Lost River Caverns
Lost River Caverns
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Caverns & CavesGeologic Formations
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Deborah K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience for adults and children.
    Went with my twin grandchildren (11 years old). They absolutely loved it! The tour guide was amazing and at the end they sifted through sand to hunt for gems! I would highly recommend visiting this site.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 4, 2024
  • Hunybe
    Boca Raton, Florida9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful family experience
    Brought my grandchildren there. It was the first time they were ever in a cave. They loved it! Our guide Jay was great. Sprinkled some humor in with all the information. My grandchildren loved getting cave kisses which are droplets of water. After the cave tour they really enjoyed the gift shop. Got some really cute necklaces. And they didn't gouge you with the prices. Really nice place! We want to go again in the summer when the gem mine is functioning.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 10, 2024
  • bobkat111
    90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small, but very nice
    Although it is a small cave, it is very interesting to see the different formations of Rock. The tour guide was very informative. The tour took about 20 minutes. There is a picnic table across the street by a stream to eat. There is a nice rail trail for biking near by called Saucon trail. If you want to see a large cave try Laurie Caverns in VA. Lost river was only 1.5 hour drive for us so it was convenient.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 6, 2024
  • travelzoom2016
    Southington, Connecticut127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a stop
    The tour was about 50 minutes and did not disappoint. Our guide was nice and very informative. It is a small cavern but very pretty and filled with interesting formations. I can see where someone could speed through the cavern because it is small. You need to listen to your guide and enjoy your surroundings. Our guide was kind enough to let us do that.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 26, 2024
  • Trek61086089340
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Wonderful Visit to Lost River Caverns
    Lost River Caverns is a very nice cave and worth a look. Abi was our guide and she did a fantastic job! Very pleasant, respectful, and informative. There's a nice little gift shop at the end of the tour that sells all kinds of rocks and misc. tools for your own rock hobbies.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 1, 2024
  • Luke G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Cave Visit
    It was amazing to see all of the cave and our tour guide was amazing! We went to a 10:30 appointment on Friday 6/28 and she made so many great jokes and made it fun for all ages. There were only 6 people on our tour so it was very personalized and fun!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 29, 2024
  • AnneMarie N
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Day Trip!!!
    I took my grandchildren to Lost River Canyons. Staff were pleasant and had a lot of information to share. Parking was close to the caverns. The timed entry kept the amount of people in the caverns comfortable. What I appreciated was the gift shop. The prices were extremely reasonable and ensured that the kids could get souvenirs without breaking the bank. It was a great day trip and would highly recommend it.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2024
  • Lauren B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gem
    So beautiful and wonderful to see such an old cavern. First cave visit ever and it was awesome. Nice loop around the caverns with the tour. Guide was wonderful and I learned a lot while enjoying myself.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 14, 2024
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Berlinguy030
Hackettstown, NJ91 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
I was taken through a very short set of cave tunnels while the guide mechanically recited her “script”. It was very noisy in there, since they had pumps running to help keep the tunnel dry. The “museum” is a ratty-looking, old, dusty collection of random stuff. It was not worth the price, and laughable when you compare it to the amazing Crystal Cave near Kutztown, PA—definitely go there instead!
Written July 24, 2020
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BobMyr
NY417 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
The best part of the visit is seeing the kitschy "museum" at the entrance, so get there about 20 minutes before your tour to check it out. It's a fairly short and sweet tour, so calling this attraction "Caverns" is a bit of an overstatement. Worth a trip if you are in the area. Be aware that because of COVID you should call ahead to make a reservation.
Written April 8, 2021
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ab1324
Morris County, NJ135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Our family drove over an hour from NJ for the tour. If we would have known how short the tour really was we would have nixed the idea. It really was not worth the long drive. The staff were friendly and the tour guide did a good job on the history of the cave and it has some interesting points but it definitely was quick. 30 minutes max. If you are a local its one thing but for an extended drive...don't bother. The museum/gift shop area is very old and dusty but had some good little treasures in it if you look around. The only other complaint was the staff member who rang us up in the gift shop took forever. You can tell they are not used to a lot of business at once.
