POCONO INDIAN MUSEUM
The Pocono Indian Museum is the only museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania dedicated to showing the history of the Delaware Indian. The museum will both inform and, perhaps, shock you. It will show the North American history of man in Northeastern Pennsylvania from 10,500 B.C. to the contact period with European man prior to the American Revolution. It will show the Delaware Indian's peaceful coexistence with other Indians. And, it will show you the shocking and short 100 years it took the white man to virtually eliminate almost all traces of the Indian's existence.
The Pocono Indian Museum traces the history of the Delawares through displays of ancient artifacts, weapons, and tools that form chronological commentary on life among the Indians for thousands of years.
A tour of the museum takes approximately 30 minutes. Visitors carry with them an audio device which gives a detailed narration of the unique displays. Groups of twenty or more may call for reservations and are given a tour with a guide through the museum. Admission is about $5.00 per person with discounts for children. Those under 6 are admitted free.
CLAWS AND PAWS
Live animals of many varieties. Animal shows, wildlife encounter programs, petting zoo, giraffe and parrot feeding…Visit web site for more information. Admission is $17.00 for adults with discounts for seniors and children. About 45 minutes from the hotel. No admittance after 5:15 pm.
HORSEBACK RIDING-PARADISE RIDING STABLES (Formerly “Carson’s”)
Embark on an adventure the whole family will enjoy, explore the beautiful outdoors on horseback! Centrally located at the base of Mount Pocono, right on Route 611, north of Stroudsburg, we are the longest operating and most established riding stables in the Poconos. The scenic mountain destination is open seven days a week with a variety of packages to suit guests of all ages and abilities. First-time riders can enjoy a leisurely hour-long trail ride on the stable's sprawling grounds while experienced riders traverse the trails on a two-hour walk/jog excursion. All trail rides are lead by experienced wranglers and begin with a brief instruction and introduction to the stable's friendly horses. The ranch's hand-led pony rides are perfect for little cowboys and cowgirls. Seasoned ponies delight young riders during 15-minute strolls around the Pony Corral. Carson's also offers Buckaroo Birthday Parties for young riders. Flexible package options include trail or pony rides, a petting zoo and other exciting activities.
For an authentic trail riding experience in the heart of the Poconos, visit Paradise Riding Stables, "The Poconos' Original Riding Stable." Rates vary depending upon your individual choices. This attraction is Weather dependent.
POCONO RACEWAY – FREE TOURS!!
The Pocono Raceway Fan Store is located on Route 115 just before the track. Hours of operation are generally Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm between the months of May through October. The Fan Store is fully stocked with all the Pocono Raceway merchandise you are looking for from t-shirts and books to shot glasses and panoramas. If you are in the Poconos, please stop by and sign the wall in our Fan Store so we can see where all of our fans and customers are from!
Also, our Fan Store offers free track tours; Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Track tours are conducted by our knowledgeable store staff and give you inside information about “The Tricky Triangle.” Track tours do not need to be scheduled but if you have a large group, we encourage that you call our Fan Store at (570)643-0273 to schedule your tour. Pocono Raceway is located about 30 minute drive from the Hotel. Please ask our front desk for printed directions.
MOUNT AIRY CASINO & MOHEGAN SUN CASINO
Mount Airy Casino, located in Mount Pocono, PA (about a 20 minute drive) and Mohegan Sun Casino, located just outside of Wilkes-Barre, PA (1 hour away) offer two distinctly different Casinos. Wile Mount Airy is named after a long standing Pocono Icon, (Mount Airy Lodge) the Casino now stands where the original Mount Airy Lodge once was. The original Mount Airy Lodge and all of its buildings and attractions (except the golf course) was demolished to make way for the new casino. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs offers both Casino gaming and Harness Racing (in season). There is also an O.T.B. with Mohegan Sun located about a 5 minute drive from the hotel. Our staff is more than happy to provide written direction to any of these locations for you.
There are many specialty shops, mall stores and outlet centers throughout the Poconos. While the malls and outlets can provide some great bargains, get off the beaten path and look for the small shops that specialize in everything from health food to specialty clothing and handmade accessories. Main Street in Stroudsburg as well as the shopping district of East Stroudsburg, Bartonsville and Tannersville, all offer opportunities to enjoy unique shopping within a 15 minute drive from the hotel. Our front desk staff can provide more information and direction.