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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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Albany, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The caverns were visited by 7 children and six adults on 10/11/2014 After packing the elevator, the guide proceeding to demonstrate coughing....she excused herself..popped a cough drop....during hour plus guide we were subjected to her coughing many many times, the photo guide heard her and he told her he was also sick.....several of us have gotten I'll less than a... More

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We decided to take the tour through the caverns, we too with AAA got a discount on the admission price, The staff friendly and entertaining. temperature is cooler than you might think, so bring a sweatshirt. the formations are beautiful, trails well maintained and lit... I would love to visit again and take the adventure tour..

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April I, Manager at Howe Caverns, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your tour. We would love to have you back to do the Adventure Tour. It is an opportunity to see a different part of the cave and we know you will love it! More

North Dighton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This place is so neat. The caverns are really cool and the tour was very good. The scenery is beautiful in the fall with all the color.

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April I, Manager at Howe Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. I am glad you enjoyed your tour and were able to experience how extra beautiful the valley is with the changing colors of fall. More

Gurgaon, India
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

These caves were about 3 hour drive from NYC and were good place for a day out. The drive to the place was amazing through the green country side. The Caves were not too lengthy but were well maintained and had some nice natural artifacts.

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April I, Manager at Howe Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the drive up from NYC to visit us. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and hope you will be able to visit us again sometime! More

Syracuse, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Recently stopped for the standard tour from a weekend getaway. Was happy to hear that AAA members get a little break on admission price, so be sure to ask. The Cave is a little chilly so be sure to bring a light coat or sweatshirt of course. Had a very knowledgeable and funny tour guide. The winding path was my... More

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April I, Manager at Howe Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, it sounds like you had a great time on the tour. The Winding Way is one of my favorite parts of the cave! We hope you will be able to come back and visit us again. More

Phenix City, Alabama, United States
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

October 1st 2014 Easy to find and a breath taking drive up to and scene from the Howe Caverns main building. The staff was very friendly and advised us of how to best spend our time. We went and had a geode cut in half and what a great souvenir it was. Our Cave adventure began with meeting our tour... More

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April I, Manager at Howe Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. It sounds like you really enjoyed your tour. Late in the day is always a good time to visit if you like a smaller tour and it sounds like you lucked out and got your very own special private tour! Nelson is one of our new tour guides this fall as he worked in our... More

Garrison, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We went to Howe Caverns on Sept. 23, 2014 and had a great time! First of all, every employee was extremely welcoming and polite and friendly! The view from the main building is one of the most spectacular I have ever seen- and I just did a trip to Tuscany so that's saying a lot! The buildings and grounds are... More

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April I, Manager at Howe Caverns, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a fantastic time on your visit! It looks like you were able to admire and soak in all the natural beauty we have to offer in our area. We look forward to your next visit. More

vermont
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This attraction has been in the backs of our minds for years, since seeing the billboard on the NY Thruway. It did not disappoint. From the moment you drive up, you can feel the wonder and awe that has been experienced by generations of wannabe spelunkers. There are a variety of other things to interest those not enamored by dark... More

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April I, Manager at Howe Caverns, responded to this review

We are so glad you finally got a chance to visit us and enjoyed your tour!! We can't wait for your return trip with your grandchildren! More

Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

So the guide at Natural Bridges in Virginia told us that Howe's cavern was the best. He was right. This was so much fun and the geology in the cave was interesting. worth the money.

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April I, Manager at Howe Caverns, responded to this review

I am glad you had a chance to visit us. I have been to Natural Bridge in Virginia, it is beautiful and I am glad they sent you to see our cave as well! Hope you come back soon. More

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Close to Hull-O Farms in Durham, NY where we stayed, this was a good excursion for a few hours. There is a lot of interesting history to this famous land-mark.

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April I, Manager at Howe Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for our visit. I am glad our friends at Hull-O-Farms sent you over to enjoy a tour of the caverns. More

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