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History Museum
Old Jail Museum , Jim Thorpe
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Wander the Old Jail's cold hallways, past Cell 17 with its mysterious handprint on the wall, under the gallows on which seven of the accused
History Museum
Asa Packer Mansion , Jim Thorpe
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The Asa Packer Mansion is a historic house museum on Packer Road in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, United States. Completed in 1861, it was the ho
Nature / Park
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Hands-on nature based education center. Indoor live-flight butterfly room, exotic frog room, gift shop, films, programs, field trips, parties
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Head north from New York City in a climate-controlled coach on this exciting 3-day tour to experience the best of the Niagara Falls region and upstate New York. Along with exploring the majestic Niagara Falls, you’ll visit the 1000 Islands, Syracuse University and Delaware Water Gap. At Niagara Falls, you’ll tour the American side at night and ride the famous ‘Maid of the Mist’ boat the next day. You’ll then see Syracuse University and go shopping at premier Destiny USA. After that we take a cruise on the St Lawrence River and more. Accommodation at an Wyndham Super 8 or similar included for two nights.
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Water Park
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When you’re looking for things to do in PA, come to Camelbeach Waterpark where you’ll find thrills from mild to wild. Whether you enjoy adren
Theme Park
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Knoebels Amusement Resort has been family-owned and operated by the Knoebels family since 1926. The park is located in a wooded valley, which

Jim Thorpe

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History Museums · River Rafting & Tubing · Monuments
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 4,781 at the 2010 census. The town has been called the "Switzerland of America" due to the picturesque scenery, mountainous location, and architecture; as well as the "Gateway to the Poconos." It is in eastern Pennsylvania about north of Philadelphia and west of New York City. This town is also historically known as the burial site for the body of Native American sports legend Jim Thorpe.HistoryJim Thorpe was founded as Mauch Chunk, a name derived from the term Mawsch Unk in the language of the native Munsee-Lenape Delaware peoples: possibly a reference to Bear Mountain, an extension of Mauch Chunk Ridge that resembled a sleeping bear, or perhaps the original profile of the ridge, which has since been changed heavily by 220 years of mining. The company town was founded by Josiah White and his two partners, founders of the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company . The town would be the lower terminus of a gravity railroad, the Summit Hill & Mauch Chunk Railroad, which would bring coal to the head of the Lehigh Canal for transshipment to the Delaware River, 43km downstream. It would thereby connect LC&N's coal mines to Philadelphia, Trenton, New York City, and other large cities in New Jersey and Delaware, and by ocean to the whole East Coast. Use our world travel planner: Jim Thorpe and all its delights await.

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