We went midweek right before labor day with a 6 and 2 year old. The ride is located at the center of a very picturesque downtown Jim Thorpe. My 2 year old LOVES trains, so he was absolutely thrilled. My 6 yo daughter also had a very good time. The ride is an hour and runs along the Lehigh River. The view is only ok as there's lot's of trees between you and the river so you do not get long stretches of view of the river. The experience is authentic with period dressed conductors and the awesome sound of the engine tooting through the town. There's one part where to go a bit fast so you get the nice clickity clack of the tracks. At the end of the going out portion the engine goes forward and the engineer switches the track, then the engine comes back up to the other end of the train and hooks up instead of just going in reverse. Nice little treat for train folks. For adults I think it might be a fun diversion but its really a treat for little kids. One warning, we took the last ride out of the day and when we came back the gift shop closed! This was BAD for my 6 yo as we held off shopping until after the ride. Also, if the weather is nice go for the open car, it's great.
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