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Secret Caverns

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Address: Off Rte 7, Cobleskill, NY
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We hit this attraction on the way home from Lake Placid and we are glad we did. The kids wanted to see caves, so we figured this would satisfy their curiosity. The Secret... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We hit this attraction on the way home from Lake Placid and we are glad we did. The kids wanted to see caves, so we figured this would satisfy their curiosity. The Secret Caverns are featured in the "Amazing and Unusual USA" book. The photos in the book are WAY better than the ones I captured. When I tried to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Who are we? We've been to Howe Caverns twice as full paying guests and as of today, the Secret Caverns. Our family was comprised of kids ages 9-12 and adults ages 49-72. On our way to Howe Caverns (HC) we have always marveled at the funky, hand painted signs for the Secret Caverns. According to some fellow tourists they ditched... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We made a point to stop here on our way to Niagara Falls. I expected it to be more cheesy but it was actually pretty amazing. Beautiful deep cave tunnels leading to a fantastic waterfall - lots of fun facts along the way by the tour guide. Definitely worth doing if you are in the area.

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Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

well worth it, natural and rustic. the waterfall was really cool. go when the lines at howe cavern are to long.

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Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It's a narrow deep cave with underground water fall at the end of a long walk through narrow lighted pathways. Experience is awesome, to experience how the nature has created such wonderful sights for us to see. Don't miss it if you have a chance to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went here several years ago as part of a family picnic outing. Not as glamorous as the more well known Howe Caverns, but every bit as interesting. Stairs are the only method down and up, but cave is still in its more natural state and not over commercialized.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have visited a few caves throughout the US & by far this is one my favorites!!!Loved the fact that this cave still feels like a cave with it's narrow passages, and unspoiled natural beauty...they haven't exploited it as much as others that I have visited... the waterfall inside the cave was breathtaking!!!The staff is very friendly and knowledgable of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a great tour of the Caverns on Saturday, 8/8/15. Our guide was sweet, knowledgeable and made the tour fun. The waterfall was beautiful and a nice surprise. If you go on this tour be sure to wear sneakers and definitely bring a jacket. Because it's 50 degrees down there. Definitely go to visit Secret Caverns if you are... More 

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Wallkill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

well if you are looking for something to do on a hot day, going into a cave is a good idea. It was $18 for an adult but they have a $2 off coupon on their website. The cave itself was awesome and the underground waterfall is definitely a site to see! The reason I gave four stars instead of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

The signage for the caverns looks like student art and is quite apropo,because the original owner had three teenage boys excavate the site for fear he might not be able to fit in the tunnels. The staff seems to be young adults conducting the tours and manning the desk. Our guide was well prepared to present the science of the... More 

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