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Feel Scranton’s Electric City energy at the Radisson

From Nay Aug Park’s rushing waterfalls to the mind-boggling magic shows at the Houdini Museum, downtown Scranton offers an array of exciting things to do near our Radisson hotel. Located within easy reach of skiing at Elk Mountain and Montage Mountain, we offer quick access to I-80, I-81, I-380 and the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike. Walk to The Marketplace at Steamtown to pick up an outfit, or relax in nearby McDade Park. Families love our location near outdoor fun like Camelback Resort, and history buffs appreciate our proximity to a number of museums, including the Electric City Trolley Museum.

Historical sites and tours:

  • Scranton Iron Furnaces (0.2 miles)
    Take an interpretive tour of these historic iron furnaces to learn about iron production and its impact on the nation. Don’t miss the exhibits on iron- and steel-making and on-site events every summer.
    Phone: +1 (570) 963-4804
  • Steamtown National Historic Site (0.5 miles)
    Discover everything you ever wanted to know about locomotion at this downtown Scranton attraction. Check out the BLW 26 steam locomotive before you leave.
    Phone: +1 (570) 340-5200
  • The Catlin House (1 mile)
    Linger in the rooms and stroll the hallways of this three-story Tudor that once served as the residence of George H. Catlin, one of the city’s earliest financiers. The home also houses an on-site museum.
    Phone: +1 (570) 344-3841
  • Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour (3.5 miles)
    Brave the depths at this popular area attraction that transports you 300 feet below the surface to experience mining life in the 1800s.
    Phone: +1 (570) 963-6463

Museums and education:

  • The University of Scranton (0.1 mile)
    With 3,800 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students, this private Catholic and Jesuit college provides a quality education that is firmly grounded in the liberal arts.
    Phone: +1 (570) 941-7400
  • Electric City Trolley Museum (1 mile)
    Carve out time for a trolley ride excursion at this enlightening museum, which reveals how Scranton earned its nickname as the Electric City.
    Phone: +1 (570) 963-6590
  • Everhart Museum (1.5 miles)
    A Scranton staple for more than 100 years, this three-story museum showcases exhibits that explore science, art and natural history from all around the world.
    Phone: +1 (570) 346-7186
  • Houdini Museum (2.5 miles)
    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.
    Phone: +1 (570) 342-5555
  • Anthracite Heritage Museum (3.5 miles)
    Take a trip back in time to learn about the immigrants who traveled to the U.S. to work in the coal-mining industry during the early 19th century.
    Phone: +1 (570) 963-4804

Shopping:

  • The Marketplace at Steamtown (0.5 miles)
    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 for supervising adults.
    Phone: +1 (570) 343-3400
  • Shoppes at Montage (7.5 miles)
    Charming Charlie, Chico’s, LOFT and francesca’s are just a few of the retailers located at the Shoppes at Montage. You can also treat yourself to a pastry at Panera Bread or have lunch at LongHorn Steakhouse.
    Phone: +1 (570) 341-3271

Sports and recreation:

  • McDade Park (0.5 miles)
    Get some fresh air at this 180-acre park that features two miles of walking trails, a playground for the kids and plenty of room for sledding and tubing during the winter.
    Phone: +1 (570) 963-6764
  • Nay Aug Park (0.5 miles)
    Fun for the whole family, Nay Aug Park boasts scenic waterfalls and a kids’ playground, plus you can stop by each year for the Holiday Light Spectacular lights show.
    Phone: +1 (570) 348-4186
  • Montage Mountain (7.5 miles)
    In the winter, you can ski, tube or air-board down the slopes of this ski resort. In the summer, cool off at the water park or race down the mountain on a zip line.
    Phone: +1 (570) 969-7669
  • Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (18.8 miles)
    This 8,050-seat multi-purpose arena located in nearby Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania features everything from concerts to hockey games and monster truck rallies. 
    Tickets: +1 (800) 745-3000
    Administration: +1 (570) 970-7600
  • Elk Mountain (28 miles)
    Bring your snowboard and skis for a day at Elk Mountain, featuring 27 thrilling trails spread across 180 acres of terrain.
    Phone: +1 (570) 679-4400
  • Camelback Resort (36.5 miles)
    Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, Camelback Resort offers a great trip for the whole family. The resort's indoor waterpark is open year-round, and skiing and tubing trails are available in the winter. 
    Phone: +1 (855) 515-1283
  • Jack Frost and Big Boulder Ski Areas (36.8 miles)
    These companion ski resorts offer supreme skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing in the heart of the Pocono Mountains.
    Phone: +1 (570) 443-8425