Get ready for a lot of fun, with your gang on the charter bus to Wilkes Barre.
This town was named for John Wilkes and Isaac Barre,Colonial sympathizers ,who were members of the British Parliament. There is a monument to them in the town square. In early years around the mid to late 1700's, there was a land struggle called the Yankee-Pennamite War. Many of the battles were fought on the River Common area which is now a 35 acre park. It is so nice that places like this, keep this kind of history protected. Also in this park is the Luzerne County Courthouse which dates from 1901. Other older courthouses were located on what is now Public Square.
As you know by now, this is a very historical town. It is full of the great things that happened in the past. All of you on the charter bus will feel the history, as you make your way through Wilkes-Barre. The artifacts and Indian history will entice your charter bus group. During the Revolutionary War, there were many attacks by Tory and Indian forces because of the importance of the area as a granary. One of the most well-known is called "The Wyoming Massacre." It was here that Indians swept up and down the Wyoming Valley in a series of raids that killed and wounded many.
There is a museum in Wilkes-Barre, the Wyoming Historical & Geological Society, that lets your charter bus group experience life during those turbulent times. Everyone on your charter bus will enjoy the Indian artifacts, rocks, minerals, fossils and more. Also see much about the local coal-mining industry.
Wilkes-Barre has a wonderful theater. Everyone on your charter bus is going to enjoy this. Since 1923, this Little Theater of Wilkes-Barre, has proudly fulfilled their mission to offer theatrical productions and various community services which educate, entertain and broaden the creative experiences of their audiences, as well as our participants and contributors. What a great time your friends on the bus you have chartered will have.
This upcoming season,their 83rd, brings a blend of musicals and dramas to the main stage. New this year, an aggressive slate of Special Events giving you and your charter bus theater seekers even more reason to spend the evening with them.
Now, lets get to the good stuff, shopping. This place has the best mall around. Everyone on this charter bus will go shopping crazy. The Wyoming Valley Mall has over 90 stores under one roof, including Sears, JC Penny's, Bon-Ton, Radio Shack, Walden Books. The 7 Cinemas will be a great place to take in a show with all your buddies on the charter bus.
After all of this, I am sure the hunger pangs have set in. Wilkes-Barre has all the eateries and restaurants you and the gang from the charter bus will need. Check out the great fare in any of the following diverse stops : Old Country Buffet, Applebee's Grill & Bar, Lowe's Restaurant, Wegmans Market Cafe, Elmer Sudds.
So tell everyone to get ready for a fun filled time on your very own charter bus to Wilkes-Barre.