- TripBuzz discovered 82 different types of activities for couples in the Jim Thorpe area, including Rafting (like Pocono Whitewater), Music Venue (like Penn's Peak), Opera Houses (like The Mauch Chunk Opera House) and Restaurants (like DeFeo's Manor), and much more.
- We discovered a total of 62 date ideas in or near Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, including 49 fun or romantic activities in nearby cities within 25 miles like Allentown, Kutztown, Lake Harmony and Hazleton.
When the Mauch Chunk Opera House originally was built in 1881, the Addison Hutton designed building featured a first floor open-air farmer's market, and a second story concert hall. Visitors can see many performances in the building, and its acoustics are still considered outstanding.
Penn's Peak is a popular venue for conferences, trade shows, dances, weddings, concerts and much more. In addition, it also features two bars, a restaurant and a stunning 50-mile panoramic view of northeastern Pennsylvania's Appalachian mountains
A family-owned and operated craft winery, Big Creek Vineyard makes a variety of wines, including reds, whites, roses, and fruit wines. The winery welcomes visitors, and offers tastings in its storefront, the Jim Thorpe Shoppe.
The Glen Onoko Falls are the main attraction of the Glen Onoko Falls Trail in the Lehigh Gorge State Park. The hike is approximately 3 hours round trip and requires proper hiking shoes and care while hiking. Parking is available.
Visitors can step aboard a 1920s narrow gauge diesel train for a one hour round trip over the Lehigh River Gorge. Passengers can choose between standard coach cars, open air cars, or first class cars aboard the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway.
People can take a tour of the 1861 Samuel Sloan designed home of railroad magnate and Lehigh University founder Asa Packer. At the Asa Packer Mansion, people can see the only working model of an 1905 Model D Grand Welte Cottage Orchestration known to exist in the United States.
Memorial Hall Skating Rink is a family owned year-round skating center that caters to both traditional roller skaters as well as inline skaters. The rink offers regular specials, a snack bar, and also runs scheduled classes to learn to skate.
Pocono Whitewater offers whitewater rafting trips though Lehigh River Gorge State Park. Some of the trips are on Class II and Class III rivers, others are family trips, and still others are specialty rafting trips, including nighttime trips.
The Jim Thorpe Memorial is a red marble memorial to Jim Thorpe sitting on soil from Thorpe's home Indian reservation, New York's Polo Ground, and the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, and features a quote by Sweden's King Gustav V, and several images of Thorpe participating in various sports.