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How to Get Around

Chase Hall • 570-408-6120 (T) • 570-408-4904 (F) • Email

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Your Guide to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and Wilkes University

How to Get Around

There are several ways to get around Wilkes-Barre.  One of the easiest is walking.  Many stores are within walking distance of Wilkes’ campus.  Another way to get around is to take the bus.  Several public buses travel to the Wyoming Valley Mall and other local areas you may need to visit.  For more information about the buses, check out the
Luzerne County Transportation Authority’s website:  http://www.geocities.com/pennbus1/luzerne/.

Here is the website for the Martz Trailways Buses as well:  http://www.martztrailways.com/

Where to Go On Campus

Office of International Student Services
Passan Hall, Room 211
267 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
Marcie Riebe:  marcie.riebe@wilkes.edu

Financial Management and Registrar
Student Services (at the OneStop Desk in the Lobby)
University Center on Main
169 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

Wilkes University Public Safety Office
University Center on Main Garage
148 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
**For Emergencies, Call:  extension 4999 on a campus phone**

Graduate & Professional Student Services
Breiseth Hall
South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

Eugene S. Farley Library
The Corner of West South and South Franklin Streets
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

Where Not to Go in Wilkes-Barre

As in all cities, there are certain places that are not as friendly or safe as other parts.  In Wilkes-Barre, one place to avoid for safety purposes is not far from Wilkes’ campus.  Traveling south past Academy Street can be unsafe at night if you are alone.  

It is always best to be on the safe side, as Americans say.  No matter where you are going in the city, use caution.  

If traveling by car, keep the doors locked at all times—while in the car to protect yourself and while not in the car to protect your belongings.  

Avoid hitch-hiking.  It is not a safe practice, especially if you are female.

Don’t walk alone at night and stay in well-lit areas.  

Don’t give money to panhandlers.  Always keep a close eye on your belongings, especially your wallet and documentation papers.


Everhart Museum
1901 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA 18510
(570) 346-7186

Houdini Museum
1433 North Main Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
(570) 342-5555

Luzerne County Museum
69 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 822-1727

Holocaust Museum and Research Center
601 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509

Sporting Activities and Events:

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Penguins
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Pioneers
Wachovia Arena
255 Highland Park Boulevard
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(570) 693-4100

Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees
Lackawanna County Stadium
Montage Mountain Road
Moosic, PA 18702
(570) 969-2255

Camelback Ski Area
1 Camelback Road
Tannersville, PA 18372
(570) 629-1661

Sno Mountain
Montage Mountain Road
Moosic, PA 18505


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