Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe is a borough in the Coal Region, near Lehighton, Allentown and the Lehigh Valley, in the U.S.

22 things to do

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Penn's Peak

An entertainment venue located in Penn Forest Township, Pennsylvania. It can comfortably host 1,800 concertgoers with its spacious dance floor, lofty ceilings, twin bars and a restaurant. A broad open-air deck offers a breathtaking view of Beltzville Lake and a picturesque 50-mile panoramic view of northeastern Pennsylvania. It is the perfect location to host weddings, trade shows, conferences, seminars and private parties. Penn’s Peak is a Wi-Fi Hot Spot location.

the Jim Thorpe eXperience

The Jim Thorpe eXperience is a guide service offering hiking, biking, kayak and walking tours in and around Jim Thorpe, PA. Local guides relate the amazing history of the area, while guests enjoy exhilarating outdoor adventures. Tour packages on website or custom tours available.

Jim Thorpe River Adventures

Jim Thorpe River Adventures is a locally-owned and operated whitewater rafting company. They are the only rafting company located inside the town of Jim Thorpe, so the bus ride to and from the river is much shorter! The guides are great and you get a free cookout afterwards!

Through the Looking Glass

Romantic atmosphere, live entertainment and interesting eclectic decor. Their breads are all homemade. They offer 6 varieties of soup daily. This is also a very romantic venue, with dim lights and oil lamps on the tables. Please beware that the service is a bit slow.

EAT   —  +1 570-325-9633 —  111 Broadway

The Harry Packer Mansion Inn

The Mansion was used as the model for the Haunted mansion in Disney World so it is only fitting that they specialize in murder mystery weekends. They also offer overnight lodging, wine tastings and small events. Tours and Libations Lounge hours are 1PM to 6PM

SLEEP   —  +1 570 325-8566 —  19 Packer Ave

Mary's Guesthouse

Mary's Guesthouse is a great place for couples, families, groups, and even single travelers - it is a comfortable, economical lodge with all the comforts of home in a casual atmosphere. Full kitchen and dining area, cozy living area. Best rates in town.

SLEEP   —  +1 570-325-5354 —  39 West Broadway

Suites on Broadway

Suites on Broadway is an elegant Bed and Breakfast with private suites for two adults. A circa 1860 brick Victorian in the heart of Historic Jim Thorpe. Each suite has a private sitting and breakfast room, a double Jacuzzi tub, and a European fireplace.

SLEEP   —  +1 570-325-3540 —  97 Broadway

50 Shops in Downtown JT

Downtown Jim Thorpe has over four dozen different shops and restaurants that cater to many budgets and tastes. Jim Thorpe has so many shops that there is sure to be something for everyone.

BUY   —  Broadway

Blue Mountain Ski Area

Is just a few minutes from Jim Thorpe and features several ski hills and a snow tubing area. An all day lift ticket is $39. Check out the ski package in conjunction with Mahoning Inn.

DO   —  Map


A bit more expensive and much more elegant, Macaluso's serves Italian food. Highly recommended if you are looking for a more upscale dining experience while in the area.

Mauch Chunk Museum

An old Methodist church that's been changed into a local history museum. A great place to get an overview of what this town is all about.

SEE   —  +1 570-249-7022 —  41 W Broadway

Pocono Whitewater Rafting

This takes place April through October. Rates start at $31.95. Water on the Lehigh River is very shallow during most of the year.

DO   —  Map

St Mark's Church

A beautiful old Gothic church with amazing architecture and rich construction. Tours available seasonally.

SEE   —  +1 570-325-2241 —  21 Race St

The Old Jail Museum

Used up to 1995, tours of this cool old building are sure to get you thinking. Tours May to October.

Tannersville Outlets

Are also about forty minutes away, home to outlet stores run by various designers and companies.

BUY   —  Map

The Number 9 Mine and Museum

Travel into a real coal mine and learn about the area's coal mining past.

SEE   —  9 Dock St

Jim Thorpe Memorial

Visit the grave and monument to one of the world's greatest athletes.

SEE   —  103 East 10th Street

Asa Packer Mansion

An mansion built in the late 1800s by an influential family.


EAT   —  +1 570-325-8530 —  24 Race St

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