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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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Nice introduction to caverns

This was a nice little stop on our way home from Hershey. We were able to park with our 23' trailer. Staff was friendly and informative. The tour guide, Erik was pleasant and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Crescent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was a nice little stop on our way home from Hershey. We were able to park with our 23' trailer. Staff was friendly and informative. The tour guide, Erik was pleasant and informative and added a little humor. In one area of the cavern we were the last people and we were at a dead end, he allowed us... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great tour which included some fun facts. Only complaint is they have the tours scheduled so close together. The tour felt a little rushed and we would have liked to have more time to take pictures.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was a 1st Grade field trip that brought us here. The Staff seems very disorganized. When we got there, nobody came out to welcome us or to explain what we needed to do while the ticket purchasing was being taken care of. So here we are with about 50 seven year old right in front of the Gift Shop.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was a great visit and I want to take my husband who has never been. He's from Western Pa and has only been out in Eastern Pa a short while. Also my grandson and granddaughter have never been and I would like to take them as well. Its very educational

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Amherstview, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

An experience that is truly amazing. The formations are so spectacular, a geological wonder. Our tour guide David, continued to make the tour very interesting with his wealth of knowledge and excellent storytelling. Very impressed with collection of items in gift store and the outside activities for children will keep them busy for hours.

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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a wonderful place for children of all ages and adults. The tour guide was very educational and fun for the children keeping them very involved. I've been to several limestone caves an IEC was as good as any. Included with the attraction was a nice little petting zoo, playground and picnic area.

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you are in Hershey's this place is worth the 3 mile drive. It is beautiful inside the cavern. I was told it was freezing inside the cavern, but it wasn't. It was in the 30's outside the cavern so it was warm in the cavern to me. I will say to wear shoes that you don't mind getting dirty.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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

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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