Comfort Inn Pocono Lakes - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, PA 18436, United States
  • Lackawanna

The Lackawanna Coal Mine is a museum and retired coal mine located in McDade Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Visitors board a mine car and descend the #190 slope into the Clark Vein of coal. At the foot of the shaft the visitors begin an hour-long guided tour through the main gangway of the mine and stop at various points to discuss different aspects of the anthracite mining industry. Visitors then leave the Clark Vein via a rock tunnel and stop in the Dunmore #1 Vein. Once in the Dunmore #1, transportation and mining in a fault room are discussed. As the tour continues down the rock tunnel the group stops at the peg shanty to meet the fire boss and discuss his role in mining operations. The tour then continues on to the Dunmore #2 Vein and discusses working in small veins of coal, air doors and their role in ventilation, door boys or nippers, second means of exit from the mine and company store. The tour concludes where the miners ended their final days within the mine in November 1966.

The tour is open seven days a week from April 1 to November 30 and is closed only on Thanksgiving Day. Temperatures within the mine are around a constant of 50-54 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  • Lackawanna
Comfort Inn Pocono Lakes
117 Twin Rocks Road, I-84 exit 17
Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, PA 18436, United States
Call: +1 570 6894148

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Welcome to the Comfort Inn Pocono Lakes Region, near Lake Wallenpaupack

Conveniently located on Twin Rocks Road just north of Interstate 84, the Comfort Inn® - Poconos Lakes Region is a pet-friendly and totally smoke-free hotel that caters to business and leisure travelers from all across the Pocono Mountains area of eastern Pennsylvania.