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Howe Caverns

255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave, NY 12092
518-296-8900
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Howes Cave
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Getting married
Owner description: At the great cave of the Northeast, an elevator takes you 156’below ground. The doors open into a prehistoric underground cavern 6,000,000 years in... more » Owner description: At the great cave of the Northeast, an elevator takes you 156’below ground. The doors open into a prehistoric underground cavern 6,000,000 years in the making! Trained tour guides help negotiate the cave and teach about its magnificent natural features. Back on the surface, mine for gemstones at Howe Caverns Mining Co. Beginning summer 2011, enjoy the first phase of Howe High Adventures—featuring ropes courses, climbing walls, zip lines and more! « less
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Burgaw, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My family camped in the Adirondacks each summer when I was a child, and every year I saw brochures for Howe's Cavern and wished we could go there. It never happened, sadly, but I finally made it back to NY as an adult. Howe's Cavern was a wonderful place to visit on a hot summer's day, and well worth waiting... More

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CONNECTICUT
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

took the lantern tour of the caverns. Time well spent. Amazed at how different the caves look under candle light. if you have the chance, do attend, but it is an adult only tour.

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West Babylon, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Came back for a nostalgic visit after 40 years and what a GREAT experience it was !! The tour was fun and the guide very informative. I would say that it is best to go on your tour either early morning or later in the afternoon - we went at 9:30 am and there were only 7 in our group... More

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new york
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15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It was a very interesting attraction. It's not every day you get to go underground and experience something incredible. The caves were great to see. Our tour guide did her best.. The boat ride was really a waste at least for me. Then you have stupid visitors that start asking questions like what would happen if there was an earthquake..When... More

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped in to the Caverns as a way to break up our 6-hour drive home from vacation. The caverns are great; crazy to think the man who discovered them lowered himself by rope down a 100-foot hole back in the 1850's! Wasn't keen on the fact that they charged $2 to park, and the way the lines of people... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I traveled 3 hours to do some Zip lining as well as a tour of the caves. The website is very mis-leading and when we arrived the zip lining was generally for children and young adults. They had four towers that formed a square around the small park. Very disappointing. My daughter and Niece purchased a combo ticket for the... More

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Orchard Park, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Of course its a great visit. After most people drive a distance out of the way to come, don't cheapen the visit by charging to park. Read your reviews, we are all saying the same thing. It makes you look desperate.

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NYS
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was my third time here. 60 years ago as a child, 30 years ago with my family, and this July 2014, with our grandchild ( a teen who enjoyed it). It is interesting how the up grades to the facility ( not as slippery as years ago ) have not imposed negatively on the experience. I have been to... More

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Johnstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have never thought I would like to go underground for 2 hours, however "Howe Caverns" was worth it. I am a little over weight and have bad knee but I was still able to get around and keep up. A great place for kids and adults. Also , the content 52 degrees helps keep you cool....lol

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Kansas City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The cave tour is cool and well worth the price. Our six-year-old daughter loved it. What made the visit special was the staff at the HC Mining Company. It was late in the day and our daughter was tired after the tour. She wanted to do some of the activities in the Mining Company but was starting to get cranky.... More

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