The Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation, home to one of the largest and historically important collections of Abstract Expressionist Art in Pennsylvania, is located in an historic former church built in 1849 with Tiffany stained glass windows and hand-carved woodwork. Art shows, poetry, and film concerts. Open Memorial Day through October. Weekends 11-5 and by appointment.
20 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 570-325-5815 610-422-4148
Asa Packer Mansion Museum Built in 1861 by Asa Packer, founder of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Lehigh University. The 18 room mansion contains all of the original furnishings from the time of the last occupant, Asa’s youngest daughter, Mary Packer Cummings, who died in 1912. Upon Mary’s death, the home and contents were willed to the Borough of Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania (now Jim Thorpe). The Jim Thorpe Lions Club was granted trusteeship of the home in 1954 and continues to oversee the operation and maintenance of the museum. The mansion was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985.
Packer Hill, P.O. Box 108, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (570) 325-3229
Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary Experience the wonder of butterflies and Poison Dart frogs in Jim Thorpe’s unique Education Center with indoor live-flight “Flutterarium”, kid’s Art Space and nature-based gift shop. Open every day from June 8th till Labor Day. No reservations needed . Hours & special events listed on website. Group programs also available on & off location.
Carbon County Environmental Education Center (CCEEC) promotes awareness and understanding of our environment through education. By providing a variety of environmentally related services, and in stressing human environmental impacts, CCEEC encourages responsibility for, and appreciation of all natural resources. Come visit the center, see our live birds of prey, or check out one of the many family-friendly events scheduled throughout the year.
Open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm. Call for weekend hours Memorial Day through Labor Day. Trails, pavilion, and raptor mews (cages) are open 7 days a week from dawn until dusk. The outdoors is ALWAYS open!
151 East White Bear Drive, Summit Hill, PA 18250
(570) 645-8597 www.carboneec.org
The Carbon Model Railroad Society is an organization devoted to model railroading. Our Building is located at . The CMRS sponsors two Train Meets each year, has a Christmas in July Open House during the summer and a Holiday Open House for the winter Holiday season. The Society has specialty model railroad cars that it produces each year named after Boroughs in Carbon County . As a railroad modeler, one has the opportunity to do carpentry, electrical work, painting and scenery or even practice their photography skills. Our main goal is to portray the surrounding regions the railroads served in either miniature or full size railroading. Our model railroad is an excellent learning tool as well as entertainment for the young and young at heart. Always has open enrollment. – This complete indoor water park features attractions for all ages, including the KOMODO DRAGON – Pennsylvania’s 1st Indoor Flow Rider. Daredevils will want to try the VIPER, PIRANHA and AMAZON BLAST Slides, which drop 4 stories. Those looking for refreshing relaxation will enjoy the LAVA SPRINGS hot tubs. The little ones will have a great time at the JUNGLE FALLS & LEAPIN’ LIZARDS play areas.
100 Moseywood Rd., Lake Harmony, PA 18624 570-722-9111 800-255-7625
Jack Frost and Big Boulder Ski Areas–something for everyone, some of the most challenging terrain and terrain parks for skiers and snowboarders and top notch ski school for all abilities and ages and a great snow tubing park. One Snow Pass – 2 great mountains!
Jim Thorpe River Adventures CLICK HERE TO VIEW JIM THORPE RIVER ADVENTURES
Lehigh Gap Nature Center is located on the Kittatinny Ridge at the intersection of the Appalachian Trail, the D&L Trail, and the Lehigh River. Admission is free and you will find great opportunities for hiking, biking, birding, nature photography, paddling, and fishing here. Trail maps and other information available at the visitor center, which is normally open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, staffed by volunteers.
8844 Paint Mill Road, Slatington, PA 18080 610-760-8889
Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center Discover old Mauch Chunk (Jim Thorpe, PA) and its history at the Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center. Through artifacts, video, and photo images, the Museum portrays the town’s fascinating industrial and cultural history. Additionally, it houses “the grand Ballroom” available for lease for wedding receptions, etc.
41 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (570) 325-9190
Tour No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum. Explore the world’s oldest, continuously operated, anthracite coal mine opened in 1855, and tour the region’s largest mining museum. Ride the mine train 1600 feet inside the mountain beneath the town of Lansford where guides will then lead you on a walking tour filled with amazing sights and fascinating stories of how coal was mined. After the mine tour, enjoy the exhibits inside the region’s largest mining museum or browse the gift shop for history books and souvenirs. Free parking and picnic pavilion. Mine tours available May to November. Museum open year round. Call or check out our website for details. Special events include the Coal Miners Heritage Festival in July, No. 9 Haunted Mine tours in October, and Old Time Picnics on Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends.
Located in Lansford, PA only 10 minutes from Historic Jim Thorpe or Tamaqua, PA.
9 Dock Street, Lansford, PA 18232 570-645-7074
Whitewater Rafting Adventures – offers the BEST Rafting Trips on the Lehigh River. Whitewater Rafting Adventures is also the home of Pocono Mountain Paintball, Biking, and NEW 900 ft. Zipline! It is sure to get your adrenaline pumping as you start 8 stories high and zoom up to 30 MPH through the treetops. Discounted Adventure packages are available!
101 W. Adventure Trail Road, Nesquehoning, PA 18240