Ski, shop, and explore other top things to do in Scranton

From Nay Aug Park’s rushing waterfalls to the mind-boggling magic shows at the Houdini Museum, the “Electric City” offers an array of exciting things to do near Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton. When you’re not shredding the slopes at Elk or Montage mountain, both within 35 minutes of the hotel, you can walk to The Marketplace at Steamtown to pick up an outfit or get your nails done. For a truly local experience, enjoy a scenic trolley ride from the Electric City Trolley Museum to PNC Field, where you can watch the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders AAA baseball team play during the summer. In the colder months, you can book one of our affordable rooms and suites to stay near snow tubing fun at Camelback Resort.

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Anthracite Heritage Museum

2.95 mi / 4.75 km from the hotel
Take a trip back in time to learn about the immigrants who traveled to the US to work in the coal-mining industry during the early 19th century.

The Shoppes at Montage Mountain

3.14 mi / 5.06 km from the hotel
Chico’s, LOFT, and Francesca’s are just a few of the retailers located at The Shoppes at Montage Mountain. You can also get coffee at Starbucks or have lunch at LongHorn Steakhouse.

Steamtown National Historic Site

0.63 mi / 1.01 km from the hotel
Everything you ever wanted to know about locomotion can be discovered at this downtown Scranton attraction. Be sure to check out the BLW 26 steam locomotive before you go!

Electric City Trolley Museum

0.69 mi / 1.1 km from the hotel
Carve out time for a trolley ride excursion at this enlightening museum, which shows why Scranton was once called the Electric City.

Elk Mountain

22.68 mi / 36.51 km from the hotel
Bring your snowboard and skis for a day at Elk Mountain, featuring 27 thrilling trails spreading across 180 acres of terrain.

Houdini Museum

1.86 mi / 2.99 km from the hotel
Don’t miss an opportunity to tour this one-of-a-kind museum, dedicated to the world-famous escape artist Harry Houdini. If you arrive in the afternoon, you can catch an amazing one-hour magic show.

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

2.89 mi / 4.66 km from the hotel
Brave the depths at this popular area attraction that transports you 300 feet below the surface to experience mining life in the 1800s.

McDade Park

2.7 mi / 4.34 km from the hotel
Get some fresh air at this 180-acre park, where you can reserve a pavilion with grills for a picnic. Other features include an Olympic-size swimming pool, two miles of trails, and basketball and tennis courts.

Montage Mountain

3.99 mi / 6.43 km from the hotel
In the winter, you can ski, tube, or airboard down the slopes of this ski resort. Come summer, you can cool off at the water park or race down the mountain on a zip line.

Nay Aug Park

0.96 mi / 1.54 km from the hotel
Fun for the whole family, Nay Aug Park has everything from scenic waterfalls and waterslides to a kids’ playground and two Olympic-size swimming pools.

The Marketplace at Steamtown

0.35 mi / 0.56 km from the hotel
Browse retailers like Boscov’s and enjoy a snack at restaurants like Starbucks or Subway. For a fun family outing, stop by Bee’s Backyard, an indoor playground with free Wi-Fi.