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Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
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Fun day trip

We drove up into the mountains looking for something to do that was dog friendly. We bought tickets... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jonnyjetprop
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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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Boring train ride

Not much to see. Not scenic at all. It was a very boring 70 minutes. Trees and a stream is all we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
garyandmolliecambre
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Bear, Delaware
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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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  • Average15%
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1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We drove up into the mountains looking for something to do that was dog friendly. We bought tickets for the open air car, although there were enclosed cars as well. The 70 minute train ride had great scenery and gave a historical perspective of the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not much to see. Not scenic at all. It was a very boring 70 minutes. Trees and a stream is all we saw. Nothing like they describe on their site. It would be a good ride if you have kids who like trains.

Thank garyandmolliecambre
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved this idea. It was a pleasant ride. However, I was waiting with camera in hand for something to take a picture of and there just wasn't anything. The scenery is pretty much unchanging and not much to see. Even an animal would have...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Three trips per day (Thu-Sun). Try to sit in the open-air car (extra charge) and change sides of the car at the turn-around point (as the locomotive moves from one end to the other). Scenic views of the upper Lehigh River; probably particularly great in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love visiting a little local train station and the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway delivered. With options to sit in a closed in car or open air (we opted for the latter) you enjoy a beautiful well narrated ride. My only rub is the train...More

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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.

1  Thank Su P
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RBMNP, Guest Relations Manager at Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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

3  Thank Bob D
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RBMNP, Guest Relations Manager at Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 22 April 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

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

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

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Reviewed 8 April 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 5 April 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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Bill M
17 May 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
13 October 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
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.
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