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Jim Thorpe Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 115 photos

Jim Thorpe, 'The Switzerland of Pennsylvania'. Originally named 'Mauch Chunk', the town took on Jim Thorpe as its Champion and changed its name in hopes of generating some tourism dollars. The dollars didn't really materialize until after Hollywood dumped a bunch of money to spruce up the town for the movie 'The Molly Maguires' which was filmed in town and several surrounding communities (including Ekley, see my Hazleton page).
Besides site seeing and shopping, this area is great for the active person. Whitewater rafting, biking, hiking, camping can all be had just a short distance from Jim Thorpe.
(Check out the view from 'Flagstaff' a lookout and nightclub. It affords you a great view of Jim Thorpe)

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  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2003 at 7:32 AM

    look out, my husband will be trail bike riding with the Predmore's in that area very soon.


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