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Day Trips Mack Truck Camelbeach Waterpark Martin Guitar Museum
Jim Thorpe Crystal Cave Lost River Canyons Houdini Museum
Crayola Factory Bushkill Falls Snow Tubing Peddler's Village
New Hope Lancaster Herr's Factory Tour Ringing Rocks Park
Pocono Raceway   Hickory Run State Park PA Renaissance Faire

The Victorian village of Jim Thorpe, named in honor of the famous athlete,  features beautiful scenery, quaint shops, great food, rich history, entertainment and phenomenal architecture. It is located at the base of a steep valley carved by the Lehigh River just an 1 1/2 hours from Philadelphia and 2 hours from New York.

Contact Information

Jim Thorpe Area Council
PO Box 164
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Phone: (888) JIM THORPE

Email: info@jimthorpe.org

Website: www.jimthorpe.org

There is something for everyone when visiting Jim Thorpe. 

A restored railroad allows visitors to take a ride through the area.  You can tour a real anthracite coal mine or check out a fantastic model train display.  Check out the Harry Packer Mansion and see if it reminds you of a ride in Disney World.  You may want to visit the old jail museum or simply visit the shops and have a great meal.

Some Attractions To Consider...

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

Enjoy a one hour ride on a 1920's era open window coach train.  Take in the highlights of the Lehigh Gorge State Park.  Trains normally run every two hours on a varying schedule. Rides originate from the historic Passenger Station of the former Central RR of New Jersey in the downtown Historic District of Jim Thorpe.

Contact Information:
Former Central RR of New Jersey Train Station
Jim Thorpe, PA, 18229
570-325-8485

Harry Packer Mansion

A site to visit is the Harry Packer Mansion, which was used as a model for the haunted mansion in Disney World.  Check out their Adult "Murder Mystery Weekends".

Contact Information:
1 Packer Hill Rd.
Jim Thorpe, PA, 18229
570-325-8566

 

No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum


Ride a rail car into an Anthracite mine and then continue to experience the adventures with a walking tour within the mine.  This is a great adventure for the whole family. I went on this tour with my daughter's 4th grade class and we had a great time.  When you first get into the rail car and start to travel into the mine your first thoughts are "Should I really be doing this?"  However, when you arrive at your destination you will be pleasantly surprised to see that you are in a very large, well lit area.  You are then guided through areas of the mine, some of which are a more narrow and dark.  You will see some amazing sites and hear some terrific stories.  Some of the interesting sites are the miner's hospital, original elevator shaft and the underground mule way. Great fun -- highly recommend it.

The museum is filled with original mining equipment and artifacts.

Free parking and picnic facilities are available.

Contact Information:
9 Dock St.  Lansford, PA 18243
570-645-7074

Old Jail Museum

This 1800's jail, which was in use until 1995, is the site where seven of the accused coal miners known as the Molly Maguires were put to death. This jail contains 28 cells, dungeons, the warden's apartment, gallows and a mysterious handprint on the wall.

Contact information:
570-325-5259
 

Old Mauch Chumk Model Train Display.

See over 1,000 feet of track, approximately 50 railroad cars, realistic landscapes, over 100 bridges and trestles, over 200 structures, and actual moving automobiles.  Kids will love this train display.

Contact Information:
41 Susquehanna Street
Jim Thorpe, PA, 18229
570-325-4371

DIRECTIONS TO JIM THORPE

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NORTH JERSEY & NYC AREA -
Take I-80 West into PA. Get off at Blakeslee exit #284. Make a left onto route 115 south. Go approximately 3 to 4 miles and turn right onto route 903 south. Continue on 903 for approximately 18 miles into Jim Thorpe. Go across the bridge to the traffic light. Make a left turn. This will bring you to the Historic District of Jim Thorpe.

DELAWARE, BALTIMORE, & DC AREA -
Take I-95 north to I-76 west into Philadelphia area.

PHILADELPHIA & SOUTH JERSEY -
Take I-76 west to I-476 north. Stay on I-476 north (it becomes the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike) for approximately one hour. Get off at exit #74.

FROM EXIT 74 -
This is the Mahoning Valley exit. From here, follow PA Rt. 209 south for approximately 6 miles into Jim Thorpe.


Street parking is metered and public lots may require a nominal fee.