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Secret Caverns

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Address: Off Rte 7, Cobleskill, NY
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Decided to go here after reading reviews of both the local caverns. Definitely not as commercialized the competition. Tour guide was very knowledgable and took the time to point... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Decided to go here after reading reviews of both the local caverns. Definitely not as commercialized the competition. Tour guide was very knowledgable and took the time to point out the different formations. The gift shop was ok. Would have been better to see more things associated with the caverns than junk made in China. Would have been a plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Up on the mountainside of Cobleskill, NY next to Howe Caverns, resides the mysterious "Secret Caverns". A 10 minute hike down into the bed rock leads to a glorious 100ft waterfall among stalactites and stalagmites forming all sorts of shapes and characters. A very interesting history, cool rocky climate, and hilarious tour guides keep this trip fun and exciting! UNLIKE... More 

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West Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

we found this one year while visiting Howe's caverns. Funky building has the cavern tour behind it. Get to touch the walls and get misted with the waterfall at then end. Not for those who don't like close spaces. Also if you are tall beware, watch your head.

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have visited Howe Caverns numerous times in my life. You can turn left to go to Howe or turn right to go to Secret Caverns. Howe Caverns always seemed.... More proper. Lots of reviews on it. Lots of pamphlets in area businesses about it. Secret Caverns has a hand painted sign. Looks like it was made by teenagers. Truth... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great cavern tour! We liked Howe Caverns, but this wasn't as "commercial." Our son loved that he could touch the walls or water if he wanted. Our tour guide was fun, personable and knowledgeable about the caves. We thought he was great. The tour lasted just under an hour (it was just our family and another family that came in... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We enjoyed this tour very much, nice easy going atmosphere, decorative and cheerful! We visit both caverns in the area and found this one much more enjoyable. Less commercialized, then the competition. We had a nice tour, our guide, Savanah, knowledgeable, funny and attentive to all on the tour. She did spectacular! We would visit again, with the kids next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A little harder to navigate than its more famous competitor down the road, but definitely worthwhile. Have been through it many times, watch out for headache rock!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

When we pulled into the parking lot I was surprised to see 3 buses there. Luckily for us we had brought a lunch so we ate that while the bus people were getting there tour. We got our tickets from the friendly ticket salesman and he told us that there was a 1/2 hour wait. Just as our tour started... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We loved the Secret Caverns, so much more than Howe Caverns. The waterfall can't be beat, it was more rustic, which is our speed. They own the touristy-ness of the business, they almost mock the touristy nature in the gift shop, but then give a more authentic cave tour once it begins. We hit a time when it wasn't busy,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A natural experience worthwhile attending. Extremely safe and comfortable. Reasonably priced. Would definitely return

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Address: Off Rte 7, Cobleskill, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cobleskill

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