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Indian Echo Caverns

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Address: 368 Middletown Rd., 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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A Goldmine of Fun

Sorry, couldn't resist the pun; there is no gold to mine here, but it is a great place to visit. Fascinating history, much of which can actually be seen in the cave. The tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Sorry, couldn't resist the pun; there is no gold to mine here, but it is a great place to visit. Fascinating history, much of which can actually be seen in the cave. The tour takes you hundreds of feet under the ground, over a large area, and it is a wonderful 45-minute experience. Highly recommended for family, couples, singles. Quite... More 

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Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I visited this place probably 30 years ago on a class trip, so when we got an opportunity recently to visit again, we jumped on it. It is a little pricy for what you get, $15 per adult (with coupon - from IEC website), however we had our daughter-in-law with us, who had never seen such a thing, as she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love caves so it was very interesting for me. Great place to visit on a hot day. It will certainly cool you off. Not good for anyone handicapped. Lot of steps to walk down. Has a miniature golf course also on the grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Indian Echo Caverns was our stop after leaving the Hershey Park area. We decided to buy some gem bags and let the kids "mine" for them. This is always a big hit with kids of all ages. We did not do the caverns because we needed to get to our next destination. Next time we are in the area we... More 

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. Did a team building exercise here 2 years ago. Was one of the best times we have ever had. They worked with us, were very informative, and truly were the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. We did the tour, a wagon ride and enjoyed the petting zoo (yes, adults can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Fun stop for the kids. Nice gift shop. Love the caverns. It's cold no matter what time of the year, so bring a sweatshirt. Lots and lots of steps to get to the cavern entrance - fyi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Expensive but entertaining. $14/senior citizen and $16 for not so senior. Cave was interesting, tour guide was humorous and informative. In fact the staff was the highlight of the visit. Uniformly friendly and outgoing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was a fun experience for all ages. And it is all of 5 minutes from Hershey Park and not too expensive. Caverns are really beautiful. A light jacket/sweater is recommended, but wasn't as cold as I thought it would be. Lots of steps to get to the caverns then once inside you do have to watch your step from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Ok there are no actual treasures or a gentle giant named Sloth but it is a good adventure led by well informed guides. Our 10 year old daughter loved this tour! Even adults will enjoy the stories and meandering trails through this cavern. There are 70 plus steps down and ....back up but not to bad. This is a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Excellent adventure for old and young. Our 7 and 9 year olds were very impressed and excited. Note to older visitors there are a lot of steps going down and coming back up so be prepared.

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Additional Information about Indian Echo Caverns

Address: 368 Middletown Rd., 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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