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Secret Caverns

Off Rte 7, Cobleskill, NY
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Cobleskill
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations
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Rochester, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband & I have already been to Howe Caverns so we wanted something different. Enter Secret Caverns...it's a bit quirky with the signage but totally worth it. Our guide (I think his name was Joel or Josh - can't remember) did a great job explaining things and he had an awesome sense of humor. On the return trip back... More

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Staten Island, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We went to Howe Caverns the day before which we absolutely loved. However, Secret Caverns was pretty spectacular as well..the waterfall was incredible and our tour guard was very informative ...

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Southern NH
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Secret Caverns was a fun way to spend some down time. Since it's a pretty quiet time of year, we had our own tour. Prices are several dollars lower than Howe Caverns, down the road. This place seemed to have more off season hours than Howe as well. Our tour guide, Garrett, was full of all sorts of knowledge and... More

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Liverpool, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Initial plan was to head to the more popular Howe Caverns, but with a cheaper price tag and longer hours during our visit, we made our way to Secret Caverns. These caverns are indeed one of the best kept Secrets of the area. Our family; myself, hubby and two tween boys had a blast descending into the bare bones RAW... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

This place was great. It doesn't look like much on the outside but the caverns are not as commercial as howe caverns. Expect to be walking on rock (not a brick road as in howe caverns) in small tunnels where only one person fits at a time. It's a great experience for adults and kids. Would highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Howe Caverns is great...but commercial. Secret Caverns is great to just enjoy the aspects of a cave.

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Carlstadt, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This roadside attraction was lots of fun. My wife and I as well as our adult children had a ball. Much better than nearby Howe Caverns which is kind of a tourist trap, Secret Cavern is small and amazing. The tour and visit to the museum and gift shop can be done in under two hours. The guides are friendly... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Small place. You can pop by here and be done in an hour. Makes a good stop for a road trip. The cave itself is well a cave. So if you find this stuff interesting you will love it. The waterfall is amazing! It descends from a swamp somewhere above ground, and it is just amazing to think someone discovered... More

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Windham, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The reason for the "Real" in the title is that Howe Caverns is more of a tourist attraction in that there is an elevator, restaurant, and underground sidewalks. The Secret Caverns is far more of a rustic adventure. There's a long staircase to get you down there and, once underground, there are spots that are in no way for the... More

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Endwell, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Ended up here on a whim. Staff was very friendly. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Overall a great time, those stairs are a killer though!

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