Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

1982 Votes - "Most Fun"
97 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
17 Votes - "Friendliest"
5 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
1 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Best For Food"

Description

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 sight seeing. The D&L Trail 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. When the snows start there are ski areas close by and cross country skiing.

The town’s businesses line the downtown hub with storefronts, galleries, 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 all the activities or just wander and soak up the Victorian splendor.

Sitting up on Packer Hill don’t miss two elaborate local landmarks, the Asa Packer and Harry Packer Mansions. the Asa Packer is a guided tour through the home of the famed industrialist. The Harry Packer is an Inn that was used as the model for the haunted mansion in Disney World and now hosts Murder Mystery Weekends and luxury lodging.

In the center of town, the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway runs excursions from Old Mauch Chunk Train Station while the Mauch Chunk Opera House, Old Jail Museum, Mauch Chunk Museum provide a glimpse into the past. A short drive away the No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, and Eckley Miner’s Village give the other side of the life of the miners.

No matter what your idea of "fun", from riding the train, enjoying a museum, shopping, dining, outdoor sports or just kicking back, Jim Thorpe has it all every season of the year.

My husband and I love Jim Thorpe. We visit it every year during our wedding anniversary. It is a great place to relax!!
Reviewed by careysmith8444
on May 15, 2012
Jim Thorpe is in my back yard, so to speak. I grew up around here & every weekend almost all year long there is something to do in Jim Thorpe. Beautiful place to get Awesome pics. Interesting little shops, friendly people & plenty of History.
Reviewed by mom1rhonda
on May 15, 2012
Amazing Tourist hot spot. Lots of fun!!! Great food at the Broadway Grille and Pub! Friend service at all shops!
Reviewed by dcl34ry
on May 15, 2012
Beautiful hotspot in PA, a big tourist attraction with lots of nice places to view, lots of great food, especially at the broadway grille and pub, lots of friendly people as well..oh, and trains too
Reviewed by aslywolf
on May 15, 2012
Gorgeous town nestled in the mountains. Quant shops and beautifully kept historical properties.
Reviewed by Elechic
on May 15, 2012
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