- TripBuzz found 37 things to do indoors in the Jim Thorpe area. From The Mauch Chunk Opera House to Asa Packer Mansion, Jim Thorpe offers a variety of rainy day activities and other fun things to do indoors — including 53 indoor attractions with ratings over 90%.
- There are 51 different types of things to do inside in or near Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. Some of the most popular types of these activities include: History Museums, Music Venue, Opera Houses and Restaurants.
- There are 8 indoor activities in Jim Thorpe, and 29 indoor attractions in nearby cities within 25 miles, including: Allentown, Kutztown, Hazleton and Tannersville.
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.
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.
The Old Jail Museum, built in 1871, was the home of the hanging of the seven Molly Maguires. Right before their hanging deaths, while probably innocent of the charges, one of them placed their hand on the wall, and despite numerous attempts to remove it, the handprint remains today.
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
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41 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 MoreLess Info
The Mauch Chunk Museum contains items explaining the history of the area, including videos, images, artifacts, and models. Of particular interest is the model of Josiah White's Bear Trap water powered lock.
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.
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.
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55 N Wyoming Street, Hazleton, PA 18201 MoreLess Info
Located in downtown Hazleton, the Hazleton Historical Society Museum showcases anthracite mining exhibits, Pennsylvanian Indian artifacts, and local memorabilia. The museum also contains a research library with its own genealogy branch.
Since opening in 1950, the family owned and operated Laurel Drive-In has been providing screenings of both modern and classic movies in a nostalgic drive-in setting. On-site concessions are offered as well as double features in the summertime.