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Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
+1 570-325-8485
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Sight seeing

During our 2 day stay in Jim Thorpe, seeing the Lehigh Gorge was on my list of things to do. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Locomotive Fun!!

We went to Jim Thorpe to ride the railroad and see the Pocono Mountains first hand. Upon arriving... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jay N
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
+1 570-325-8485
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

During our 2 day stay in Jim Thorpe, seeing the Lehigh Gorge was on my list of things to do. I had heard of people biking the path that parallels the railway and wanted to check it out. We had already biked the Switchback trail...More

Thank jkbreretongmailcom
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to Jim Thorpe to ride the railroad and see the Pocono Mountains first hand. Upon arriving and heading to the ticket office we couldn't decide which type of rail car to ride in. I asked about the engine and to my surprise they...More

Thank Jay N
Reviewed 4 days ago

I found this to be a very good experience travelling by rail car overseeing beautiful scenery. Narrative by staff and customer service was good. Reasonable pricing great family activity!

Thank TODD L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway is approximately a 70-minute rail tour exploring the Lehigh River and Bear Creek. The railroad runs beside the bike trail and crosses several small bridges with views of the creek and rail system. With trees and leaves growing, it makes...More

Thank DiscountKing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a really great experience. It was like going back in time while we were on the train ride. It is a beautiful relaxing journey especially in the fall with the leaves changing color it is just beautiful. I would recommend it 100% and...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second biking visit to Jim Thorpe. The rails to trails here are wide and well maintained with easy access and parking. Depending on where you join the trial the path is a gentle downhill or uphill. My daughter and I started the...More

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been on many train excursions and this one was pretty good. Great views of the River! It was cold so we didn't think about paying extra for open cars.

1  Thank Bo R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my daughter and niece on the train ride May 27,2017. We paid extra to be on the open air car. As soon as the train took off coal pieces started flying everywhere getting in peoples eyes, after a little while it subsided, then...More

Thank jami a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enjoyable ride. The scenery was awesome. The sound system wasn't so good in the car we were in however, we were lucky to have a conductor that more than filled in the details of what we were seeing. He had all sorts of good...More

Thank Electraglide2005
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the Memorial Day weekend, it was nice to see the Steam locomotive 425 on our ride, the tickets are very reasonably priced. The open air cars provide a nice view of the Lehigh river and the mountains, you can also do the...More

1  Thank Achintya C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there air conditioning or good air flow in the standard cars for when the summer hits?
7 June 2017|
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Response from Bo R | Reviewed this property |
No air. Not sure was chilly the day that we rode.
does the train go from drums to jim thorpe
15 May 2017|
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Response from GriswoldsNj | Reviewed this property |
I dont think so . I would call to ask
Jennifer W
Does the train only take passengers on certain days?
4 February 2017|
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Response from wiseguys4jc | Reviewed this property |
There re various opportunities for the train rides. It depend son the type of ride you want to take.