theater performances, and musical experiences.
Nay Aug Park, McDade Park, the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, and the smaller community parks throughout the city provide various places for running, biking, walking, or simply enjoying nature and the views only Scranton offers.
Come explore the City of Scranton today!
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