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PA town known as Switzerland of USA   U.S.A

Started Jan-7 by Shrinking Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 107 views.

This Pennsylvania Town Is Known As the 'Switzerland of America' — Here's Why

You’d probably expect the “Switzerland of America” to be some slopeside resort village in the Colorado Rockies. But the picturesque town bestowed with this enticing moniker actually sits in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania.


Nestled in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains, Jim Thorpe initially lures tourists with the promise of outdoor adventure and scenic beauty. The area used to be a coal mining hub, so there’s also a lot of interesting history here. Downtown shows off enchanting architecture, heritage-rich attractions, and a creative spirit. The cozy inns and alpine splendor give Jim Thorpe an edge in terms of romance, but it’s an equally appealing destination for family vacations, group getaways, and solo travel.

 Here's how to plan a picture-perfect trip to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.

Jim Thorpe presents countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Kemmerer Park is an idyllic green space with a leafy walking path, playground, and tennis courts near the Asa Packer Mansion in the center of everything.

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