What to do and see in Frackville, United States: The Best Places and Tips

July 21, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

Frackville is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. Frackville is located near the intersection of Interstate 81 and Pennsylvania State Route 61, approximately 102 miles (164 km) northwest of Philadelphia and 45 miles (72 km) southwest of Wilkes-Barre. Frackville is named for Daniel Frack, an early settler.
Restaurants in Frackville

1. Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921 +1 570-875-3850
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

Tour Pennsylvania's mining history at these mines.

Reviewed By Carrie H - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

We saw on the website that the first tour was to be at 11 AM, but that the office opened at 10 AM. We were surprised to find it open when we arrived early. Turns out a big group arranged a special tour at 10 AM, more convenient for us. (Lesson is, call ahead to find out if there are added tours). We so enjoyed the two tours, going in the mine was a bit more interesting. Sure the train is bumpy as it's always been. They drive down and stop for everyone to get down and see two tunnels. The former miner who drove and guided us was fun, passionate and knowledgable. Lots of history. The school kids down there seemed to enjoy as much as we did.

2. D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901 +1 570-628-4290
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4.5 based on 472 reviews

D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

It was the year 1829 when Americans were getting used to their newly elected president, Andrew Jackson, that 23-year old David G. Yuengling, an immigrant from Wurttemberg, Germany, settled in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and started a brewery. Originally named the Eagle Brewery, today the Yuengling pride, symbolic of the American Eagle. Each Yuengling label bears the eagle trademark chosen by young David Yuengling so long ago. Previously located on Centre Street, current site of Pottsville's after only two years of operation. A new brewery was then constructed on Mahantongo Street, where operations continue today. The brewery remains family operated by Richard "Dick" Yuengling, Jr. and his daughters are being groomed as the sixth generation.

Reviewed By RobCoquitlam_BC - Calgary, Canada

Beer Historified. I know, that is not a word but I think it sums up well. There is a history to this brewery and it is on the National Historic Registry. The tour runs several times a day, is free and my guide was obviously enjoying the job so it was fun. It took about an hour and you get to see “The Cave,” the bottling line and lots more. Afterwards, I had to look up “Sternenwirth” for a bit more history. You might like to also. Great inside peek at how they have done it for years. You get samples at the END of the tour…so anticipate that part. If you can swing it, definitely worth the couple of hours of time to find the brewery, park on the streets and take it. Great fun.

3. County Corner Flea Market & Antiques

Rt 54 & Main St, Locustdale, PA 17921 +1 570-875-4480
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2 based on 1 reviews

Weekly flea market, Fri 8-5 & Sat 8-3. Antiques, collectibles, furniture, household.

Reviewed By mlflee - Brooklyn, New York

We stopped by here on the way from our Frackville hotel to Knoebels. We actually stayed at the Comfort Inn in Frackville so that we could stop by this place on the way to Knoebels. If you are an "experienced" flea market enthusiast, you will be disappointed. The place is in a house/storefront and that's about it. There is another flea market just outside of Knoebels in Paxinos which is much bigger than this place but still relatively small. If you need to cure your flea market fix near Knoebels, go to Lewisburg (but only on Sunday).

4. Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

115 W Coal St, Granny's Motel, Frackville, PA 17931-2419
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2.5 based on 4 reviews

Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

Reviewed By Mark D - Bloomfield, New Jersey, Usa

Creepiest statue in a seedy area.. Ain't nothing get better than that! Plus its free unless you decide to stay in the motel which by the looks of it is a terrible idea.

5. Mountain Valley Golf Course

1021 Brockton Mountain Dr, Barnesville, PA 18214-2529 +1 570-467-2242
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Mountain Valley Golf Course

Mountain Valley Golf Course is a public golf course that provides exceptional family-oriented recreational and social facilities, activities, and services. Golf Digest Magazine rated Mountain Valley 4.5 stars as a best value course based on conditions and rates. Mountain Valley is home to two 18-hole Championship Golf Courses and Seasons Restaurant & Banquet Venue.

Reviewed By Terry C - North Carolina

Tight front nine, more open back nine, good greens. however, no drinking water available except to purchase at halfway house at 11th hole-and it was 90 degrees. no warning at the start about lack of water during the round (9th hole does not return to clubhouse.) bunkers not being attended to, as grass growing throughout them.

not far off I-81

6. Whistler's Mother Statue

237 Chestnut St, N. Hoffman Blvd., Ashland, PA 17921-1318
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5 based on 8 reviews

Whistler's Mother Statue

Reviewed By Hiker17920 - Aristes, Pennsylvania

Celebrating Mother, the "Mother" as she's known locally is one of a kind in the USA. To scale replica watching over the town since 1938. Stop by the Ashland Historical Preservation Society across the Main St. to learn much more on her, the town and surrounding area. AAHPS is by appointment only unless there are other town wide activities going on. Free admission, donations accepted.

7. Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum

394 S Centre St, Pottsville, PA 17901-3508 +1 888-802-6605
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum

Do you want to relive the days of the past? The days of drive-in theaters, soda shops, pinball machines & fast cars. We've taken our time assembling displays and thousands of items to give you an unforgettable experience so you leave us with a smile and little skip in your step! Camera's are encouraged.

Reviewed By Pamela A - Langhorne,Pa

Yes they have cars but all kinds of other things. Upstairs they have a soda shop ( re-created ) and tables with a replica behind the bar of Elvis. A wall of records, tape tracks etc. In another room is things from when JFK was president. Too much to mention just take a trip.

8. The Club 18

110 N 18th St, Pottsville, PA 17901-2014 +1 570-622-8600
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

The Club 18

Reviewed By BigPoppaP40 - Pottsville, Pennsylvania

If you don't mind smoke, you will love this place! The best conversations in town with a friendly clientele and owner!

9. Majestic Theater

209 N Centre St, Pottsville, PA 17901-2511 +1 570-628-4647
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4 based on 4 reviews

Majestic Theater

One of only two remaining reverse screen theaters in the State of Pennsylvania. Renovated into a performing arts center in the heart of Downtown Pottsville.

Reviewed By BriteGuy - (Exeter Twp.) Birdsboro, PA

A really great place to enjoy musical performances, plays and other theatrical performances in a somewhat intimate setting. The theater has only 200 seats, and they are all modern and very comfortable. They even have built-in cup holders. The restoration of the building was done very well and nearly authentic to the time when it was in its hayday. The chandeliers and sidelights are very impressive and do their job very well...without glare. A small lobby where the requisite freshly made popcorn, drinks, candy, etc., are available at reasonable prices. Ticket prices are quite reasonably priced, too. Check the website for the current schedule, pick one and go. You'll enjoy yourself.

10. Winterwalk Train Display

533 Centre St, Ashland, PA 17921-1329 +1 570-875-1529
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4 based on 1 reviews

Winterwalk Train Display

6 Displays of trains and animated buildings and figures

Reviewed By Hiker17920 - Aristes, Pennsylvania

Great for anyone with an interest in trains, children will love it. It can get rushed during local holiday events but still much to take in. Go on off days and hours to fully appreciate all the details.

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