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Fun Not Just For Kids

The grounds are well maintained, caverns tour very interesting and gem mining fun. A few years... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Milford, Connecticut
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A "must re-visit"

The last time I visited Howe Caverns was almost 30 years ago. Except for a more modern elevator the... read more

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Paramus, New Jersey
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At the great cave of the Northeast, an elevator takes you 156’below ground. The doors open into a prehistoric underground cavern 6,000,000 years in the making! Trained tour guides help negotiate the cave and teach about its magnificent natural...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
255 Discovery Dr, Howes Cave, NY 12092-2311
+1 518-296-8900
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The grounds are well maintained, caverns tour very interesting and gem mining fun. A few years younger and I would have loved the H2O ball and ropes course. We enjoyed watching from afar. On the cave tour, we wore shorts and sweatshirts and were warm...More

Thank Debster992
Reviewed yesterday

The last time I visited Howe Caverns was almost 30 years ago. Except for a more modern elevator the place hasn't changed. There's plenty of parking, a cafeteria for a quick bite, and of course a gift shop. There are several cave tours to select...More

Thank MyTimeAtLast
Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour guides are very informative and the tour is unique. It’s not all the time you get to safely go about 150 feet into the earth to see a river, stalagtites and stalagmItes!, DEFINITELY worth the admission price.

Thank Har826
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time here! It was perfect on a hot day because it was about 50 degrees in the caverns. We had a great tour guide, who told us a lot of information. There is food, and other activities to do there as...More

Thank samanthajfindlay
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been talking about visiting Howe Caverns for AT LEAST 8 years. We live only 45 minutes away. We travel all over the United States for vacations and RIGHT in our backyard was this gem of a getaway. We stayed right on the property...More

Thank Ziggybob8810
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with an 11 year old and a twelve year old. They loved it! The caves are beautiful. The boat ride is cool. Very historical.

Thank meyer_debbie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you wear a sweatshirt because the temp of the caverns was a cool 50 degrees. The 4 minute intro was very informative. It was very easy to get to the cavern via the elevator. Was disappointed to get off the elevator to find...More

Thank folkie43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caverns are stunning! The tour guide was knowledgeable, personable and funny. She did a great job. The only thing that was confusing was the lines to get tickets and to get in. There are multiple lines and you need to know which one you...More

2  Thank junebugsrbig
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very cool and interesting place to see. Once we arrived down in the caves, out guide kept us on a very fast pace. She was great and full of information but we barely had time for photographs anywhere, you had to take...More

Thank TaraHappyHeart
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank goodness the Caves speak for themselves. Greatly enjoyed this natural resource available to us. Especially in light of the tragedy in Thailand which really gave a new perspective. These caves are beautiful and amazing and everyone should have the opportunity to see them. Unfortunately,...More

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Hillary E
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Dan R | Reviewed this property |
The tours are about one hour and 45 minutes. Lines can be long but we only waited about 10 minutes. If you go in the afternoon, the lines are shorter but check time of tours. They cut them off in mid afternoon. We got... More
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was outside seating and I believe some tables over by motel (which is right next door)
Elizabeth P
April 18, 2018|
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Response from tieknee2017 | Reviewed this property |
The main roads around the caverns are pretty wide, but when you get closer to the caverns the roads are narrower and I remember a few turns that I'm not sure a large camper would be able to handle easily.