Explore the best things to do in and around Pottsville

Thanks to our location right off I-81, the Country Inn & Suites, Frackville (Pottsville), PA makes it easy for you to visit the best things to do in the area. After a restful night in one of our rooms or suites, head to downtown Pottsville to take a tour of the historic Yuengling Brewery. If you’re looking for outdoor activities, you can hike the trails at Locust Lake State Park or view the bald eagles, kestrels, and peregrine falcons at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. You and your kids won’t want to miss riding the train and learning about the region’s mining heritage at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, or you can plan day trips to Hersheypark and Knoebels Amusement Resort.

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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

17.94 mi / 28.87 km from the hotel
Fun for all ages, this raptor sanctuary offers more than eight miles of trails, a native plant garden, and a visitor center featuring “Wings of Wonder,” a gallery of life-size bird models.


36.02 mi / 57.96 km from the hotel
Ride roller coasters, fly down waterslides, visit zoo animals, and taste delicious chocolate treats within four parks at this family-friendly destination.

Knoebels Amusement Resort

14.44 mi / 23.24 km from the hotel
Take a ride on the vintage carousel or the gravity-defying roller coasters at this amusement park. Free admission includes parking, shows, and picnic facilities. Individual ride tickets or pay-one-price plans are available.

Locust Lake State Park

9.93 mi / 15.97 km from the hotel
Hike, boat, swim, fish, or bike at this beautiful state park that sits at the base of Locust Mountain.

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

4.1 mi / 6.6 km from the hotel
Ride mine cars into a tunnel as tour guides explain the world of coal mining. This attraction also offers scenic train rides along the side of Mahanoy Mountain.

Yuengling Brewery

6.56 mi / 10.55 km from the hotel
Learn about local brewing history at this Pottsville institution, established in 1829. Take a free hour-long tour and visit the hand-dug fermentation caves—beer samples are included!

Mountain Valley Golf Course

10.06 mi / 16.2 km from the hotel
After playing one of the two beautiful 18-hole courses, you can have a meal at The Players Club Restaurant and Sports Bar or stop by the prop shop.

Majestic Theater

6.47 mi / 10.41 km from the hotel
Now a performing and cultural arts center, this theater built in 1910 shows movies, live performances, and concerts.