In addition to its title as one of the Most Beautiful Small Towns in America, Jim Thorpe has been named one of the Top 50 Places to Live and Play, one of the Top 100 Adventure Towns and the most Fantastic Town for Fall. It’s a recreation destination, charming small town, and historic landmark all in one.
Visitors frequent Jim Thorpe from nearby Philadelphia and New York City for hiking, biking, white water rafting, skiing and horseback riding. The Lehigh Valley and Flagstaff Mountain provide a beautiful setting with nature and parks galore. Guests can additionally boat, fish, swim and camp near area lakes for a respite from big cities.
The town’s businesses line a single main street with storefronts, bed and breakfasts and local eateries creating a scene perfect for a post card. Take a walking tour or carriage ride to familiarize yourself with the town, then choose from art galleries, antique shops, spas or museums.
In addition to the historic Old Jail Museum, Mauch Chunk Museum, No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, and Eckley Miner’s Village, don’t miss the Asa Packer and Harry Packer Mansions, two elaborate local landmarks. The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, Old Mauch Chunk Train Station and Mauch Chunk Opera House also offer historically significant entertainment. For more of what Jim Thorpe offers, view their reviews.
In the hundreds of cities we have visited this has to be one on the top of your list,you will find it so wonderful that you will return over and over again to visit. be sure to check out the photos and albums on our site.
Everyone have a great Memorial Holiday and thank you to all who serve our America
Beautiful scenic town with a feeling of being in a small town in Europe! There is so much to see and do!
I will always love Jim Thorpe! I met my husband at Glen Onoko and got married there right along the river with kayakers in the background. The falls are so beautiful and there is so much to do. Hiking, biking, rafting, dining, shopping. We have it all here!!
Jim Thorpe has EVERYTHING you would want in a small town! Quaint historic streets, unique shops, eccletic restaurants and live music venues, thrilling adventure on the Lehigh River and hiking trails through Lehigh Gorge State Park. Come visit Jim Thorpe!
Great Victorian Architecture in the Alpine Like village called the Switzerland of America in the early part of the last centry. Spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Staely old Mansiosn and a stine row of homes used by the laborers who built the mansions, The panoramic vire of the LEhigh ARiver vally view from atop Flagstaff mountain was the venue for a old dance hall and the terminus for a trolley line.It was chosen 30 years ago for the site of the movie about the Molly Maguires starring Richard Harris and Sean Connery.