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Wilkes-Barre: An Outdoorsman's Paradise

Wilkes-Barre is a city in Pennsylvania located at the center of the Wyoming Valley. Wilkes-Barre serves as a county seat for Luzerne County, an area containing not one, but four of Pennsylvania’s State Parks. Whether it's fishing In Frances Slocum State Park, whitewater rafting through Lehigh Gorge State Park, cross-country skiing across Nescopeck State Park, or exploring 22 waterfalls at Ricketts Glen State Park, there is something for every outdoors enthusiast. If you prefer the indoors, the city is also home to the Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs Casino. In addition, there are an array of eateries in the area so you can enjoy everything from Gerry’s Pizzeria and Café Toscana to Oyster and El Rey Azteca Mexican Restaurant. For connoisseurs of the arts, Wilkes-Barre 's Third Friday provides a space to view original artwork as well to meet the artists and musicians that produce them in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. It's easy to discern that the city of Wilkes-Barre has something to offer everyone!