Written August 10, 2020
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CFV
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The cavern is awesome. My husband and I as well as our two 11 year old and 13 year old grandsons were amazed! However, our tour guide, Maddie, spoke using a high pitched voice in such a sing-song manner that we had a difficult time deciphering what she said. I asked her to repeat some facts a couple of times but finally gave up. What could have been a fantastic tour was only okay.
Written September 4, 2022
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Todd C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
It is cold at 52 degrees but it not cold like you need warmer clothes. We wore shorts and it felt nice temperature wise underground. The tour guide was funny and you can tell she cares about her job and what she does even telling jokes which made it cool for our kids. Seeing the colors and learning about the queen room was very interesting. We drove 1 1/2 hours and it lasts about 45-60 minutes. Well worth it as it’s a unique experience.
Written April 13, 2023
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PalmTreeLuvr
Brooklyn, NY15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
I was not able to go through this cavern as it was tight, narrow, low ceiling, definitely not for anyone with claustrophobia. My boyfriend was able to and enjoyed it. Interesting story, still family owned. Takes about 30 mins. Not for kids under 7 yrs old, you cannot touch anything.
Written August 18, 2022
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Diane O
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Great tour into the caverns. Our guide was Emily who, although said she had only returned to work there after a few years hiatus, was knowledgeable, interesting and kind. Our group had a number of younger children with us and she made sure they were OK when she lowered the lights to show some interesting mineral specimens that they have. Tour was about an hour. Very nice people who work in the gift shop. Our granddaughter bought a bag of sand to discover gems. There were actually a lot of very pretty rocks and crystals in it! Highly recommend.
Written August 15, 2022
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DevonGene
Devon, PA30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
My wife and I visited yesterday, and it was a totally satisfactory experience. This cave is only modest in size, but met our needs for a nice tour. We had checked the info for several caverns within a reasonable daytrip distance from our home in Devon. We chose this one because if its relative accessibility. We are not good with steps, and the two other choices had 71 and 210 steps, respectively. Lost River Caverns has a couple of 18 degree ramps, but these are manageable. There are about six steps inside the cave, but they have a sturdy handrail, and about 8 to get to the entrance. In fact, handrails are provided nearly throughout the tour on any non-level surfaces. it is a cave, after all, and they tend to be underground, so this was a relatively easy choice. Our guide was knowledgeable. There were only a couple of duck-unders (not too challenging) and no very tight squeezes. The floor is wet in most places, so closed shoes with good treads are recommended.

The gift shop and museum are a little dated, but, we were there for the cave, not the shopping.
Written May 17, 2021
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nomadicnyer
ny5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We were traveling by car on a family vacation and we decided to stop here because the location was a good partway point on our way back home to get out, stretch legs, and explore caverns. Our group consisted of 4 adults, 2 children ages 5 & 8, and a toddler. Purchased tix online while enroute. Pros: a diversion from a long car ride home. Cons: the number of people in our group tour was much too large for the small spaces of the tour and more importantly, it was difficult to hear the tour guide; The tour-guard was mediocre at best; the tour-guard needed to be attentive to the guest that was on crutches (and was allowed to join the tour late regardless of the fact that latecomers would not be accommodated according to the website) so as not to be injured; it was scary to see another group that allowed elderly people who obviously had difficulty walking on level ground that were allowed to tour considering the dark, slippery and inclined underground paths. I would not recommend this to a friend.
Written August 16, 2021
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mbhoakct76
Winsted, CT140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This is a smaller cave for the area. Its a quick walking tour but beautiful just the same. The cave is mostly natural , not alot of colored lighting or fancy walkways. But still comfy to walk. Lots of formations that were interesting. My husband liked the small museum. Not very far from town so its a easy stop off the highway.
Written October 26, 2021
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