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Secret Caverns

Off Rte 7, Cobleskill, NY
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Cobleskill
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Outdoors

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Chaplin CT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We did both Howe's Caverns and Secret Caverns and would pick this over Howe's because it's not as developed, more like what it might have been like back in 1929, although the stairs are an improvement to the ladders. We were there right at 10 when it opened, a group of 8, but had to wait for a tour for... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited this past weekend and enjoyed it. It is different than the 2 caves I have visited in Kentucky. Not for those with a fear of tight spaces. There appeared to be very little altering and I felt like it was the raw, real deal.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The bats are gone; but the slippery steps, dripping walls and narrow passageways are here, along with beautiful reflecting ponds and a stunning waterfall! Loved it!

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

this place is amazingly impressive . going down through staircase is classic and make you feel that it is the real deal that you are going under ground. it has also a waterfall at the end . totally worth for what they charge . wear properly if you are planning to visit the cave is around 52 degree year around... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Well, at the start of the tour you have to climb down 100+ steps so you better wear comfortable walking shoes. It had rained the day before I took the walking tour and it was pretty wet down there. The steps were a little slippery so the guide tried to sweep off the access water. The walkways are narrow, and... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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100 reviews 100 reviews
79 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Upon purchasing our tickets we were told there would be a 15 minute wait, which was no problem as that is quite usual for most cave tours. About a half hour later a tour bus of no less than 50 people came in and lined up at the entrance of the cave. We were then told that we would be... More 

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Cottekill, NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My 14 year old daughter wanted to go to Howe Caverns because she had never been there before. Since it was a hot day and I had not been there for some time, I thought this was a great idea. While looking at the Howe Caverns site, I saw a link to Secret Caverns. I had never heard of Secret... More 

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Cobleskill, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I love Secret Caverns! Fascinating, really beautiful! Great prices, great gift ideas! I loved all the many colors that were unexpected to find. All the staff were friendly & helpful!

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was my second time here and it's still very cool. The marketing is a bit hokey but the caverns are neat. I'd say if you have the time or you come back, doing both Howe and the Secret caverns is worth it but if the line is too long at Howe, head on down to Secret, it costs less... More 

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Upstate NY
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This cavern is fantastic -- as close to spelunking as the unathletic can get! The features are very interesting to see and the waterfall is awesome. Be prepared for a wet path -- flip flops and sandals are not the best footwear for this tour. The only entry is by 108 damp steps of varying heights to walk down into... More 

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