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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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Richland, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A bunch of my family went together on this tour. We had a good time and saw the interesting features. It is a constant cool temperature inside the caverns, so bring appropriate clothing. It was fun to do the cruise on the small stream underground...haven't done that anywhere else. This isn't on the scale of Carlsbad, but enjoyable for itself.

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Glens Falls, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great place to take the family on a weekend. It didn't take long to get into the cave and once we were down there, it was very fun! The staff was really friendly. A must see!

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Howell, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I have been to one other cavern before, but this was a better experience. Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, tour includes a boat ride. Bring a light jacket/hoodie and wear pants. Cave is only 55 degrees. They take a nice photo - 9 dollars. My favorite part was the windy way at the end of the tour. No backpacks... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fun cave tour. We were on the first tour of the day, so no waiting. Lunch was surprisingly tasty. We also enjoyed the samples of cheese and fudge. Howe High Adventure was great. The H2OGo ball line was long, I would recommend doing that early in the day. My 10 year old enjoyed enjoyed the rope course, and rock wall.... More

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Canton, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I don't know if this is true but I heard that the water is pumped in and not naturally flowing any longer. Also, everyone there emphasizes not to touch any thing, but once you get in the boats the guides are putting their hands allllllll over the walls. Plus, the original entrance was sold to a company that dug it... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Had a great time with my wife at Howe Caverns! Went as children and then again summer of 2011. We are going there this week (Aug. 2014), and I recommend it to anyone for a day trip or class trip. Beautiful location and reasonably priced. Took lots of pictures and it's worth experiencing the history and natural beauty.

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

Thank you for a visit. I am glad you were able to come and have such a good time with your family. We look forward to your next visit with us. More

Pleasant Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Surprise weekend away with my husband. It was great. Motel is comfortable. The tour through the cavern was wonderful. Haven't been here in years and it keeps changing. Now there's an adventure section with zip lines and rock wall climbing. We did find going on the first tour in the morning is the best. The place was packed by the... More

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

It sounds like you had a great weekend and your timing was perfect. I am glad you had such a wonderful time and hope you will come back and visit us again. More

Utica, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

went with my in laws my hubby and friend my hubby never has been so much I forgot had and excellent tour guide made the tour fun one thing they have now that they didn't have when I came as a child is pic you can bye at the end I got one what a great thing to rember this... More

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nyc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised on how fun this tour was. I was afraid I would be bored out of my head but really was a great trip.

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

I am glad you enjoyed your trip and we were able to exceed your expectations. Come back and visit us again! More

Hinsdale, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I visited yesterday with my granddaughters (age 7) We really enjoyed the cave and it's very interesting. The one disappointment of our tour was that my granddaughter had to go to the bathroom. We did make the girls go to the bathroom before going down into the cave. unfortunately, some times younger children have to go more often. So, because... More

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

Thank you for writing. I apologize your granddaughter was disappointed when you missed the boat ride. But unfortunately are tour sizes are done specifically by the capacity of the boats, that is why we were not able to just let you go onto another tour group. If you email the website at reception@howecaverns.com or give us a call at 518-296-8900... More

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