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Things to do in Jim Thorpe

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Other Great Outdoors
“White water rafting with the family was so much fun! Water is cold but worth it!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The view from Penn's Peak is extraordinary -sit outside during their summer deck performances and try not to be distracted by the stunning views. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
History Museum
“This jail which was in service for over a century is now open for curious visitors”
  • 17 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Great train ride into the Lehigh River George! Very scenic with a host in each railcar to point out landmarks and history.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Great place to see a show right in downtown! Check their website for upcoming artists. I love their tribute shows!”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Excellent restaurant - great atmossphere and food!!!!. A little pricey but so worth it”
  • 19 locals recommend
History Museum
“Grand Italianate mansion with original Victorian decor, built in 1861 & open for tours. Check at asapackermansion.com”
  • 10 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Gorgeous waterfalls after an invigorating hike! this is a more challenging hike than Hawk falls, but worth it. We've seen everyone from four legged children to 5 year olds to grandparents on this trail, so if you are at all adventurous this is the place for you. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great Italian restaurant serving lunch and dinner in an authentic Italian setting. Food and service second to none.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Beach
“Beltzville State Park in Lehighton (7-minute drive) offers a large, sandy beach and a playground for kids. There is also kayaks and canoe rental. Motor boats are allowed on the lake where you can go water skiing and tubing as well. No motor boat rentals. There are also hiking trails around the park. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Local company that runs Whitewater Rafting, kayaking, and biking tours on the Lehigh Gorge.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Beautiful short hike down to Hawk Falls near Lake Harmony. It’s about a 15-minute hike down to the falls and a little more than that back up.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“The Mauch Chunk Lake Park is a great place to rent a boat, go swimming at a sandy beach, or go hiking. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Trail
“You can rent bikes here to tour along the Leigh Gorge Rail Trail. We haven't done this yet ourselves, but it looks amazing!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Awesome food and drinks at a reasonable price. Try taco Wednesday and play trivia.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great place to grab lunch, dinner, beer and cocktails. Deck is highly recommended in the summer. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Excellent restaurant - great atmossphere and food!!!!. A little pricey but so worth it”
  • 19 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great Italian restaurant serving lunch and dinner in an authentic Italian setting. Food and service second to none.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Awesome food and drinks at a reasonable price. Try taco Wednesday and play trivia.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pub
“"tasty and satisfying food for omnivores, vegetarians, vegans and folks with food sensitivities"”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place to grab lunch, dinner, beer and cocktails. Deck is highly recommended in the summer. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Food is only OK, but a great bar with live music several nights per week. The underground is their nightclub that also features live music regularly.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very quaint atmosphere, food is phenomenal and they have a great wine list. if wine is your thing. The wine is priced good, the food is a little on the pricier side. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Valerio's is right around the corner and a great take out place for pizza, pasta, salads, hoagies, etc. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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