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

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Not worth the money or the time. The tour is about 30 minutes and is fairly simple. It's cold and damp, you can't touch anything, and pretty much it's all the same rock formations. The gift shop and building are dirty, smells moldy, and is not well maintained.

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Philadelphia, PA
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I basically went to Lost River Caverns because I was at an event in Bethlehem, and it was nearby. I think whether or not you enjoy this attraction is based on your expectations. I've been to Lurray Caverns in Virginia as well as Cave of the Winds in Colorado, and Lost River Caverns does not compare to the two in... More

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Clarksboro, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our tour guide was an extremely knowledgeable young lady (whose name I wish I could remember). There were plenty of fossils and information to keep our attention as we waited for the tour to begin. Our group was small at under a dozen people. While the cavern may be considered smaller than others in the area, we found it to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I went to Lost River Caverns recently on a Friday afternoon in January. Obviously this is their slow season, so there were not many people waiting to take the tour. It turns out our tour group was a party of three (me, my boyfriend, and the tour guide). Andrew was our tour guide and he was super nice and seemed... More

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The formations were great as well as our tour guide, we sort of heckled him a little, all in fun and he was a very good sport. The Gift shop was pretty cool with many, many wonderful gifts, jewelry, lapidary equipment and supplies, raw and tumbled stones. Display of rocks, gemstones, minerals and also upstairs a Prehistoric display. Make sure... More

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New Providence, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The Lost River Caverns is a fun afternoon activity. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was quite interesting. The caves were beautiful to look at and the gift shop is reasonably priced.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Lost river cavern does not compare in size to other caverns I've been to. It was nice, nothing spectacular. Tour guide was well versed. Price of $12 is a little high for the size. Pay on the way out is very unique.

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