8 Things to Do in Wilkes-Barre That You Shouldn't Miss

December 23, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Wilkes-Barre serves as the county seat for Luzerne County, an area containing not one, but four of Pennsylvania's State Parks. Whether its fishing in Frances Slocum State Park, whitewater rafting through Lehigh Gorge State Park, cross-country skiing across Nescopeck State Park, or exploring twenty-two waterfalls at Ricketts Glen State Park, there is something for every outdoors enthusiast. If the indoors is more your thing, the city is also home to the Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs casino.
Restaurants in Wilkes-Barre

1. Seven Tubs Natural Area

900 Bear Creek Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA +1 570-675-1312
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 187 reviews

Seven Tubs Natural Area

Reviewed By Patty H - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States

There is plenty of parking at the beginning of the trail . Is great for a family adventure the water falls are picturesque &we followed the blue trail... it was very pretty and tranquil hike we got some really great pictures and saw lots of different birds . We were there for 3hours.... we even saw a fairy door built into a tree. A must see and a nice hike!

2. F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

71 Public Sq, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-2507 +1 570-826-1100
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

Reviewed By fancy128 - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

We've seen many shows at the Kirby Center and I highly recommend it. It's beautiful inside and always clean and well maintained. There really isn't a bad seat in the house. Some seats you can see the stage better depending on the event you're attending but your experience there isn't ruined by any bad seating. We were fortunate enough to get front row seats for our favorite band a few years ago and if you ever have the chance to splurge to see your one favorite, DO IT! It was a once in a lifetime thing I'm glad we spent the extra money.

3. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

255 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6769 +1 570-693-4100
Excellent
41%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 182 reviews

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

Reviewed By Mark A - Halfmoon, New York

Went to a hockey game to watch WBS Penguins play. A nice sized venue with good seating from anywhere in the arena. Easy access to restrooms and food vendors. Parking is a bit unfriendly with all the menuvering around cones and lanes to come in and out.

4. Mohegan Sun Pocono

1280 Highway 315 Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-7002 +1 888-946-4672
Excellent
28%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
9%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 891 reviews

Mohegan Sun Pocono

Reviewed By jojoguy2016 - Ottawa, Canada

Nice casino but hard to win! Very near hotel. Right off the 81 S and N.Lots of restaurents and stores.

5. Market Street Bridge

Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Excellent
42%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Market Street Bridge

Reviewed By belochka25

We parked the car in the parking lot of Market Street Square for 3 usd and walked the bridge to the Kirby Park. The bridge was built between 1926 and 1929. Market Street Bridge was built as bridge over the Susquehanna River and it connects Wilkes-barre and Kingston. I added two pictures but they don't do justice.

6. Kirby Park

280 Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18704-5408
Excellent
31%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
38%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Kirby Park

Reviewed By 3ljp - Kingston, Pennsylvania

Kirby Park is a great city park with a lot to offer. It has tennis courts, softball/baseball fields, a playground area, a pond, a fitness trail, walking paths, a running track, pavilions and volley ball courts etc... It's very large and there is plenty of room for all activities. I see people of all ages enjoying the park. There are tables and areas to picnic or have a gathering. They often have events like fireworks, festivals and music. There is a concession stand and a large parking lot.

7. Vietnam Veterans Memorial

200 N River St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-1004
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Reviewed By belochka25

Located near one of the courthouses. Memorial dedicated to honors the 11,000 Luzerne County servicemen and women who served during the Vietnam War. Very well maintained historical sight!

8. Toyota Sports Plex

38 Coal St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-5236 +1 570-208-9471
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Toyota Sports Plex

Reviewed By Justin W - York, Pennsylvania

What I saw appeared to be a rink that serves the community well. They had open hockey one night and public skating the next day. Hockey and skating lessons are available. A Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins store is on site and run a kids hockey team.

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