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Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
+1 570-325-8485
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Decent, not all it's cracked up to be

The train ride was OK. It's an out-and-back, and it wasn't quite as "scenic" as we thought it would... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nice ride

Worth the money to take the train ride if you never been to Jim Thorp! Great see the views through... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 along the railroad. You will learn about railroad lore, wildlife, the history of the anthracite coal region, and the people who launched America into the Industrial Age. Seasonal days and hours apply throughout the year. Call for more information or visit our website for current schedules.
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1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
+1 570-325-8485
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Reviewed yesterday

The train ride was OK. It's an out-and-back, and it wasn't quite as "scenic" as we thought it would be. Mostly trees and the river. I'd say it's worth doing with kids as they should enjoy the ride. There was also a little outdoor market...More

1  Thank kms399
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth the money to take the train ride if you never been to Jim Thorp! Great see the views through the mountains

1  Thank Gregory M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took this ride from Jim Thorpe and were very pleased. We also took the Autumn leaf Steam train #425 from Reading, Pa, had a 3 hour layover in Jim Thorpe and then back to Reading. It was a wonderful experience!!!

Thank babs12858
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice train ride with great information given. Go early ride the train and then go visit the Jail. Outside carriage worth the extra money. They need more bathrooms as there can be a. Long line.

2  Thank Liz Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a train ride of about an hour (30 min each way). The cost was $14. When we went in Oct, you could only buy them the same day. The ticket office opened at 8:30. But you can usually buy them on line. It...More

2  Thank retired43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a rainy day in Jim Thorpe, Columbus Day, and the town had very few tourists. Booked the 1:00 train ride - open air car (covered of course) even though it was raining. So glad we did. You sit in the middle and can...More

2  Thank somebodysmother
Reviewed 1 week ago

We like trains and this was a way to see the gorge and take pictures and not have to worry about driving. There is a path through the gorge and you can rent bikes, but this was much cooler on a hot summer day.

Thank pjfine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good and inexpensive adventure into the Lehigh Vally. Takes 45 minutes round trip and they offer several longer excursions throughout the year.

Thank Pissed-A-Hole
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun time for all ages. Enjoy you train ride in a closed car, or jump in a open car and smell the fresh air of the beautiful mountains. This ride takes you through the mountains across bridges and along the river. The tour has...More

1  Thank James D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw a friend posted in FB over the summer thought it would be good to bring my family out here for the ride especially my young cousin loves train. I was pretty excited by it thinking that we will be riding out along the edge...More

3  Thank Vicky Y
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October 13, 2017|
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Response from Sam D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed as long as they are well-behaved. There were a few on there during my last visit!
July 11, 2017|
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Response from shortierose | Reviewed this property |
The train going to Hometown had a caboose but I never rode in the caboose.
June 7, 2017|
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Response from bupper66 | Reviewed this property |
We were in a "closed car" but the windows were half way open. Had handicapped individuals in my party and there were in the front of the car with closed windows and no circulation. It was extremely hot!! It was also 90... More