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Indian Echo Caverns

368 Middletown Rd., PO Box 188, Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-8131
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Natural Splendor along the Swatara.Like many caverns in the Mid-Atlantic states, Indian Echo Caverns is a limestone cave. Cut through Beekmantown... more » Owner description: Natural Splendor along the Swatara.Like many caverns in the Mid-Atlantic states, Indian Echo Caverns is a limestone cave. Cut through Beekmantown limestone, which is over 440 million years old, they were formed through the erosive properties of water. As time progressed, geological forces led to an "uplift" of the surrounding limestone, eventually allowing more and more water to flow through the formation. As the water flowed over the limestone, it began to create small crevices, these small crevices led to larger ones, and eventually, over a series of millions of years, it created the caverns as they are today.The temperature inside the caverns is 52 degrees year around. « less
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Joao Pessoa, PB
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The indian echo caverns in PA era simply beautiful the underground lake is breathtaking totally worth a visit if you're in the area Our guide was really nice and a lot of fun prices are fair and this place is a great option to spend an afternoon

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Loved the history and stories the guide David shared. Caverns are beautiful. Be prepared for the climb back to the top. Great place for families.

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My daughter and I were there to visit Hershey Park. After a day, we "weren't feeling it." We actually kept making fun of the advertising for Indian Echo to and from where we were staying at. Well, it worked! On a lark, we looked it up and decided "why not?" So glad we did!!! It was incredibly close to where... More

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had such a wonderful tour of this beautiful landmark. Our guide was terrific. So sorry that I can't recall her name. Please dress warm and wear water resistant clothing, you'll thank me later. So much history involved here. The tour is approximately 30 minutes long. Come early before the crowds show up. Also, there is a petting zoo just... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The cave tour was about 40 minutes long. Interesting depending on your tour guide. There's also a mining thing to do and some animals. After the tour we had a picnic lunch, there's plenty of picnic tables. We were staying in Hershey Pa and it was a nice diversion from the park.

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IndianEchoCavernsPA, Guest Relations Manager at Indian Echo Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review of your visit! We value your feedback and hope that you visit us again in the future. More

Philadelphia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I wish we could touch at least one of the formations, but we could. I understand why though. The guide was ok. Some people wanted more science info, but I just wanted to see the cavern and not hear a lot of talking. There is a gift shop of course with some interesting things. A few animals (goat, chickens, a... More

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I went to this place with 3 young children(6,7,10) and they enjoyed it and it is able to be done in a few hours. it is not as grand as the Howe Caverns but it is interesting all the same. The tour guides are pretty informative and have parts geared towards kids which is a plus.

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new jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was my first time inside caverns, and I found the tour to be completely fascinating. Not only was the inside beautiful, but the whole operation was very well-run. I researched IEC on the website before visiting, and their site is extremely helpful. There is even a coupon available online which we were able to use. Our tour guide, Angie,... More

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IndianEchoCavernsPA, Guest Relations Manager at Indian Echo Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We will be sure to pass your kind remarks on to Angie as well! If there is anything that we can do to improve our customers visit, please let us know! More

Silverthorne, CO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We visit the caverns during a family visit to Hershey, PA and were very impressed. The tour took about one hour. The guide gave a fascinating history of the caverns and was very knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommended for all ages.

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A smaller cavern that may lack some of the variety of the typical cavern formations, but has many many many flowstone formations. The variety of moisture zones in the cavern goes from the very dry with the lack of formations, to the quite damp hence the large amount of flowstone formations. Some of the history of the cavern is on... More

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