Great place to visit for a bit of history from the not too distant past . Driving through the area for many years and seeing the signs we finally visited during a trip to Jim Thorpe Pa . What a pleasant experience . We were surprised to learn that there are still people living in the town . Some homes are restored in part and are left as they were and in a sad state . You are free to walk the entire town or drive to the ends and get out and walk . Cemetery , church and mine owners house as well as the store , kitchen and conveyor are all still there as well . Indoor visitors center slash museum and info center are at the entrance with free parking . Small fee to enter the museum is well worth it in order to keep the attraction alive . It was a Sunday when we visited but everyone was at the fall festival in Jim Thorpe . The ride from Jim Thorpe is on a very , very winding road . Read that as a fun drive . Our visit was in October and the village was set up for Halloween .