- TripBuzz found 55 things to do with kids in or near Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, including 43 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Allentown, Hazleton, Lake Harmony and Tannersville.
- From Skirmish to Memorial Hall Skating Rink, the Jim Thorpe area offers 71 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Rafting, Parks and Waterfalls.
- Due to it's scenic mountainside and picturesque architecture, the borough of Jim Thorpe is often referred to as the 'Switzerland of America'. Aside from beautiful sightseeing, the area offers a wide array of interesting attractions. Visitors can enjoy river rafting, hiking, horseback riding and carriage rides, as well as antique shopping, historical tours and wine tastings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Offering whitewater rafting adventures for beginners and advanced thrill-seekers, Jim Thorpe River Adventures also offers inflatable kayak and mountain bike trips in the Lehigh Gorge State Park with their experienced river guides.
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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.
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.