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Lost River Caverns

PO Box M, Hellertown, PA 18055
610-838-8767
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited here and my 2 year old daughter loved the idea of walking underground and looking at the rocks. The caverns had many different rock formations and a bridge that let you walk across the river. The tour guide was very informative and was patient with our 2 year old. Across the street there were picnic... More

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is apparently a smaller cavern than others on the east coast. It's a small operation & the building above the caverns is dated, but the people who operate it were friendly, laid-back and VERY knowledgeable. Ask them anything you want to know. The gift shop has a good assortment of various types of rocks if geology is your thing... More

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Geneva, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I arrived about 12:45 PM and no one was in the area for the tours, this is the week after Labor Day. Down in the gift shop area there was 4 to 5 people, I went down to the gift shop area and not one person asked if I wanted anything or if I wanted to go on a tour.... More

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Sparta, nj
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not very big but cool once you were inside. A little pricey for what they had. I would say go but don't rush there

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My son's into rocks, crystals and geology, so this was an obvious day trip. Not the largest cave, but what set it apart for me was the underground spring/river that passes through. Nice gift shop if you're in to rocks, crystals and fossils. Bathroom facilities leave much to be desired.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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NJ
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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