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Jim Thorpe Memorial

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Address: Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA
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This while you're in town, gives you a little glimpse into who Jim Thorpe was. I knew most of the details before hand but found I was wrong on a couple. Nice little stop

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Todd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great tribute to an American sports hero and really shows a great tribute to Jim Thorpe as you enter the town of June Thorpe. It is definitely worth the stop before the drive into town.

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the memorial for a little history. It was interesting to learn about the man and athlete.

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Thank suehasse
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I loved the display. It was very educational and quite a site to see. The site is very well kept. I learned so much on my visit.

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Thank 777rocky
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This while you're in town, gives you a little glimpse into who Jim Thorpe was. I knew most of the details before hand but found I was wrong on a couple. Nice little stop

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Antarctic Peninsula
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The park is a beautiful and fitting tribute to a native American and one of the greatest athletes to ever live. I do hope his remains find their way back to his sacred ancestral ground, but until then go and quietly and humbly pay your respects.

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Thank TheFugitivePoet
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

It is a great ways from the main center of the town, but it is worth seeing. It really commemorates a great man.

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Milnesville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to know the history of the athlete Jim Thorpe & how he came to be buried here, you've got to stop here. It was interesting to read the history of the town. A nice place to stop On a Beautiful Memorial Day afternoon.

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Spencer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The memorial is basically a series of posters with historical info.. Jim Thorpe was perhaps the greatest athlete of all time, excelling in so many sports I can't remember them all! He played professional football and baseball during the same years, but also played dozens of other sports, at all of which he was at least very proficient, and at... More 

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Thank MauraIthaca
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

While this memorial is fairly small it does a nice job describing the life and accomplishments of Jim Thorpe. It's an easy walk around each memorial and parking is right along the monuments

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great info about Jim's life and accomplishments on the statues and the several plaques at the memorial.

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