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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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Loved it! Low key, blast from the past!

Very neat caverns and great tour guides and gift shop. Only about 1 hour needed to see it all, caverns are big enough that we didn't feel claustrophobic. Would not bring small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Kingston, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very neat caverns and great tour guides and gift shop. Only about 1 hour needed to see it all, caverns are big enough that we didn't feel claustrophobic. Would not bring small kids - too slippery and also they wouldn't 'get' the significance of the space. We loved it - kids 9, 12, 15 all enjoyed it.

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Marysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I wasn't sure this was age appropriate for my 3 year old, but she enjoyed it. Just "spooky" enough to keep her interested without freaking her out. Nice 45 minute tour, which was interesting for all ages and moved quickly. I would say the ideal age would be 6 to 8 for a child. I enjoyed it as an adult.... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I took my family to Indian Echo Cavern and we had a wonderful time. My kids are 4 and 8 and they had a great time. They have a huge gift shop, playground and a petting zoo with goats. The tour guide was very funny and informative. I would recommend wearing sneakers and bring a jacket or raincoat as you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our guide Cam made the tour wonderful. His knowledge on the history of the caves and the rock formation was captivating. Exploring the caves was a highlight of our trip. The tour took about 45 minutes. There are 71 steps to initially get down into the cave and you will get somewhat wet as there's water dripping from inside the... More 

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visited here for the first time last month with the family. We had a terrific time! Fantastic guided tour of the caverns, informational and fun. Even though it is a steady 52 degrees in the cavern, it was no problem in shorts and t-shirts during an 85 degree day. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the well painted... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I hadn't been to the caverns since I was a kid, and really enjoyed taking my teens. The facility has grown a lot. The gift shop is huge and has enough selection that it will fit anyone's budget. There is a huge staircase that takes you to the cavern enterence that you will also need to climb to get back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Was at Hershey for the weekend. These caverns are 5 minutes from the Hersheyoark Camping Resort in case you are interested in doing something different for the day. Our group had a reservation for Sunday but it was pouring out on Saturday so we didn't have much to do. Called the caverns and they were able to move our group... More 

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Keedysville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Made two stops in here over the past month...once was to see what all was there and to plab out a future cave tour. The kids loved mining for gems and seeign the animals. The second trip we came earlier and enjoyed the cave tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was a good alternative when we couldn't visit Hershey Park due to rain. We visited with 5 children from 6-9 who found the place amazing. Our guide was very knowledgable and provided just enough information to keep up alert. Very educational. Wear comfy shoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect, but LOVED it! Our tour guide was awesome! Went Thursday June 25 at about 2pm. Kids loved it too! Must see! !!!

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Additional Information about Indian Echo Caverns

Address: Address: 368 Middletown Rd., PO Box 188, Hummelstown, PA 17036
Phone Number: 717-566-8131
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hummelstown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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