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Come feel the energy of the Electric City

From the awe-inspiring waterfalls at Nay Aug Park to the mind-boggling magic shows at the Houdini Museum, downtown Scranton offers an array of exciting things to do during your stay at the Radisson. Our hotel is close to I-80, I-81, I-380 and the PA Turnpike, providing easy access to The Marketplace at Steamtown, McDade Park and other prominent destinations such as the Elk Mountain ski resort. Sports fans love our location near PNC Field, home to Minor League Baseball's RailRiders, and history buffs appreciate our proximity to a number of museums, including the Electric City Trolley Museum, where you can take a relaxing trolley ride.

Historic sites

  • 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, the small gift shop and the summertime events on site.
    Phone: +1 (570) 963-4804
  • Steamtown National Historic Site (0.5 miles)
    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!
    Phone: +1 (570) 340-5200
  • 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 tours

  • 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 shows why Scranton was once called 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


  • The Marketplace at Steamtown (0.5 miles)
    Browse your favorite brands at The Marketplace, home to retailers and restaurants such as Boscov’s, Verizon Wireless, Starbucks and Hot Topic. 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 get coffee at Starbucks 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 an Olympic-size swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas with grills and pavilions, two miles of trails and more.
    Phone: +1 (570) 963-6764
  • Nay Aug Park (0.5 miles)
    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.
    Phone: +1 (570) 348-4186
  • Montage Mountain (7.5 miles)
    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.
    Phone: +1 (570) 969-7669
  • PNC Field (7.5 miles)
    Enjoy America's favorite pastime at PNC Field, home to Minor League Baseball’s RailRiders.
    Phone: +1 (570) 969-2255
  • Elk Mountain (28 miles)
    Bring your snowboard and skis for a day at Elk Mountain, featuring 27 thrilling trails spreading across 180 acres of terrain.
    Phone: +1 (570) 679-4400