Things to do in SCRANTON with kids

Pennsylvania is FILLED with fascinating history and culture. After all - it is the state where the country became the United States! Pretty amazing!

So…get the kids immersed in the history! Independence National Historical Park is the perfect place to start. They can go back to the 1700s with Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, or become a coal miner with Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine! 

Of course there is also the Gettysburg National Military Park. An eye opening experience.

It’s also the state of rich culture. The Amish Village is a fascinating look into a traditional way of life, as is A is for Amish Buggy Rides.

Attractions that are fun as well as educational? Look no further! There are so many museums that let kids get hands-on experiences…like Hands-On House, the Johnstown Children’s Museum and the aptly named Please Touch Museum! We love that!

Stunning state parks filled with activities, adventure sports for those active kids, steam engine rides, farms, camping and so much snow fun are waiting to be explored in this state overflowing with fun things to do with kids.  And we hold these truths to be self-evident!

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  • Everhart Museum

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    (1 miles) Scranton

    Kids can learn about natural history, science and art in this fascinating and educational museum.

  • The Houdini Museum

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    (2 miles) Scranton

    The museum is devoted entirely to the world's greatest magician, Harry Houdini. Fabulous guided exhibit and fantastic fun magic show with live magician and animals.

  • Lahey Family Fun Park

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    (4 miles) Clarks Summit

    Fun activities for the whole family in Pennsylvania, with go-karts, batting cages, mini golf and bumper boats!

  • Montage Mountain Ski Resort

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    (4 miles) Scranton

    Montage is back! This Northeast PA family friendly ski resort features 26 trails, 7 lifts, and 10 lanes of snowtubing! Check out the newly remodeled lodge and bar and grille in December 2013.

  • Montage Mountain Waterpark

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    (4 miles) Scranton

    Montage Mountain Waterpark has something for the whole family to enjoy. The waterpark features a giant wavepool, a 1/4 mile long lazy river, and numerous rides and slides!

  • Claws n Paws Animal Park

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    (14 miles) Lake Ariel

    Get CLOSE to the Animals at the "Zoo-in-the-Woods!" Upon entering the park you will receive a schedule sheet telling the times of all animal shows, Dino Digs, and giraffe and parrot feedings.

  • Chacko's Family Bowling Center

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    (16 miles) Wilkes-Barre

    STRIKE! Bowling fun at this Pennsylvania family bowling center, with bumper bowling, birthday parties and leagues!

  • Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour

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    (20 miles) Lakeville

    Take a charming trip through the factory and see the transition from ice block to centrepiece, often sculpted with chainsaws! Plus Natural Ice Harvest Museum.

  • Elk Mountain Ski Resort

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    (22 miles) Union Dale

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 6 green runs, 10 blue and 2 terrain parks.

  • Split Rock Water Park

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    (24 miles) Lake Harmony

    An indoor family water park at Split Rock Resort - H20ooooohh! has a host of water attractions to enjoy, including slides, wave pools and play structures!

  • Costas Family Fun Park

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    (26 miles) Hawley

    Costa's Family Fun Park offers something for everyone. From Go Karts to Water slides, Miniature Golf , Bumper Boats, Batting Cages and Laser Tag, families can play for hours together. Don't forget ...

  • Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark

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    (29 miles) Tannersville

    Over 30 Waterslides along the natural terrain of the Camelback Mountain!

  • Camelback Mountain Resort

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    (29 miles) Tannersville

    Skiing and snowboarding with play lessons from 3 and proper ones from 6. 39% green runs, terrain park, snow tubing and air bag.

  • Carousel Water and Fun Park

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    (29 miles) Beach Lake

    A family amusement park in Pennsylvania offering water slides, bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, kiddie karts, a game room and lots more!

  • Alpine Mountain

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    (30 miles) East Stroudsburg

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 and 17% green runs, plus terrain park with half pipe and weekend tubing hill.

  • Ricketts Glen State Park

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    (34 miles) Benton

    Take the Falls Trail and explore the Glens, with wild, free-flowing waterfalls in the ancient hillside. A classic family hike with a fairytale edge in Pennsylvania!

  • Poke-A-Nose Pottery Bartonsville

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    (34 miles) Bartonsville

    A creative and inspirational pottery painting experience for the kids!

  • Ski Big Bear

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    (34 miles) Lackawaxen

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 3 green runs and another 5 blue, plus lift serviced tubing and an expert terrain park.

  • Pocono Whitewater Adventures

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    (36 miles) Jim Thorpe

    Pocono Whitewater offers mild to wild rafting and kayaking trips, family trips, scenic relaxed rail– trail biking, and hiking excursions to suit everyone’s needs. Skirmish USA features ...

  • Pocono Mountains

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    (38 miles) Stroudsburg

    Skiing and snowboarding across several peaks with lessons from age 4, snow tubing with vertical drop. Additional snow sports include snowshoeing, tobogganing, dogsledding and horseback riding.

  • Toy Store Story Time

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    (38 miles) Stroudsburg

    Unique Boutique offers a free story time with snack and fun for all ages. Giving the community a great place to meet and learn new and exciting things. Sing along and story time .. the fun ...

  • Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

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    (40 miles) Stroudsburg

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years and 25% green runs, plus lift serviced snow tubing and 2 terrain training parks.

  • Eagle Rock Ski Resort

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    (41 miles) Hazle

    Skiing and snowboarding for beginners and experts, with lift serviced snow tubing hill and two terrain training parks.

  • Blue Mountain Ski Area

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    (42 miles) Palmerton

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 and 35% green runs, plus tubing, terrain park and air bag.

  • Climb a Lot Clubhouse

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    (43 miles) Tamaqua

    A fun and colorful indoor play and party centre for kids up to 10 years. Climb and play in the tree house, navigate the tunnels and tubes, bounce in the bounce area, and slide the four big slides!

  • Have A Hoot Family Fun Center

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    (47 miles) Milford

    Multi level state of the art play structure with ball cannons and fountains, trampolines, rock wall, laser tag, arcade and more. Plus a Discovery High Ropes course running above the lot!

  • Apple Blossom Village

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    (47 miles) Mount Bethel

    Family friendly farm fun!

  • The Discovery Centre

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    (48 miles) Binghamton

    Over 22 thousand feet of playspace featuring 30 play and learn interactive exhibits from painting and performing to dentist's surgery, ambulance and emergency room, giant bubble and story garden.

  • Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

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    (48 miles) Binghamton

    Offers a conservationist zoological experience with naturalistic enclosures containing a wide range of animals, reptiles and birds; plus educational activity stations.

  • Worlds End State Park

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    (48 miles) Forksville

    Incredible nature in Pennsylvania, with amazing views, swimming dam, and fishing!

  • Swartswood State Park

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    (49 miles) Stillwater Township

    Explore New Jersey's FIRST state park filled with history, outdoor adventure and family fun! Camping available too!

  • Children's Museum

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    (50 miles) Bloomsburg

    Loads of interactive hands-on exhibits which bring out the imagination in every child and the child in every visitor. Over 50 interactive exhibits, presentations, live animals, and special ...

  • Windy Acres Camping and RV

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    (50 miles) Hampton Township

    An adventurous RV Park with activities like waterskiing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and the great outdoors. Located at New Jersey's Lake Paulinskill.

  • Land of Make Believe

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    (51 miles) Hope

    Over 30 acres of family attractions in New Jersey! With river rides, roller coasters, trains and even pirate cannonballs....entertainment and excitement for all ages!

  • Chucksters

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    (51 miles) Vestal

    Features include mini golf featuring the world's longest hole; bungee jumpster ride; climbing wall; water combat game; aeroball and batting cages.