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Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
+1 570-325-8485
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A beautiful ride

We enjoyed a ride on the train. The staff is very kind and helpful. We took our dog and they are... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Canton, Ohio
via mobile
Best for Autumn Foliage

Best for Autumn Foliage. If train is using enclosed cars, it is best if you select seating facing... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
r t
Middletown, 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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  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
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“open air car” (69 reviews)
“nice train ride” (25 reviews)
“lehigh gorge” (52 reviews)
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1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
+1 570-325-8485
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a ride on the train. The staff is very kind and helpful. We took our dog and they are very dog friendly. The views are beautiful and the staff has very relevant info to tell as you are going along. We sat in...More

2  Thank ester94
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Best for Autumn Foliage. If train is using enclosed cars, it is best if you select seating facing away for the train station for the best views. It is an average train ride with some nice views of the river and some interesting information about...More

Thank r t
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We love train ride and decided last minute to take the 45 min ride while visiting Jim Thorpe. There's a few opportunities for photos but the leaves were not changing yet. Was relaxing but really wanted to see fall colors. Next few weeks will most...More

Thank Gidyup2
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Amusing but not very scenic. Good for little kids. Short. Not much else to do in town if you are not biking or hiking.

1  Thank Deedela
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The autumn fall foliage was just as I expected, amazing. The train staff was kind and courteous and they left promptly when they said they would. They were able to anwser any questions we had. I thought the price was a little high but after...More

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I did the train ride yesturday during the Fall Foliage Festival. We got the standard coach tickets because it was a little cold and raining. The open air cars have a long bench down the center but you are free to stand...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We took the afternoon train trip on a Saturday. The narrator was very good and the workers were wonderful. My husband is a train fanatic so if we are in an area where there is a train we always try to take a ride. This...More

1  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I attempted to purchase tickets to the Autumn Leaf excursion for the end of Oct. You cannot purchase tickets through the website and you are then instructed to call the number provided. No one ever answers the phone and you have to sit through 2...More

1  Thank niki245
Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you're looking for something different to do while visiting Jim Thorpe, consider this train ride. There are some really nice opportunities for photos if you sit in one of the open cars. Unfortunately the leaves were not changing when we rode but it was...More

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My boyfriend and I rode the railway on Sunday and really enjoyed it! We had never been to Jim Thorpe before, but we loved it. It's a great town with friendly people and amazing views. We arrived in Jim Thorpe around noon and bought our...More

Thank VanessaL1122
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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!
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