Lost River Caverns

Lost River Caverns, Hellertown: Hours, Address, Lost River Caverns Reviews: 4/5

Lost River Caverns
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Caverns & Caves • Geologic Formations
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
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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CDR G$
Philadelphia, PA435 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
A homage to annual family vacation attractions of yore. Before the tour of the caverns and viewing of the Lost River a museum describing the history and geology of the caverns is available for viewing. The museum also contains a collection of antique firearms. Tours are timed and guided. Our guide, Toby was well rehearsed and deadpan in delivery but was informative and was able to capably answer the questions of visitors. As with all cave tours surfaces can be uneaten and slippery so wear a solid pair of shows or sneakers and hold on to available handrails. Online reservations are recommended for the date of visit and tour time otherwise you may spend more time in the museum or gift shop than you otherwise would. There is a picnic area and a simulated gold/gem panning activity if you are interested. Though the attraction and amenities are showing some age the price is more than reasonable and fair for the experience.
Written August 2, 2021
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Enterprise_J
Bear, DE102 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
I know these aren’t the best or largest caverns in the state but for its size the staff seemed very proud of their attraction and made the experience very pleasant. Our tour guide, Hunter, was very knowledgeable about the formations and history of the cavern. The caverns are not very spacious so we were able to complete the tour in about 30-40 minutes. The price was reasonable and there is a small gift shop which contained souvenirs. The staff was also very safety conscious and always warning us about hazards above or tight spaces. They also offer hand sanitizer before and after the tour.
Written October 26, 2020
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BobMyr
NY410 contributions
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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Berlinguy030
Omaha, NE66 contributions
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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mbhoakct76
Winsted, CT136 contributions
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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nomadicnyer
ny5 contributions
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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DevonGene
Devon, PA29 contributions
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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Brian C
Montclair, NJ240 contributions
Jul 2021
Lost River Caverns is a nice, easy way to learn the basics about caves. It is great for kids. We took our kids there years ago and just took our grandkids. The cave and the tour are both compact so the tours are a short 35 or so minutes. As with all attractions like this, your guide will make a huge difference on how good/entertaining your experience is. Our guide on this trip was Maria who was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and made it a point to make sure she was talking to everyone. There is also a short nature trail and picnic area at Lost River Caverns.
Written July 20, 2021
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ab1324
Morris County, NJ131 contributions
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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Jill C
Phoenixville, PA3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Tour guide was informative and funny, the collection of local and foreign artifacts was super cool, the cave was small but rich with history and visuals of slow time passing. Grateful that the family maintains and shares this place with the public. Great little adventure!
Written January 2, 2022
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