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“Poconos” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pocono Mountains

Ranked #1,398 of 2,495 things to do in Pennsylvania
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Owner description: A treasured mountain resort area that appeals to honeymooners, sports enthusiasts and shoppers.
Plainsboro, New Jersey
2 reviews
“Poconos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

It was a good experience to us .. we visited delaware water gap and pocono mountains in the last summer .. it was a good recreational point. seeing the old buildings, living the country life it would be very exiting to me.

Visited June 2013
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Port Richey, Florida
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“moved to”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

moved to the Pocono mountains at the end of Oct 2013, its beautiful here, its like going back in time , seeing the old buildings, living the country life. should have done this yrs ago

Visited October 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“I lived here. It was nice....in 1975.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

For 14 years I lived here and hated it all. Unless you are deep into the mountains and are looking for a quiet "do nothing" experience then keep on going.
All those heart-shaped tubs? They haven't been updated in 25 years. The resorts are old, moldy and the shame of the community. The talk is always about reinvigorating the area but how can you scrap what is essentially 2 counties?
There is nothing to do. Oh, you see a brochure detailing an amusement park with go karts? It's behind a dunkin donuts and is just concrete paving with old tires for bumpers. Even the movie theater is ancient and outdated. The mall had the only 2 story building in town (Sears) until 2000 when the library was built. That's the only building that is new and modern looking. Nice collection of books and a great yearly book sale.
Residents can tell you what's what, I think, and there is not a single redeeming thing in the Stroudsburg area. The Crossings Mall? It has the same stuff they all do. There are almost no restaurants outside of a few chains and the few that,open always close within a year. Once exception, Siamsa, on Main St. It's an Irish bar with great food and good shows.
NYC is a 2 hours bus ride or drive from here but a huge percentage of the population works there. The community is predicated on a need for those people to buy a house they can afford and they go to the Poconos to do it. They leave en masse at 5am and return at 8pm. Consequently, there are no neighborhoods with pride or any sense of community. It's housing for people who aren't there and are sick of driving. Otherwise, they're there for the University which doubles the population when school's in.
Go to Lancaster and find quaintness and restaurants there. The Poconos is old, dirty, out of date and boring. We moved down south and our new city - even after 3 years - is a joy to us with endless stuff to do. We still joke how "we ALWAYS did this in Stroudsburg!" There's simply nothing worth getting off of Rt. 80 to see.

Visited November 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Memorytown's Rodeo - GREAT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

Three couples and us went to visit friends in Arrowhead Lake, spent the day walking around and then went to the lake for the day. Very nice and relaxing. After dinner we drove to the Memorytown place for a Rodeo show that we saw in the pocono papers that we picked up at the Ahart's Supermarket. To see a real rodeo for the first time in my life it was so exciting. We sat up front since it was our first time at a rodeo and to see these bulls come out and the cowboys trying to ride them and then get kicked off was amazing and scary, those bulls would turn and look at us, we got great photos. They also had things to do for children and had concession stands selling beer, soda and preztels. After the show we walked across the street to the restaurant (be careful crossing) for a late night snack and beers. Sat on a bench enjoyed our pork ribs - all in all a great evening. I hope the Rodeo comes back again next year.

Visited August 2013
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Cleveland
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Romantic Getaway for Two!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

My husband and I went to the Pocono Mountains for our 18th wedding anniversary. We stayed three days. We are home and we are still talking about what a great getaway. We were at the Cove Have Resort. We stayed at the Champagne Towers(suite). Our room was beautiful. We had a fireplace, jucuzzi, sauna(steam room), private pool, and a massage table all in our suite. Perfect lighting to set the mood. You had a choice of bright, low, or star lit ceiling or no lights. LOL!! Meals were included with lots of activities. There were a comedy show, live band with dancing and much more. The food was awesome and the staff was great. Very nice scenery. ENJOY!!!!!

Visited July 2013
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