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Get to Know the Real Scranton PA

If you're anything like us, you're not just afanof a certain TV show based in Scranton, PA about some unique personalities that sell paper, you're a borderline-obsessed, know-every-quote, remember-every-line, watch-it-on-repeat superfan.

And you know what? There's absolutely nothing wrong with that! Besides, if you ask us, these fans are some of the coolest fans around,period.

Scranton Welcomes You

Everyone and anyone who has seen this show knows the coveted "Scranton Welcomes You" sign, warmly welcoming travelers coming in and out of the city. Some people might think that Scranton is just some fictional town nestled somewhere in Pennsylvania, made up by the imaginations of the looney yet undeniably brilliant writers of one of the best sitcoms of all time. 

While this is the home to the beloved characters, and of course, our beloved paper company, the truth is that Scranton, is in fact, 100 percentreal. Yep, you read that right -- Scranton is a real city located in Lackawanna County in good ol' Pennsylvania. 

So -- who's ready for a road trip? ;)

Road Trip To Scranton

If you happen to be so lucky to live in Scranton, we envy you. For the rest of us die-hard super fans, we're going to have to plan a trip to the Electric City where we can tour Scranton on our own time.

That said, when you do get the chance to finally break free from your nine to five to take a much-needed vacay, here are a few hot spots every TV junkie needs to experience at least once in their lifetime -- or several times, but hey, who's counting?

Alfredo's Pizza Cafe:1040 S. Washington Ave

We all remember the hilarious argument in one of our fav episodes about Alfredo's Pizza Cafe versus a competing pizza joint, right? Well, while the latter is fictional -- which is probably a good thing seeing as one of the accounts doesn’t have very kind things to say about it. 

Alfredo's Pizza Cafe is definitely a real restaurant and a must-see when visiting Scranton. Stop by for a quick photoshoot and head inside for some drool-worthy pizza!

Cooper's Seafood:701 N Washington Ave

Our workplace characters name-drop Cooper's Seafood about as often as we hear a "that's what she said" joke. And halfway through the show’s run, two characters actually go there.

When checking out Scranton, be sure to check out this great restaurant where you can get an amazing dinner, some cool mementos from the gift shop, and take a few (or a ton) photos. What's not to love?

Penn Paper Tower:215 Vine St

Even if you used to skip the bright and catchy intro on Netflix, the iconic image of the show’s namesake tower still made its way onto your screen. The famous building is home to Pennsylvania Paper & Supply Company and proudly features the show’s fictional logo on the tower to this day! Snap a few shots and enjoy a nice stroll to The Marketplace at Steamtown for a little afternoon shopping. 

Add: Poor Richards!

Cue: Closing Credits

Now that you know about a few hotspots that you definitely need to check out in Scranton, the only thing left to do is load up on some totally rad and undeniably funny sitcom superfan apparel from Famous In Real Life, and you're ready to hit the road.

Safe travels!


Sources:
City of Scranton | Scranton PA
Pennsylvania's leading distributor for all of your business needs. PA Paper and Supply Company
Electric City Sign | Visit PA

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