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Discovery’s ‘Expedition Unknown’ host Josh Gates travels to Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 9

Discovery’s ‘Expedition Unknown’ host Josh Gates travels to Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 9
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From a press release:

The latest global conquest of Josh Gates, host of the hit Discovery Channel series “Expedition Unknown,” finds him in Wilkes-Barre again this fall.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, Gates will bring “An Evening of Ghosts, Monsters, and Tales of Adventure” to the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono. This exploration of cutting-edge science kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and is a show for all ages.

Tickets, which start at $30, go on sale this Monday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. via

Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Box Office located at the Player’s Club. Guests who are 21 and older who purchase their tickets at the box office will receive one voucher per ticket for $10 in free slot play, valid on Saturday, Oct. 9. Limited premium seating with a VIP meet and greet experience will be available for $75.

Gates previously visited the nearby F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre for a talk in 2019.

Josh Gates is an avid explorer whose unique brand of humor and deep-rooted passion for adventure propels him to the farthest corners of the world. Discovery Channel’s hit series “Expedition Unknown” chronicles Gates as he sets out on a global quest to find the truth behind iconic legends and thrilling archaeological mysteries.

In the four-part global event “Expedition Unknown: Search for the Afterlife,” Gates tackles mankind’s ultimate mystery as he investigates ancient rituals, paranormal claims, and cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs on the nature of death and consciousness. He also helmed a two-part special in Israel and Jordan working alongside archaeologists attempting to decipher the Dead Sea Scrolls and to uncover new fragments in remote desert caves.

An avid scuba diver and photographer, Gates has participated in sub-sea archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean, and his wanderlust has taken him to over 100 countries – from sweltering African deserts to the icy shores of Antarctica. In addition, he has scaled “the roof of Africa” on Mt. Kilimanjaro and climbed Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas. A mysterious “Yeti” footprint recovered by Gates in the Himalayas is now on display at the “Expedition Everest” attraction at Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.

In 2016, Gates won Best Host in the CableFax Program Awards for “Expedition Unknown,” and the series also took home the Best Educational/Instructional Show award and, in 2018, a Cynopsis TV Award for Best Reality Series – Travel. He holds a degree from Tufts University in Archaeology and is a member of The Explorers Club, a prestigious organization dedicated to the advancement of exploration and field research. He also serves as a trustee on the governing board of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Gates is also the host of “Legendary Locations” on Travel Channel, where he shares the epic tales and secrets of the most storied places on Earth, showcasing the ancient legends and folklore that made them famous. Travel Channel also airs episodes of Gates’ popular series, “Destination Truth.”

He has appeared on “The Today Show,” CNN, and a variety of other national television and radio programs. Gates’ adventures are chronicled in his bestselling 2011 book, “Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter” (Simon & Schuster).

Mohegan Sun Pocono (1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre), owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, was the first destination to bring gaming to Pennsylvania in 2006 and has since become one of the premier entertainment, gaming, shopping, and dining destinations in the state. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with an on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space, including 60 live table games, 1,900 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment, and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware.