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Arriving early? Wondering what to do?

Check out some local restaurants & attractions!

*NEPA = Northeast Pennsylvania, the affectionate local abbreviation for Virginia's home region

Places to Eat near Clarks Summit

NEPA is famous for its pizza - AND there are some other awesome restaurants as well!

A few highlights are below - visit for a complete searchable list and a wider geographic range!

Pizza Places:

Colarusso's Cafe 

Dino & Francesco's Pizza & Pasta house

Coffee / Lunch

Grateful Roast Coffee Bar

Maximum Zenhealthy lunch fare with gf and vegetarian options


Alter House  (fancy farm-to-table)

State Street Grill (classic & fresh)

Sweet Treats:

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates (a local classic)

Steamtown National Historic Site

350 Cliff Street
Scranton, PA 18503

570-340-5200 | 1-888-693-9391

A nickname for Scranton is Steamtown, derived from its role as a historic railroad hub through the turn of the 20th century. Steamtown National Historic Site offers a variety of options depending on your available time, from train rides to self-guided tours to museum visits! Visit their website for great information on all options and driving directions.

Open Daily 9am - 5pm

Train Ride Fee: $6 (ages 5 & up)

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Golf Excursions

See Course List Below!

If golf is your thing, there are a number of nearby public courses where you can enjoy the rolling hills of NEPA in their full fall colors at a relaxed pace. Get a group together and spend some time outdoors!

18 Holes:

Summit Hills - 1235 Country Club Rd, Clarks Summit

Stone Hedge Golf Course - 55 Stone Hedge Drive, Tunkhannock

9 Holes:

Wemberly Hills- 66 Clubhouse Lane, Olyphant

Pine Hills Country Club (also 18 holes) 140 S. Keyser Ave, Taylor

Electric City Aquarium

300 Lackawanna Ave.
Scranton, Pa 18503


If you're looking for something a bit more indoors - especially depending on the weather - the Electric City Aquarium might just be your answer! While a bit on the smaller side, this Aquarium + Reptile Den is a great way to spend an afternoon!

Open Daily 11am - 6pm (last entry 5:15pm)

$20.95 adults ($19.95 65+), $16.95 kids

Passes good for re-entry anytime during the same day

Visit their Website for event schedule & additional details

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

Bald Mountain Road, Scranton, PA 18504
1-800-238-7245 | 570-963-6463 

If there were a list of "you know you grew up in NEPA if...," this would be under "school field trips!" 

A historic tour of the No. 9 Coal mine, this is geared towards all ages. Located right next to McDade Park, it makes a great picnic lunch companion!

Open Friday - Monday, 10am - 4pm

(Last tour starts 2:45pm)

$10 adults ($9.50 for 65+),

$7.50 kids

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These are just a few suggestions - feel free to check out the Visit NEPA site, and don't hesitate to ask questions!

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