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Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
+1 570-325-8485
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Family with 3 year old and infant

We took the 11:00 ride with a 3 year old and infant. I found the tickets to be overpriced and not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Samantha S
Hartford, Connecticut
via mobile
Nice train tide, OK scenery

Maybe this was due to the fact that we took the ride on a cloudy day bit I was not wowed by my ride... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ottawa, Canada
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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 good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
+1 570-325-8485
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the 11:00 ride with a 3 year old and infant. I found the tickets to be overpriced and not worth the value. I was bored and did not find the information presented in a very engaged way. I brought you trains and snacks...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed yesterday

Maybe this was due to the fact that we took the ride on a cloudy day bit I was not wowed by my ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway - it is nice but no more. What I liked: Very friendly staff, open air...More

Thank ottwatrvllr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Riding in typical open car, we enjoyed this 70 minute trip through this historic river valley. Good commentary using speakers, but best to sit under one if hearing impaired! The train was quite full for a Thursday - so suggest getting tix online ahead.

Thank mariasmomonkent
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a nice train ride along a scenic route above the Lehigh River. The train leaves from Jim Thorpe and returns to Jim Thorpe. One the weekends, the trips depart approximately every two hours; the ride itself is a little bit more than an...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my first ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, and it was fantastic! The staff was all very friendly, and the ride itself was very enjoyable. The scenery was gorgeous. Would go again!

Thank Brittany S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Affordable fun day with young kids. Open air car, you can walk to both sides. They have an option to ride out 8 miles and bike back. Will try that next time.

Thank BostonMary2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

We rode on the open air section which gave you a better view. It can be hard to hear due to the trains noise on the tracks. A nice relaxing ride that is well worth the time and cost as you visit the Jim Thorpe...More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was my first experience in a railroad and it was enjoyable. cannot imagine in springtime or summertime!

Thank roberto p
Reviewed 1 week ago

It rained the day we went. I'm sure much better on a clear day or in the fall when the leaves are changing. Overall, nice ride. It was difficult to hear the guide talk. He was pointing out various landmarks but could not hear. I...More

Thank Deb R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family was visiting from Michigan so we decided to take them to Jim Thorpe for the train ride. It was absolutely breathtaking! The staff was so amazing and extremely helpful! The only thing, is I feel that the ride could be a little bit...More

Thank Rebecca G
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11 July 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.
7 June 2017|
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Response from bupper66 | Reviewed this property |
We were in a "closed car" but the windows were half way open. Had handicapped individuals in my party and there were in the front of the car with closed windows and no circulation. It was extremely hot!! It was also 90... More
16 May 2017|
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Response from GriswoldsNj | Reviewed this property |
I dont think so . I would call to ask