History & Culture

This page could be a website unto itself:
there is just so much history here in Jim Thorpe,
and it has so deeply affected the culture.
For example, the photo at right shows the world's
first roller coaster, converted from the Switchback
Railroad in old Mauch Chunk. Now with new things happening, the town offers so much for interested visitors - here's a small sampling of what you can
find while staying at Mary's Guesthouse,
with more details available:

· For a summary of the amazing History of Mauch Chunk/Jim Thorpe click here

· Visit Museums, tour a Mansion, Church and the Old Jail, go down into a Coal Mine,
drive an Auto Tour, take a Train Ride - historic listing

· Peruse the local talent at our Art Galleries and Studios.

· Browse quaint shops, enjoy all kinds of restaurants - shopping & dining

· Admire the Architecture, enjoy our small-town events - special events

· Enjoy Live Music & Theatre at the amazing old Opera House or new Penn's Peak

Dakota Ridge Gallery

Millionaire's Row

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