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Family Fun Is Back for the Summer

NEPA’s Family Destinations Are Reopening Just in Time for Summer Break

 

Even though things are a little different this year, we don’t have to give up waterslides, mini golf and ice cream.

School’s out! Although, with the statewide shutdown, it probably feels like school’s been out, especially when it comes to keeping the kids entertained. It’s been three long, uneventful months, and we’re sure they’ve let you know just how bored they are.

But as NEPA adjusts to the green phase, your favorite family attractions are opening back up. Amusement parks, mini golf courses, museums, movie theaters, bowling alleys and more are welcoming visitors back for the summer. These destinations are fun, affordable and, best of all, close to home.

Of course, safety comes first this summer. Venues will have limited capacities, social distancing guidelines and other rules to keep visitors and staff safe. Call or check online to plan your visit and learn more about safety procedures.

  • Sky Zone

    Now Open

    Sky Zone is a place where the kids are allowed bounce off the walls—literally. This indoor trampoline park in Pittston will help burn off some extra energy. As a way to say thanks, they’re offering a free 60-minute session for health care workers and their families throughout the month of July.

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  • Lahey Family Fun Park

    Now Open

    Lahey Family Fun Park in Clarks Summit has reopened their mini golf course, batting cages, bumper boats and go-karts. The arcade will reopen when Lackawanna County reaches the green phase on June 26.

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  • The Stourbridge Line

    Now Open

    Hop on the historic Stourbridge Line and take a train ride through the Poconos. They’re offering their signature trips, as well as special excursions to the farmers’ market and ice cream stand. Pre-purchased tickets are strongly recommended.

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  • Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park

    Now Open

    This zoo in Lake Ariel has reopened most of their buildings and activities. Come see over 100 amazing animals, including their new baby otters (seriously, you can’t miss this cuteness overload).

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  • Chacko’s Family Bowling Center

    Now Open

    A round of bowling is always a fun family activity, especially on those inevitable rainy days. Gather up the kids, slip on those silly shoes and hit the lanes at Chacko’s in Wilkes-Barre. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

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  • No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum

    Now Open

    Take a tour of the world’s oldest continuously operated coal mine. No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum in Lansford will take you on an underground adventure to learn about NEPA’s industrial past.

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  • Costa’s Family Fun Park

    Now Open

    Located just minutes from Lake Wallenpaupack, Costa’s has been a summer tradition for years. Their go-karts, batting cages, driving range, mini golf course and snack bar are all open. More attractions will open on June 26.

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  • Casino Theatre & Village Malt Shop

    Now Open

    Take a step back in time at this retro ice cream parlor in Mount Pocono. They’re currently open for food and mini golf. The movie theater and arcade reopen on June 26.

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  • The Art Party Place

    Now Open

    Make your own masterpiece at The Art Party Place in Wilkes-Barre. This workshop has ceramics, signs, canvases and other art projects that you can complete in-store, or you can order a kit to do at home.

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  • 940 Golf N’ Fun

    Now Open

    The mini golf course, driving range, bumper cars, gem mining, water wars, trampoline and paintball shooting range are open at 940 Golf N’ Fun in Pocono Lake. Chill out afterwards at the ice cream parlor.

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  • Montage Mountain Waterpark

    Now Open

    Plan a summer staycation at Montage Mountain Resorts, located just minutes from downtown Scranton. Take a wild ride down the waterslides, cool off in the wave pool or drift down the lazy river.

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  • Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den

    Now Open

    Come see what life’s like under the sea at the Electric City Aquarium at the Marketplace at Steamtown. Bring the kids to meet the animals at this 20,000-square-foot facility.

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  • Knoebel's Amusement Resort

    Reopening July 1

    It isn’t truly summer until you take a ride on the Phoenix and snatch the brass ring on the carousel. America’s largest free-admission park will open over 30 of their rides to start and add more as the summer progresses.

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  • Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark

    Reopening July 1

    Pennsylvania’s biggest outdoor waterpark is reopening just in time for the peak of summer. Camelbeach in Tannersville is home to over 37 rides, slides and attractions that will keep the entire family busy all day.

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  • Bloomsburg Children’s Museum

    Reopening July 1

    Keep the kids’ brains busy with interactive exhibits and fun activities at the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. They’re also offering virtual and in-person summer camps and at-home activity kits.

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  • Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

    Reopening on July 4

    Quiet Valley in Stroudsburg brings NEPA’s heritage to life on the grounds of an eighteenth-century farm. Tour the historic buildings, watch demonstrations and play old-fashioned games.

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And don’t forget, for all of our friends, families, and neighbors, continue observing all recommended health and safety precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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