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Indian Echo Caverns

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Address: 368 Middletown Rd., PO Box 188, Hummelstown, PA 17036
Phone Number: 717-566-8131
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Natural Splendor along the Swatara.Like many caverns in the Mid-Atlantic...
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.
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Definitely a place to see while in the area. Our guide, Chuck, was very sweet and knowledgeable. We took our 8 year old son who was very excited and interested in learning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Definitely a place to see while in the area. Our guide, Chuck, was very sweet and knowledgeable. We took our 8 year old son who was very excited and interested in learning about the caverns.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Not as big as some of the caves I have been to but still worth the visit. First cave that girlfriend has been in and she absolutely loved it. Thanked me many times for taking her. The tour guides we had were informative and happy. I think they were Amanda and Chuck. You will get dripped on while in the... More 

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Fayetteville, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My two kids (11 &13) and I stumbled upon Indian Echo Caverns when we noticed the signs on the road. After a morning at Hershey Chocolate World and ZooAmerica, we were looking for something to do in the afternoon to keep us busy. We were attempting to go mini golfing but it was closed. Right next door was Indian Echo... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

First off, they open at 10 am. This is our second visit here and it was just as wonderful as the first time. Our guide was really great. Please dress warm as it get cold down there. Also, dress for a wet environment because there is water constantly dripping on you and were boots. Please don't touch anything....you will repeatedly... More 

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Charlestown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We took our 4 sons there years ago. We were visiting Hershey and found that it was just really to hot to visit any of the parks that day (well in the 90's). We happen to find an ad for the caverns and decided to give it a try. It was a spectacular find as investigating the cool chambers of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We went to the caverns on a 17 degree day but it was 52 degrees inside and we loved it. Our guide was thorough and left out no details. We captured some awesome photos as well.

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I can't tell you enough how great this trip was. We even braved -20 degree weather in February because we had heard so many stories and it was worth it! The guide was so nice and very informed. the gift shop has so many things I found something for everyone. We plan on going back again in the spring.

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Bavaria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I went to visit the indian echo caverns because I thought to get interesting information about the former indian culture and to experiece some nice echo effects. Bad luck! Actually the echo is nothing else that a little bit of resonance within the cavern and the subject "indian" was completely done by one or two sentences about the possibility that... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

You need around 2-2.5 hours for this attraction. These caverns are naturally built by flow of water. Some of the patterns on the rock is still building by flow of water gradually with time. The most amazing thing I liked about this place was that even if the outside temperature was lower 20s the temperature within the caverns maintained around... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

No elevator and lots of stairs. Cool caverns to tour and interesting history. Check out the box that was found in the cavern inside the gift shop.

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