The Office Filming Locations: Touring Scranton

Saddened by life in a post-Office world? No need to fret, the magical workplace lives on in Scranton, PA.

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.

Hope you enjoyed your tour of The Office Filming Locations.

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