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Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park

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Address: 222 Penns Cave Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828-8103
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+1 814-364-1664
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

America's only all-water cavern & farm-nature-wildlife park. The only...

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

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Excellent boat tour

After a surprise visit from family we needed something authentic to share as a memory. Finding this park and he cave was definitely that, and exceeded our expectations. Well... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Midwest2005
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After a surprise visit from family we needed something authentic to share as a memory. Finding this park and he cave was definitely that, and exceeded our expectations. Well managed, highly efficient operation, and a very memorable exploration for all of us. Our boat guide was in training, and between he and his trainer did an excellent job. It's worth... More 

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park. Our talented team does their very best to give you the most memorable time imaginable. Maintenance, efficiency, and a love of what we do make us a unique family adventure. Come back soon for the same great experience! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited in April 2017. Took our 5 year old and 18 month old. We had a great time! The cave is awesome and though I was nervous at first the little boat was quite steady. We did the wildlife tour also and that was probably better than the cave. The tour guide was awesome. She would call the animals... More 

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, responded to this review

We're so glad that you and your little ones enjoyed your visit with Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park! We take pride in our wildlife and our amazing team. They work hard to bring you the best experience possible, to give you memories you'll share for a lifetime. Our tours are perfect for the whole family, and we hope you'll come... More 

Bengaluru, India
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great boat tour. Dave was a fantastic guide. It's expensive, but worth it. The gift shop has very reasonably-priced T-shirts.

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review! Great experiences, wonderful memories, and beautiful wildlife are priceless. We'll pass the praise along to our hard working team, and we all hope to see you again very soon! More 

Seneca, Pennsylvania, United States
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97 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park is an astonishing little getaway with several activities to experience. First of all, Penn's Cave lies on a large self-sustaining farm. Penn's Cave Boat Tour: Enjoy a breath-taking and scenic boat right through Penn's Cave exploring various formations of stalagmites and stalactites and the many passages of this cave. Learn the history of the cave... More 

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very thorough insight on Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park. We will be sure to pass along your comments to everyone who came across your path. Your feedback is reassurance that our team is doing an amazing job providing our guests with a memorable and highly informative experience. Words cannot express how much we value... More 

Pittsburgh
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cave is absolutely astonishing! Really great history given by the tour guide and just breathtaking to look at. I took away one star because I wish it would have a lower price point to be accessible to more people (with a large family, the admission costs add up quickly!) I also felt that the colored lights were a little... More 

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us your feedback! It's always nice to hear back from another guest that enjoyed all the natural beauty we have to offer here at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park! While our prices may be a bit high for some people, we believe that the experience offered is well worth the admission cost. We're glad that you enjoyed... More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty cool to float through a cave on a bit but I actually got motion suck with all the rocking of the boat wen it stopped. Our boat seemed over loaded with people and a few ahem... above average size people.

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Terri S, Owner at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Eric, thanks for reviewing Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park! We agree, it is pretty cool to float through a cave. Slight motion sickness is definitely a risk, but we think it's worth it to be able to tour a cave! If you want to avoid the rocking of the waves, we encourage you to check out our wildlife tour.... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I are very conflicted on how to rate Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park. We wish we could rate the two separately. We would rate the cave a 5/5, but the wildlife park only a 2/5. To start, we loved the cave tour! The guides were knowledgable, and the inside of the cave was incredible. It was totally... More 

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hello, Stephanie. While we are happy to hear that you and your boyfriend enjoyed Penn's Cave so much, we regret that you found the Wildlife Park dissatisfying. We understand that the living environments of some of our animals may be different than what some visitors may expect. We are mandated by the state to keep certain species inside enclosures and... More 

Canton, Michigan
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150 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy afternoon and I was a bit skeptical about the success of cave exploring in the rain with two small kids. Turns out they loved it, and it was such a unique experience. The cave is amazing and there's nothing like going through it in the boat. Even though I really enjoyed all the information the... More 

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, responded to this review

We're so thrilled to hear that your children loved their time here at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, Jessika. Our caves and tours are a beautiful and unique experience that everyone must see for themselves. We sincerely hope you and your family will find the time to visit us again! More 

Kearny, New Jersey
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I've always wanted to visit here and I finally got the chance and I wasn't disappointed. A group of 7 of us went - including two children ages 11 and 7. We started with the wildlife tour which was about 90 minutes by bus and fairly informative. It was like a backstage pass at a zoo. We saw black... More 

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, responded to this review

We're so excited to hear that you were finally able to visit us here at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, Laura! Our park is a fantastic place for people of all ages and we know how much kids love our maze. Your feedback regarding our staff is appreciated, as we know how hard they work to make each guest experience... More 

New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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178 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Penn's Cave was such a fabulous find for us! Such a cool boat ride through such interesting caverns! A total "must experience!!" So unique, fun and interesting! We had an awesome tour guide who was so engaging, fun and informative! You have to be able to climb up and down MANY steep stairs to get to and from the boat... More 

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, responded to this review

It's great to hear you had such an amazing time here at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, Donna! Everyone here works hard to provide all of our visitors with the best experience possible, even if it means rigorous exercise! It's always nice to hear that our guides do such a good job at informing all of our visitors and keeping... More 

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