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

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

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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Silverthorne, CO
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

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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East Mordor, NJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The entire family loved touring the cave. It's so beautiful, and there's so much to see. I didn't find the guide's speeches terribly interesting or informative but I was very happy just to look around and take pictures. I'd definitely return if we were in the area again. Don't miss the Challenge Family Fun Center just a jot down the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

These caverns were beautiful!!! our guide Bill was great he was very informative and funny ! The price was just right and the gift shop was very affordable. I was so happy to be in a 52 degree cave on an 80 degree day!!!

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Milford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place was interesting. Very beautiful inside. Tour guide was very informative. Not an expensive stop over for a family of four at $14 per person, cheaper if you have small kids. Only bad part is the long significant amount of stairs to get to and from the entrance. THE ENTRANCE TO THE CAVERNS, IS NOT HANDICAP FRIENDLY.

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a wonderful experience for my family. From the adults to the children we all were thrilled with our visit to the caves. The tour guides were so knowledgable and spoke so well explaining everything to even the children. The tour was about 45 minutes. The children we took were 6 and 8; I would not take anyone much younger.... More

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Interesting to see but even better was the history of the caverns. Love the store and its a fun place for kids to do some of the extra activities like panning for gold, playground and the caverns are very interesting for the kids too! Be warned, a lot of steps to climb down and back up to get to the... More

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Broxburn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We recently took our 9 year old grand daughter to this attraction. There was a variety of different things to do. The guided tour of the caverns was excellent, the guide kept everyone's interest throughout the tour with some personal background knowledge of the caverns and also asking some of the younger members of the group to assist a different... More

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