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Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

1 Susquehanna St, Jim Thorpe, PA 18252
570-325-8485
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Jim Thorpe
Type: Scenic Railroads, Tours, Trams
Activities: Group tours/train
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... more » 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. « less
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Argyle, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was a very nice train ride. We were their a few weeks before the fall foliage, which I am sure is beautiful. Like other reviewers mentioned, sit on the parking lot side of the train card for best views.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We road the open air car...be sure to sit on the mountain side for the best view. It is probably breath taking in the fall. The ride was supposed to be an hour but it was more like 45 minutes.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a nice way to see the foliage in the mountains of Jim Thorpe. The ride is not smooth but that is ok. It's alot of fun!

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NY
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Came by for the train @ bike ride on the 20 th September, great ride along the river, the river close by is great to cool off, Also it's great that the train lets you bring your dog and bike along to, not many trains left that let you do that

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visisted on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The trip was informative and very entertaining. Conductors were very pleasant and did a great job engaging the children on the trip. The ride lasted about one hour. Would be great for adults, children and any combination of both!

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Northampton PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nice train ride through Lehigh Gorge State Park/River and the surrounding Jim Thorpe Area. I suggest open air cars for a really great experience! We were on the train for an about an hour,though I would have preferred a longer ride. I did see there are longer rides available,unfortunately not the day we were there. Regardless it was very peaceful,soothing... More

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Middletown, Pannsylvania, USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have gone to Jim Thorpe several times in the winter and the railroad was always closed. Went back again August 15 and spent a few days and had a great time. Now the railroad, we took the train tour and it was a lot of fun. One thing I especially liked was that the train trip is pet friendly... More

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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232 reviews 232 reviews
89 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

OK the tickets are $17.00 and the ride is kinda boring. Its neat being on the train. It was raining the day we rode it. Its great for kids and families. But the price is kinda high. One family had eleven people ..that's $187.00 however the train does add a nice touch when visiting Jim Thorpe

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Ledyard, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The train costs $17 for adults and $10 for 12 and under. The train has open air seating and enclosed seating. Make sure to sit on the side away from the ticket booth (right hand side) in order to see the water. Otherwise, you will just see the mountain. The guide is very knowledgeable and easy speaking. You ride along... More

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Hardy, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I expected to see a bit more scenery, but the one hour train ride was well worth it to get a sense of the beauty of the Lehigh Gorge. Although the narration was a bit anemic, it did provide a nice history of the area and some interesting facts about Jim Thorpe and some hints as to the attractions in... More

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