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Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center

41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1931
+1 570-325-9190
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Good information, but a little dated

The tour starts with about a 15 minute video, which is interesting and informative but could use... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Joseph S
,
Reading, Pennsylvania
Please update.

Needs an update. Video should be updated. Along with displays. Lots of good information but needs a... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
pe4kms
,
Millersville, Pennsylvania
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“short movie” (2 reviews)
“coal mining” (3 reviews)
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41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1931
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+1 570-325-9190
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

The tour starts with about a 15 minute video, which is interesting and informative but could use some updating and better technology. The exhibits range from mediocre to good. It provides a nice background of Mauch Chunk/Jim Thorpe, but not sure it's worth the price...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Needs an update. Video should be updated. Along with displays. Lots of good information but needs a fresh look and be more user friendly. Too much tedious reading. Could present their material using better technology and displays.

1  Thank pe4kms
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

I like to learn the behind-the-scenes details on historical places, and this local museum added a lot of appreciation for how the town came to be and its role in the industrial growth of our country a century or more ago. While Jim Thorpe is...More

1  Thank Peter A
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Very interesting place to visit while in Jim Thorpe. Had no idea how the town received its name, and the articles and history was very enlightening.

1  Thank Pat H
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Not crazy about this excursion. We watched a 12 min DVD on on how this town was renamed Jim Thorpe. Several pics of Jim Thorpe himself. Some history on mining...I just wish it had more to offer.

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

For the coal-crackers tourist path, this is one spot to put on the list. If you want an idea for what Mauch Chunk is all about, I suggest checking this place out.

2  Thank Black S
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

It was easy to see the passion for preservation and history in the museum staff and exhibits. There is great pride in sharing this history.

2  Thank Louise D
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

I thought we definitely should visit this museum first thing to get acquainted with the background of the town. It is located in a big old church amongst the houses on the very steep Broadway Street. There is no parking available. If you are a...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

It's only $5 and it's chock full of memorabilia. The short video is a great overview of the area and a nice way to start a trip to Jim Thorpe. It smells like your great grandma's attic and I'm not sure it'd be good for...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Interesting place if you want to know more about the history of Jim Thorpe. There's a lot in there and the movie helped us to understand what we were seeing. It is old and probably hasn't been updated in the last decade, but it's inexpensive...More

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I'm sorry don't know the answer to that. I would give them a call the women working there is very helpful.
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