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Lackawanna County has a perfect blend of authentic historical attractions, unbounded outdoor recreation, unique social and cultural events, magnificent performing arts and natural scenic splendor.
Lackawanna County's lodging facilites - from four star hotels to intimate bed and breakfasts are unmatched in quality and service and the dining choices will satisfy every palate. Private campgrounds provide terrific family outdoor getaways, with a variety of camp sites and abundant recreational facilities. Families and groups will also find super outdoor experiences waiting at the many state and county parks.
Lackawanna County has established itself as one of the region's most important cultural centers featuring the Northeast Philharmonic, Scranton Public Theatre, Broadway Theatre, the Ballet Theatre, Music Box Dinner Theatre and the PA Summer Theatre.
Shopping in Lackawanna County is an adventure offering a nearly endless variety of beautiful, modern malls, special interest stores, factory outlets, antique shops, craft fairs, summer outdoor markets and more.
Scranton is the geographic and cultural center of the Lackawanna River valley. Scranton became known as the Electric City when electric lights were introduced at Dickson Locomotive Works in 1880. Six years later, the nation's first successful, continuously operating electrified streetcars began operating in the city.
The city's religious history is evident in the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann, which draws thousands of pilgrims to its annual novena, and St. Stanislaus Cathedral, the seat of the Polish National Catholic Church in North America. The history of the founding of this denomination is tied to Polish immigration to Scranton in the late 19th century.
Scranton's large Irish population is represented in the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade, first held in 1862. Organized by the St. Patrick's Day Parade Association of Lackawanna County, it is the nation's fourth-largest in attendance and second-largest in per capita attendance. Held on the Saturday before Saint Patrick's Day, the parade includes more than 8,000 people, including floats, bagpipe players, high school bands and Irish groups.