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Lost River Caverns

PO Box M, Hellertown, PA 18055
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Hellertown
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Explore Nature's Underground Wonderland.
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The young guy who conducted the cave tour was friendly and knowledgeable. The gift shop was filled with junk and the restrooms were deplorable, but I enjoyed my visit. Maybe they need more visitors to pay for renovations to the restrooms. Yikes!

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews 128 reviews
47 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

we had seen the signs for this cave a number of times since moving to the area, and finally decided to visit. It is a small cave located just south of Bethlehem. It is easy to find off the Main highway in Hellertown. There were tours every half hour in the summer. the waiting room has a number of nice... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is my second time at this cave. Its a nice cave to tour. The tour guides are friendly and give lots of explanations. There are bigger and more impressive caves to see in the US however they werent created by man so nobody is at fault for it looking the way it does (a response to somebody that wasnt... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We've been to several caverns in the area, including Crystal Cave and Indian Echo caverns. This does not compare. The tour was very short - just about 30min. There aren't a lot of rooms or formations. The tour guide was OK, but needs a few new jokes. The gift shop is cluttered and disorganized. You could have some jewelry made... More

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Irvine CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you have never been to an underground cavern before, Lost River Caverns will be an interesting and modest introduction to commercial caverns. However if you have visited any of the more well known caverns in New Mexico, Kentucky or Virginia you will be disappointed. The tour is only 30 minutes in length and costs $12 per adult. The cave... More

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Stockton, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

While the cave itself is lovely and the tour guide top notch and informative, the 1960's atmosphere of the gift shop and questionable environmental practices (tossing pennies into the cave river, ping pong balls to determine where the water goods, pumping the cave out into the local creek) did give one pause. Some beautiful cave formations though!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I went with my parents, it's a nice little cave, interesting formations to see, it's only about 30 minutes. Tour guides are informative, will answer any questions. Can be slippery !

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took my 4 year old son and his friend. They were excited to see a cave, and the tour was just long enough to keep them interested. We wore shoes that had good traction and could get wet. We also brought plastic buckets for "mining".They weren't allowed to touch the rock formations, but it kept their hands busy carrying... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We took a 5 year-old grandchild who had never visited a cave before, and he was neither awestruck or scared. He seemed to enjoy it, and our guide gave us some information we did know before. I still find it interesting that the source and the outlet of the river have not yet been discovered, as this cave has been... More

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Pennsylvania, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We took our grandkids (ages 5 & 9) to Lost river Caverns and even though we had a very nice, well-informed guide the overall experience was a little disappointing. We had sweatshirts and were prepared for the temperature, but you also have to actually walk through water at some places and we weren't prepared for wet shoes the rest of... More

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