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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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Newton, MA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Super cool and very interesting. There are 70 stairs to descend and ascend, so if you can't do stairs do not come! The bathrooms are very clean. Our tour guide Allen was fabulous. It was a small tour of ten, and he was great. He had lots of knowledge about history and science. I highly recommend this tour for kids... More

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Berlin, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The caves are so interesting. It is hard to believe these caves are underground. Pros: guide gave us clear directions. I knew what I was supposed to do or see at every turn. Cons: People with mobility issues should not take this tour.

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Wantagh, New York
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our tour with Chuck. He spoke clearly and deliberately making sure everyone followed along even keeping kids entertained looking for formations. There are 71 evenly paved steps with a railing the lead to the entrance of the the cave - you do not climb up or down many steps once inside . The kids likes the playground and... More

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Bronxville, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to Howe Caverns as a kid a few times so I knew I'd enjoy it. My husband was on the fence, but we get 10 feet inside and he's really interested. It's a relatively short tour, only about 45 minutes and the actually cave itself is small, but it is very interesting to see all the formations.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Incredibly disappointed. We played in the outdoor playground area after purchasing our tickets to view the caverns. My older child played in the equipment and there was animal feces left on there and it covered her legs, arms, and dress. Not only did we have to inform the people working in the premise, the maintenance worker didn't even bother warning... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Very interesting tour of a beautiful natural formation! Our guide was very informative and engaging. Make sure you're prepared to walk up and down the 71 steps!!!

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NE PA USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our family of 5 (kids 19, 16, 12) enjoyed this quite a bit. You must go down and then back up a long flight of stairs, so persons with walking or mobility issues could find this challenging. Also, I recommend wearing shoes/sneakers not flip flops or sandals, as it is wet in the caverns, with puddles and muddy spots, and... More

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Mount Sinai, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful, interesting to see. There are 76 steep steps to get into and out of caverns.. Not for those with walking difficulties. Guides are knowledgeable, can answer many questions. Kids can "mine" for gems, then whine in the gift shop for cool gifts. Everyone should see the caverns at least once. We've been many times and it doesn't get old.... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

a must go! best $14 ever spent! lots of yelling children but we still manager to have fun (as a couple)

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We all had difficulty understanding our guide in the cavern but when we spoke to him outside the cavern, we had no difficulty. Must have been the accoustics in the cavern. Tour was good, some what steep in parts. 71 steps to the cavern so skip this attaction if you have mobility issues. Gift shop was okay, somewhat pricey. The... More

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