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Explore the Wilkes-Barre Area

There’s lots to do during your stay at the Hillard House Inn. Located in the historic district of downtown Wilkes-Barre, we are within walking distance of many local restaurants and shops as well as two university campuses. Plus, we are a quick drive away from many exciting attractions and national parks. Check out some of our favorite activities below.

Points of Interest

FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts – 0.8 miles 

  • Spend a night out on the town at the FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. The Hillard House Inn is within walking distance of all these exciting shows and performances.

Mohegan Sun Pocono – 6.0 miles 

  • Win big at the Mohegan Sun Area and Casino. As one of the largest gaming destinations in the region, you can play everything from slots, poker, and a variety of table games.

Steamtown National Park – 20.0 miles 

  • Explore the exciting American steam locomotive industry at the Steamtown National Park. Ride in historic steam railroads and tour the Technology or History Museum. It’s an experience the whole family will enjoy.

Ricketts Glen State Park – 31.0 miles 

  • Get some fresh air and tour the beautiful Ricketts Glen State Park. Experience everything from swimming, boating and fishing, as well as 26 miles of hiking trails including trails along waterfalls and picturesque streams.

Close to University Campuses

Located right on the edge of the Wilkes University Campus, the Hillard House Inn is the perfect location for guests planning on visiting the school’s facilities.

  • Wilkes University 

  • Kings College 

Conveniently Located for your Business Needs

The Hillard House Inn is in close proximity to many local industrial companies and industrial parks. Enjoy convenient transportation access as the Hillard House Inn is located close to the Interstate 81 corridor and Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike.


State Parks / Hiking/ Trail Riding / Biking / White Water Rafting

Historic Tours / Museums



Skiing / Tubing

Theater, Movies and Arenas

Sporting Activities



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