As Pennsylvania’s sixth most populous city, Scranton is truly a vibrant and “electric” city. Literally. It’s no wonder The Office location scouts decided to set the iconic docu-comedy here. Although they were looking for somewhere droll to compete with Slough, in the UK, it’s British TV sister-city (at least according to the show’s creators), Scranton proved to be much more charming and the location scouts certainly had fun making the city come to life on the show. So, take a tour of Scranton by visiting The Office filming locations. Below are eight of our favorites.
2. The Anthracite Heritage Museum
You may remember this gem from Season 3‘s episode, “The Merger.” The Anthracite Heritage Museum was featured in the orientation video that Michael and Dwight created.
3. Poor Richard’s Pub
Poor Richard’s is like the “Cheers” of “The Office”, except here nobody knows your name…unless you’re Creed.
4. Lake Wallenpaupack
This is the infamous lake where Michael took the gang on an ill-fated “Booze Cruise” in Season 2.
5. Steamtown Mall
Michael tries to show his appreciation for the women of the office in Season 3’s “Women’s Appreciation” episode. He does this by bringing them to Victoria’s Secret and letting them get whatever outfit they want.
6. Alfredo’s Pizza Cafe
Ah, Alfredo’s Pizza Cafe…NOT to be confused with Pizza by Alfredo! This is the preferred pizza joint of the employees of Dunder Mifflin Scranton. In the episode “Launch Party” in Season 4, Michael accidentally orders pizza from Pizza by Alfredo and ends up kidnapping the pizza boy because he wouldn’t accept his coupons.
7. Cooper’s Seafood
Cooper’s seafood is where Michael takes Holly for an uncomfortable (but classy) lobster lunch in Season 5’s episode “Business Ethics”.
8. Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
Way back in Season 1, Michael outsourced the office’s healthcare plan to Dwight, who gutted it. So, to make up for it Michael tried to make reservations at the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour mistakenly thinking it was a fun thrill ride.
9. Lake Scranton
This lake makes a couple of fun appearances. We first visit the lake in Season 3’s episode “Beach Games”, when Michael attempts to find his replacement. Then, again, in Season 4’s “Dunder Miffflin Infinity”, when Michael stupidly drives his car into the lake after misunderstanding the directions from his GPS.