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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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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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Cool visit on a hot day!

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... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Charlestown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Having toured 3 other caverns recently, this one is just average. FYI - There is not an elevator (yes some caverns have them) so the steep 71 steps up and down can be formidable. I would not personally recommend children under 8 taking tour unless very interested in caverns. I left half way thru with very bored kindergartener while spouse... More 

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We went to see the caverns late Saturday morning. There weren't very many people there, we had about 15 in our tour group. Our tour guide was Maggie. She was great! So informative and friendly. She really made the experience worth it. After she went over some "rules", she took us down about 70+ steps. Gave us some history about... More 

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Bloomsburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a nice place to visit if you are in the Hershey, PA area. They are open everyday (except for major holidays) and do many tours throughout the day. It is about 45 minutes long and is an easy to moderate activity level. The cost is $12 each for adults. You go down about 70 steps to the cavern... More 

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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 

Woodstown, New Jersey, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After a weekend in Hershey we decided to visit the cavern on our way home. Though the cavern is small, the staff do a great job of taking visitors on a guided tour. The cavern shows some of the basic geologic features you find in any cavern but it's the guides that make it fun. The guides really make it... More 

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