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Come and spend your vacation at one of America's coolest small towns! Beautiful scenery and breathtaking architecture are just a few of the things that make Jim Thorpe an incredible destination. Take a look at some of the great rental properties available on FlipKey and come experience it for yourself!

About Jim Thorpe

Located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, this picturesque town was named after the legendary Native American sportsman, Jim Thorpe.

Originally a coal mining location, the town has grown popular as a destination for tourism. Just one look at the place and you'll fall in love with its beauty! Known by many as the "Switzerland of America", the town's buildings cover a wide range of influences in their style. Just turning a corner makes you feel like you're in a whole new place!

Asa Packer was the founder of the Lehigh Valley Railroad as well as Lehigh University. The Packer family mansions serve as great tourist attractions to this day. Visit them to brush up on some local history!

There's a great variety of restaurants available from classic American to hearty Italian. Whatever takes your fancy! And with plenty of bars and clubs around you can savor the night life, too.

What to do in Jim Thorpe

While you’re in Jim Thorpe, you can enjoy any number of activities outdoors, from hiking, to white water rafting and tubing on the lake, to paint balling!

Lehigh Gorge state park offers one of the best hiking trails you can imagine. Make sure to explore Glen Onoko falls, too. This trail captivates many travelers with its beauty. You'll feel more than refreshed by the waterfall!

Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary is also stunning, and is the best way to enjoy some of the most colorful wildlife the area has to offer.

There are so many historic places to visit, you'll be spoiled for choice. Check out the Old Jail Museum for an experience you'll never forget! Visit the Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center to learn more about the area's past. It's worth going on a sightseeing tour to take in as much of the town as you can.

Top travel tips for Jim Thorpe

Lehigh Valley International is the nearest airport. From there, you'll find good public transportation links for bus, trains and taxi cabs. So it's not a problem if you don't drive. 

The waiters and bar staff in most places like a good tip, so it helps to take a little extra.

Come and experience the sweetest gem in Pennsylvania! Whatever you're looking for, whether it's culture, excitement, relaxation or exploration, Jim Thorpe has what you're looking for. Start by browsing what FlipKey has to offer and in moments you can be on your way to a fantastic getaway!