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Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

Address: 1 Susquehanna St, Jim Thorpe, PA 18252
Phone Number: 570-325-8485
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Ranked #7 of 10 Activities in Jim Thorpe
Type: Trams, Scenic Railroads, Transportation, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: The 1-hour, 16-mile round-trip follows the Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, into the...
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Type: Trams, Scenic Railroads, Transportation, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The 1-hour, 16-mile round-trip follows the Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, into the Lehigh Gorge State Park. High-rising cliffs and mountain scenery surround the train along the route to Old Penn Haven. You will see hikers, rafters, mountain bikers, and wildlife around every curve of the railroad. You will learn about railroad lore, wildlife, flora, the history of the anthracite coal region, and the people who launched America into the Industrial Age.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It wa sa fun ride. The Scenic ride, the early spring weather and the bikers waving out to us as we Choo Chooed Along. Good Value and Fun Ride. Use the restrooms at the Train station before boarding :)

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My 4 year old daughters and I very much enjoyed this train ride with our family. We rode in the open air car and even though it was a chilly and wet October day, we made sure to be bundled up and had a blast enjoying the beautiful fall scenery. I would say open air is worth the extra amount... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If you want to know some history, go to the Railway Station. The Story Boards tell quite a bit on the town & Railway there. Pretty neat... plus the train is red and enticing to ride. Fun place to stop by while walking the town.

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Hudson Valley, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We all went on this train ride, and friends brought their almost-two-year-old little guy for the Santa special. It was delightful to see it all through his eyes- the joy was there for each of us. The weather cooperated by giving us a snowfall a couple of days prior to the journey, which added much to the seasonal feeling. It... More 

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Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

TRied the 11am tour and loved it. The Railroad "conductors" were extremely friendly and informative on the area....great ride

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice scenic train ride for an hour. The cabin from the train is from 1920's. Once in a life time experience. You can see the biking and hiking trail, water falls, creeks, mountains etc.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews 149 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A nice little ride to see the foliage and river side. The price is reasonable. A nice way to relax on a busy fall day while visiting Jim Thorpe. It really gets crazy during the Fall Fest!

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jaxfl
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Went to fall foliage festival and took a train ride. Great views of the leaves chatting and a trip up the mountain. About 45 ride open air ride and cost was seventeen dollars. Credit cards accepted.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We rode Lehigh Gorge Railway and had a nice ride, great scenery , narration was very informative about the area and the natural beauty.

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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This ride was unbelievable with lots of thinks to see along the river. The bike and walking path through the park and the old road that the houses used to pull the barges up and done the river. The train personnel also provided a great narration of all of the interesting things to see along the way.

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