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Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
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October is the perfect Time to go

Train ride views in October were spectacular! The leaves were all turning color. The guide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Su P
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Nevada, Iowa
Must Do When Visiting Jim Thorpe

For their 16-mile, narrated, round trip, you will ride on the Reading and Northern mainline leaving... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob D
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Train ride views in October were spectacular! The leaves were all turning color. The guide conductor was knowledgeable and with just the right amount of humor to make this trip worthwhile.

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RBMNP, Guest Relations Manager at Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Su P, we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For their 16-mile, narrated, round trip, you will ride on the Reading and Northern mainline leaving Jim Thorpe. On the way to Old Penn Haven, you will pass Glen Onoko, which is the southern gateway to the Lehigh Gorge State Park. The train follows the...More

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Thank you Bob D, we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

After a long cold winter& 96 days of January ... we Finally got some nice weather, & on a Sunday too! We decided to head to Jim Thorpe. When we arrived, we parked in the paid parking lot $6 a car. We took a train...More

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RBMNP, Guest Relations Manager at Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again!

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We de died at the last limits to drive over to Jim Thorpe and ride the old train. Good idea! Ticket booth is right next to the train cars so it is convenient. It was a little pricey, $14 for adults and $9 for children....More

1  Thank Patrick G
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

The day before Easter, I went on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway to meet up with some family I hadn’t seen in a while. After a full day, I went back to the station to use the bathroom one last time before I went home....More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Very fun experience for families. Our family went during the Easter weekend. My two daughters enjoyed the ride and the Easter bunny was a nice plus. The views along the Lehigh river are truly stunning. There were no leaves on most trees yet so I...More

1  Thank Alex K
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

with four adults and one child...a thoroughly pleasant experience! We bought same day tickets for the afternoon train, complete with a bunny character greeting passengers individually throughout the ride, a conductor handing out an Easter treat for the children, a Peter Rabbit story reading and...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

It was a very pleasant train ride along scenic Lehigh Gorge. There was a conductor on board who was very humorous and had some interesting stories to tell. The train itself preserve s some old charm of the time. Good fun!

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

While visiting Jim Thorpe, we happened upon the WinterFest and the train was running and tickets were available! $14 per adult. Typical old fashioned train seating, i suggest sitting on right side, facing away from town as this affords the best views. Nice way to...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

We were out and about to visit the town of Jim Thorpe. When we arrived we saw the adorable train station. We asked at the ticket counter for some information so we could come back for a trip. They were actually boarding and about to...More

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Bill M
May 17, 2018|
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Response from RBMNP | Property representative |
The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway has a wheelchair lift to help get customers aboard the train.
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pjorcutt
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!
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larryplainspa
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.
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