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Old 03-07-2007, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Hi, all. I'm hoping you can help me out with some suggestions for a Cub Scout Pack from central PA who will be taking a one-day bus trip on a summer Saturday (June 16 tentative date) to the Scranton area. These are boys between the ages of 6 and 11, and their parents and siblings.

We plan to do Steamtown, but other than a train ride, what else is there? My knowledge of the Scranton area is woefully inadequate. We would also hope to be able to tour one of the TV news stations, probably Channel 16.

Does Tobyhanna Army Depot have tours of any kind? I thought boys of that age might find military stuff interesting.

We're about 1-1/2 hours away, so leaving here early a.m. gives us part of the morning and all afternoon for things to do. We usually have packed lunches and then buy supper somewhere before heading home.

Oh, that's another question. What restaurants could accommodate a 47-passenger bus without a problem? In the past, when we've headed south for a trip we've eaten at Old Country Buffet in Carlisle. Is there something similar in the Scranton area? Buffets work great for our group, but a sit-down restaurant would be okay. Since it's a family bus trip we wouldn't even all need to be seated together, just in family groupings.

Thanks for all your help. You guys are great!
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:55 AM
 
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Try the anthracite coal mine tour at McDade Park.
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:07 AM
 
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The coal mine tour is a great group event. Steamtown is great as well. If you'd like to stay in the same area, you can make a quick stop at the Iron Furnaces for a quick history lesson. There's a huge plant that makes ammunition called Chamberlain. I'm not sure if they do tours but I'd check into it. Channel 28 News is right across the street from the Mall at Steamtown. All of this stuff is within a couple of blocks, minus the coal mine.

For eating, I'd suggest stopping before you get to downtown. The Stadium Club would be great! It's located in the W/B-Scranton Yankees Stadium in Moosic. The place is practically empty when there are no events going on. Sports are always on the many TV's and you have a great view of the baseball field. If you stop here, Channel 16 is right up the road.

Have fun!
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:09 AM
 
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There is an Old Country Buffet in Dickson City (just a few miles from Steamtown), along with many other restaurants and I have seen busses there. You could stop at Nay Aug Park for a picnic lunch and even take a walk on the trails. The coal mine tour is a great idea, and there is McDade Park there also for picnicing. Be sure to bring sweatshirts as it is cold down in the mine, even in the summer. Some of the smaller kids might find it scary.

I doubt if you would be able to do a tour of Tobyhanna Army Depot, especially on a Saturday. The only time I have heard of them doing tours is during Army Forces Week in May.
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:28 PM
 
Location: S.W.PA
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The coal mine tour is a must- bring some warm clothes as it can be cold way down there!
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Thanks for all your suggestions!
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