Jim Thorpe is a governmental center of Carbon county in eastern Pennsylvania
Jim Thorpe is famous for its Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, Asa Packer Mansion Museum, and Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall to visit
For shopaholics, you can do souvenirs hunting at Bee Stung and Country Cottage
Moya and Stone Row Pub And Eatery are places for food lovers
There are also Marion Hose Bar and Notch Eight Craft House for a great nightlife experience
One more thing, you can stay at Harry Packer Mansion Inn for the best comfort while exploring the town
Come to Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway to experience an amazing old train ride. It's so recommended if you get into long-distance riding. The train will offer beautiful scenery along the way like rivers, forests, iconic buildings. Also, you will know the history. You just need to pay around $15 for a seat.
Visit the Asa Packer Mansion Museum in downtown Jim Thorpe. It's a historical house located on Packer Road. The house was built in 1861 and is one of the National Historic Landmarks since 1985. It's the home of Asa Packer, an amazing and railroad important person and founder of Lehigh University. This place is also one of the best Italianate villa homes in America designed with Victorian furnishings.
Jim Thorpe is famous for its antique stuff. Come to Bee Stung and check the stunning souvenirs to take home. There are unique frames, jewelry, scarves, and many more to see. Also, you can go to Country Cottage. It's a shop with a homey vibe. The shop offers local and homemade foods like pickles, jams, and salsa.
Jim Thorpe has delicious American foods. But, it also has popular Mexican and Italian foods you must try, especially its
pizza and pasta. Don't miss its desserts too. For drinks, Jim Thorpe has tasty whiskey and beer to offer.
Jim Thorpe is famous as the "Switzerland of America". It's because of the beautiful sceneries, mountains, and architecture. Also, the city is known as the burial site of the legendary Jim Thorpe, a Native American athlete. This city is so cultural and historical. There are also cultural events that you might join, like Jim Thorpe Irish Fest, Irish Fest Whiskey Trail, and Irish Fest Horse & Carriage Rides.
Come to Jim Thorpe between mid-June and mid-September. It's the best time to visit because the weather is warm to do outdoor activities.
Harry Packer Mansion Inn is a great hotel with a village view, built-in 1874. The hotel is only 2-minute walk from the former Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. This hotel is not only strategic but also has a traditional interior in its rooms. You can also stay at Country Inn & Suites by Radisson. It's a warm and elegant hotel, located 3 miles from Beltzville State Park, 5 miles from Penn's Peak, and 6 miles from the former Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway.
Moya is a highly recommended restaurant to visit when you are in Jim Thorpe. It has delicious steak, seafood, and pasta. This restaurant is famous for its super tapas, lamb, and gnocchi. Another restaurant to go is Stone Row Pub And Eatery. It's an American restaurant. There are Happy Hours drinks here. Also, this restaurant has the best Devilled Eggs and lentil loaf you must try.
Muggles’ Mug is a Harry Potter-themed cafe. The interiors and decors make you feel like sitting in the Hogwarts common room. This place offers yummy menus including vegan and gluten-free options. Also, don't forget to try its butterbeer and quiche. Also, come to Bear Appetite Cafe LLC. It's a comfy American cafe in the city, good for having breakfast. The cafe has delicious sandwiches and burgers to offer.
Marion Hose Bar is a modern American bar & grill. Spend your night at this shaded place with its popular French Union Dumplings and whiskey as the best options. Also, you can go to Notch Eight Craft House. A cozy and warm bar to enjoy your night. Don't miss its great cocktails and craft beers. For food, its tacos are the best choice.
Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center is a cultural and historical museum. It's located in a lovely Victorian church.
In this place, you will get interesting information about the city. Also, this museum houses industrial and cultural artifacts also a nice gift shop. Come to the Old Jail Museum. It's a historical jailhouse in Jim Thorpe, built in 1871. Experience seeing what prisons and jails in old times look like. Tour guides are available to give you information.
Mauch Chunk Lake Park is a stunning park with a nice lakefront. This is a nice spot to create natural and scenic pictures. Also, this place is famous for camping and swimming. Another spot to go is Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall. This area is so important for the city. There are many spots for taking pictures such as the amazing statues or monuments of the legendary Jim Thorpe.