We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Penn's Cave

Features Animals
Closed today: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
Great or not, depends on who is with you in the boat

I have done this twice, one time was absolutely amazing our guide had wonderful stories, the people... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2018
Jay D
,
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Beautiful pit stop

My family used this attraction as a pit stop on our way to Ohio. It was only half hour off our... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
joylugo85
,
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
via mobile
Read all 521 reviews
637
All photos (637)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“boat ride”(91 reviews)
“wildlife park”(44 reviews)
“gift shop”(80 reviews)
About
America's only all-water cavern & farm-nature-wildlife park. The only cave in Pennsylvania placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Three fully-guided tours: *Cavern tour only by boat (Not handicapped accessible: Open Feb-Dec...more
Closed today
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
222 Penns Cave Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828-8103
Website
+1 814-364-1664
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (521)
Filter reviews
510 results
Traveler rating
291
174
34
3
8
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
291
174
34
3
8
Show reviews that mention
All reviews boat ride wildlife park gift shop tour guide mountain lion bring a jacket day trip rock formations light jacket longhorn cattle entire tour state college worth the trip bison burger visitor center maze boats
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 510 reviews
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

I have done this twice, one time was absolutely amazing our guide had wonderful stories, the people in the boat were respectful and that just made all of the beautiful views so much more remarkable to take in. Unfortunately the other time I had a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jay D
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Jay, thank you for your recent visit, and for sharing your experience with us. We do understand that those who join in on the adventure can greatly alter an experience of others on the tour, and everyone on our Penn’s Cave Team, especially our...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

My family used this attraction as a pit stop on our way to Ohio. It was only half hour off our route. The drive was breathtaking. We only did the boat tour through the cave but there's so many options. The boat ride was so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank joylugo85
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for stopping by Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park on your way to Ohio. We are happy to hear that the whole family had a memorable experience and we hope you all will visit us again. Take care and drive safely!

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Love it! Penn’s cave is always awesome the animals are great! And we always go during the nittany tractor show. Lots of fun!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank J S
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Thank you for your review of Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park! We are thrilled that you enjoy looking at all of the animals and love joining us for the day! Our team is looking forward to working with you again in the future, take care.

Reviewed October 30, 2018

Wonderful trip via small boat through caves. We were there over Halloween weekend and our guide was dressed as a banana! He did a nice job supplying us with lots of info (even though he used a very odd accent when he spoke to us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dontstayathome
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Our team is delighted to hear of your adventure! We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your trip and hope that you decide to visit us again. Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

Reviewed October 28, 2018

If you are interested in spelunking but maybe you don't like the idea of climbing down into a deep dark cave... so now you can - in a comfortable guided boat tour! Definitely worth checking out.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BrucePGH412
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience! Our team certainly hopes you decide to visit us again - have a great day.

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Awesome time. Boat ride through the cave and 90 minute bus ride to see all the animals. Very informative and friendly staff. Great gift shop and good food.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank laurhoff
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

We're very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park! We always appreciate it when our guests reach out to tell us about the awesome time they've had here. Thanks for your kind words! Have a...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We drove up from Hershey for the day. First we have been to lots of caverns/caves, we have even been to one that you ride in a boat for a short time. However, this one you ride in a boat the entire trip. They only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Snowybears
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

We're very happy to hear you had a great time! We try to provide the best experience we can at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, so it's always appreciated when our customers reach out to tell us that we're living up to that. Thanks for...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

The cave boat ride is excellent. Enjoyed seeing the natural beauty of the caves. Our tour guide did a great job. The entire grounds are well kept, and very pretty. The wildlife tour is wonderful, our tour guide Alexis, did a outstanding job. So enjoyable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yukons120
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

We're happy to hear you had a great time with us, Mary. We take pride in our knowledgeable, friendly staff - so it's always appreciated when our customers go out of their way to notify us of their good work. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We stopped on our way home from vacation. Only went in gift shop and toured the cave by boat. There are other activities offered. Enjoyed the rock formations in cave and tour guide narration. Boat goes outside at midpoint of tour to turn around and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank djstu4
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you for dropping by! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed that rock formations and tour guide and hope that you will join us again next time you're driving through! Thank you for your review, take care.

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

On Saturday I went with two friends on the Penn's Cave Wildlife Tour. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. We were on a bus with a driver guide. Our guide, Cheyanne, was very knowledgeable about the animals and the in some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda W
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you for your review, Linda! We are glad to hear that you were pleasantly surprised with how much you liked our wildlife tour! Our team is committed to ensuring that everyone's experiences on their tours is outstanding and we are glad that yours was!...More

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Econo Lodge Motel
68 reviews
9.07 miles away
Quality Inn
160 reviews
9.44 miles away
Wyndham Garden State College
6 reviews
10.29 miles away
Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
576 reviews
10.37 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 11 nearby restaurants
Brothers Pizza
49 reviews
4.62 miles away
Pizza Heaven
6 reviews
2.93 miles away
Hummingbird Room
5 reviews
3.31 miles away
The Express Casual Dining
7 reviews
4.51 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 5 nearby attractions
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
68 reviews
6.86 miles away
Poe Valley State Park
34 reviews
8.50 miles away
Talleyrand Park
75 reviews
9.01 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
robertcapaldo25
January 7, 2019|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from DJandSmokey | Reviewed this property |
I really don’t remember but you can check the website. They did have combination tickets depending on what you wanted to see.
0
Votes
Kimberly R
August 15, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from lorisR7414ZE | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen them. It’s well worth the money.
0
Votes
brittany G
May 12, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
The cave tour is not. There are steep steps to the boats and then the issue of getting in and out of the boats.
0
Votes