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Secret Caverns

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Address: Off Rte 7, Cobleskill, NY
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The tour was nice as it described how the cave was discovered and began as an attraction and the different forms you can see while in the cave in a humorous fashion. The tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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San Diego, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Secret Caverns and Howe's Caverns are different, which I believe leads to some people not liking it as much. Howe's Caverns has interesting rock formations splashed in colors. Secret Caverns is more of an adventure. You squeeze through limestone walls and duck under ceilings. It's the closest thing to caving without crawling or getting dirty. The waterfall at the end... More 

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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply put this cave is a big let down, because I visited the Corning museum of glass and watkin glen state park. The secret cavern is nothing compared to those two attractions. The steps down to the cave are slippery and wet, several people in our group fell down the stairs and injured themselves. The caves are not very interesting... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to the secret caverns after visiting Howe Cavern so it was a letdown because it is not as huge as Howe. It was still interesting from a geological viewpoint. I found the signage that drew me there to be interesting as well.

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Guilford, Maine
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small privately owned operation and much more laid back than the bigger operation next door. The feel to the cave is much more natural than commercial and is quiet a different feel to it. It is a lot tighter throughout and just feels more like a cave. The waterfall at the end is very unique and worth... More 

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earlville, ny
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent, much better than a similar more commercial cavern nearby. much more natural. walking down and around is tight in places. very cool history and formations. excellent tour guide!! able to take your time, great waterfall at end. a bit tricky on the steps with younger children and/or seniors. wicked cool graphics all over, quirky gift shop reasonable priced snacks

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Pinellas Park, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cavern was interesting. However, I gave the tour 2/5 because I felt we were rushed and the tour guide did not wait for our entire group before continuing w/his spiel. I have been to several caverns and know quite a bit about formations, but there were children behind me who could not hear either and lost the opportunity to... More 

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Thank Beverly S
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was nice as it described how the cave was discovered and began as an attraction and the different forms you can see while in the cave in a humorous fashion. The tour within the cave itself was interesting as you felt like an explorer going through thin cracks and low ceilings, and walking along cracks. The waterfall at... More 

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Wharton
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place, great service. Very friendly, eugene the guide is awesome! Couples,friends,families,the gays. Its for everyone!!! Bring a sweater if you chill easy. Good tred sneaks also! Its a bit of a distance ur walking too but what the hay, we all need to walk more!

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Wallingford, CT
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped while in the area. A great place to be a a super hot day. Not for anyone who cannot handle steep steps or tight areas. Nice visit the guide was nice

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This whole visit was just plain FUN. It's a down to earth operation staffed by friendly people. The tour given is educational and our guide threw in some humor to make the tour great. The gift shop is a must stop and if taking the cavern tour, remember to wear a sweater. It's always 50*F and damp in the caverns!... More 

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