Offering both the charms of a European village and the thrills of a mountain sports destination, this historic town is one of the great gems of the Pocono Mountains.
Originally known as Mauch Chunk, Jim Thorpe is a destination rich with history. The town’s beautiful buildings date back to a time when coal mining drove captains of industry to call it home. Today, those Victorian structures house unique shops and eateries, museums and galleries and popular entertainment venues. The destination’s charm is widely known, and its unique combination of things to see and do keeps visitors coming back year after year.
If you are in the area, stop by the Pocono Mountains Visitors Center. The center is located on Route 209, in the train station. Call 570-325-3673 for more information.
Intimate inns, charming B&Bs and historic guest houses line the streets of Jim Thorpe. These unique lodging destinations preserve pieces of the town’s famous past while incorporating the amenities you’ve come to expect.
Jim Thorpe is bordered by rails, trails and waterways that beckon adventurers of all interests. Hiking, biking, boating, rafting, skiing, boarding and paintball are all popular pastimes around town. For a gentler way to see the sights, try a train ride or motorcycle tour!
Sweet memories are made in historic Jim Thorpe. Adventurers young and old are welcome aboard the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, which runs regular tours and special excursions throughout the year. The town’s seasonal festivals bring family-friendly entertainment to the streets and sidewalks, and abundant local attractions ensure there’s fun to be had in any weather.
From charming boutiques and specialty shops to the World’s Largest General Store, Jim Thorpe is filled with unique shopping destinations. Find fine wines, great gifts, home décor, clothing, curiosities and much more! A day spent strolling the sidewalks of Jim Thorpe is sure to involve at least a few shopping bags!
From the menus to the mountain views, Jim Thorpe’s dining destinations serve up delights for all the senses.
Jim Thorpe is amazing in any weather, but a blanket of snow adds a little something special. Winter festivals spread warmth and good cheer throughout the town while holiday train excursions delight passengers of all ages. Downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as paintball, snowshoeing and other winter sports can be enjoyed at destinations around the area.