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Secret Caverns

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Address: Off Rte 7, Cobleskill, NY
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Uncommonly interactive tour of Caverns!

I found that the lack of overwhelming structures in this cave are overcome by the ability to touch and examine formations. The interactive nature is encouraged and helps keep the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Secret Caverns in the fall of 2013 during a trip to Howe Caverns. They have a hotel there, and a great tour, but this place is LITERALLY 5 minutes away, so why not check it out also if you have the time? My husband preferred this one because it is not as polished and commercialized. I also liked... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here with three adults and two children. Our tour guide's name was Kevin. He was a lot of fun. He had a great sense of humor laced throughout an educational tour. The formations were interesting and well named. The hands on, close and personal approach made this a unique and memorable visit. All five of us had a... More 

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Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my children here in 1996. Not sure how we found it without Trip Advisor back then! Great experience, unique from so many other caves we have explored since! Now I'm sharing this experience with my wonderful husband who has never been here. A must see, just do it!

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Thank Mztylr
Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I decided to visit secret caverns as a miniature daytime "date." It was $18 dollars for the tour, which I thought may be a little too much for the length of the tour, but it is great!!! You actually get a real cave experience walking around and under obstacles and are allowed to feel the walls unlike... More 

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Thank Carly S
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found that the lack of overwhelming structures in this cave are overcome by the ability to touch and examine formations. The interactive nature is encouraged and helps keep the adults and kids entertained. This is extremely uncommon since the oils found on your hands causes discoloration and prevents further progression. Kudos for breaking the mold at Secret Caverns!

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Thank Migs41
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the caverns today, fun day trip with family and friends. We have visited several other caverns along the east coast and I would rate the secret caverns somewhere in the middle. We were lucky to be leaving just as two tour busses pulled into the parking lot. If you are going to visit these caverns or any other, be... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To enter the cave you have to walk down 103 steps. Lots of running water along inside the cave, but passage way for the most part was ok (there were some small puddles in some places, but it wasn’t anything to get a shoe soaked unless you stepped off the passage way. We were able to touch some of the... More 

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Thank jlgsgirl
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Secret caverns is much more fun and natural. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and entertaining. Their are much more interesting formations then Howe caverns, and you can touch whatever you want. Their is also a very nice waterfall at the end of the tour.

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 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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