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Penn's Cave

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222 Penns Cave Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828-8103
+1 814-364-1664
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We were traveling thru Pa and like to do craving. We stopped at Penns Cave because it is a water... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JimS628
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Jacksonville
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Cool way to see a cave

This boat tour takes you through underground caves in a unique way. We enjoyed the tour very much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer E
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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) *Farm-nature-wildlife park tour by tour bus Open April-Nov) *Off-road mountain tour (June-Nov, advance reservation only-limited availability for this special tour) Miners Maze, gemstone panning, Visitors Center, gift shop, Cave Cafe Free Parking
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (82 reviews)
“wildlife park” (41 reviews)
“gift shop” (74 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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222 Penns Cave Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828-8103
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"boat ride"
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"gift shop"
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"day trip"
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"paved path"
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"state college"
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"longhorn cattle"
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"worth the trip"
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"bison burger"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were traveling thru Pa and like to do craving. We stopped at Penns Cave because it is a water filled cave. The guided tour was fun and informative. The site also has some animals in a large penned area as well.

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for stopping by when traveling through Pennsylvania! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your adventure at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park and we certainly hope you decide to visit again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This boat tour takes you through underground caves in a unique way. We enjoyed the tour very much but one shortcoming was that the lights, and therefore your ability to see everything, are controlled by the guide. As you’re in a boat you don’t really...More

Thank Jennifer E
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Jennifer, we're grateful for your candid feedback, as we appreciate any insight on how we can improve. Our cave is stunning, and our Tour Guides attempt to do their best to show the natural beauty and formations. We have addressed your concerns with our Cavern...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s been 40 years for some of us and brand new for others. We arrived at 1030 and were scheduled for 1050. Great guide on our boat and it was grand trip through the cavern. Lots of grade schoolers there and the staff handled everything...More

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It's great to hear you were satisfied with our boat tour through the cave! We hope that the new visitors from your group loved the tour just as much as you did 40 years ago. Thank you for coming back to spend the day with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a day here with our kids (5 & 7) everyone had a great time! We did the maze, cave boat trip and the wildlife tour and enjoyed all of them! Reasonably priced and lots of fun!

Thank Catherine D
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Here at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, we take pride in the variety of family-friendly services we offer! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Have a great day, Catherine!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wherever we travel in the world, we try to always visit at least one cave per trip. This trip was no different - except this time, instead of walking through the cave, we got to tour the cave in a boat. We didn't have to...More

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, Harry. We're glad that we share the same fascination for caves! It's so nice to relax and take in all of that beauty, and information that our guides provide. We hope to see...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Penn's Cave in April and had a great time with our guide, Marty. The cave is toured in a small boat making for a unique look at the formations.

Thank Mark S
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Mark, we are super happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park. Our tour guides love to hear that they have provided a memorable experience! Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Called in whilst visiting family nearby. The visitor center in State College had highly recommended visiting. A cold Tuesday in early March wasn't the busiest and unfortunately the farm wasn't open. We did though visit the cave which was very good. Guide very knowledgable and...More

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

Thank you for stopping by Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, Simon! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the cave and we hope to see you return to check out the other attractions that we to offer. Thanks again and take care.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Penn's Cave is toured by boat. Unlike most caves in the US, the entrance to this cave is large and open. The cave is entirely flooded. With most water-filled caves, frequent changes in the water levels knock down cave formations. However, Penn's cave has very...More

1  Thank Karla G
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this very detailed review about Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, Karla. We are thrilled to hear that you are impressed by the natural sights we offer and welcome you back any time for another...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Totally worth the drive!! This was one of the nearest caves I’ve seen. Beautiful and very different!

Thank kel m
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thanks for the great review. We're so happy you agree that Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park is worth the drive! We are delighted to hear that you all had a wonderful time and hope to see you back again.

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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

It looks like a different world. Of course the cave is very nice, and I also like the area of cave located. It is actually a very beautiful farm. If you a busy guy always stay at big city, Penn’s cave is a great place...More

Thank Wulin Z
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2017

We're very grateful for your glowing thoughts on Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park. Our mission is to provide family entertainment in a beautiful and friendly atmosphere, as the satisfaction of our guests is our priority. We hope you find yourself craving another relaxing visit to...More

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brittany G
May 12, 2018|
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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.
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Cathy L
June 29, 2017|
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Response from Eric L | Reviewed this property |
yes, it's quite easy to get in and out of the boat. They have a concrete dock with solid metal railings that the boat Moors up against. Yes there is a weight limit for the total boat and per person but I don't remember what... More
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Jacklyn P
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Terri S | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for your question..There are hotel properties in the nearby town of State College, PA with pools, but we don't believe that there are any with sprinklers, etc. Our local Visitors Bureau would be very happy to... More
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