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Indian Echo Caverns

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Address: 368 Middletown Rd, Hummelstown, PA 17036-8815
Phone Number: 717-566-8131
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Natural Splendor along the Swatara.Like many caverns in the Mid-Atlantic...

Natural Splendor along the Swatara.Like many caverns in the Mid-Atlantic states, Indian Echo Caverns is a limestone cave. Cut through Beekmantown limestone, which is over 440 million years old, they were formed through the erosive properties of water. As time progressed, geological forces led to an "uplift" of the surrounding limestone, eventually allowing more and more water to flow through the formation. As the water flowed over the limestone, it began to create small crevices, these small crevices led to larger ones, and eventually, over a series of millions of years, it created the caverns as they are today.The temperature inside the caverns is 52 degrees year around.

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Place to beat the summer time heat!

I wasn't to sure about this place. However after going was really surprised how nice it was not to mention a place to beat the summertime heat! Our guide was really informative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I wasn't to sure about this place. However after going was really surprised how nice it was not to mention a place to beat the summertime heat! Our guide was really informative and also if you go try to go earlier in the day less crowded and smaller groups into the cave. The caves are actually pretty big, larger than... More 

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Thank Joe N
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Literally, 5 minutes from Hershey Park. Worth the money. A tour guide escorts groups of people (about 20 at a time). Usually 2-3 tours going on at same time. About 5 different rooms of various sizes are shown in caverns, some 50 ft high. Be prepared (see photos) to walk 71 steps down on well maintained covered concrete steps with... More 

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Hanson, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great time-just made it in time for the last tour of the day! Amazing cavern and the tour guide was very animated! Fun excursion

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Thank jdean12345
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The caverns were fantastic. The meeting room was nice. I enjoyed the outdoor picnic table area for our group.

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Thank Connie P
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family was here visiting from Japan and I took them here. I had never been Here myself so it was new to me as well. It was a bit pricey but it was well worth it. It was beautiful inside the cavern and we received a great history lesson as well. There was an added bonus they had animals... More 

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Thank Cicely M
Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Indian Echo Caverns was a great place to go and see the beauty of what lies underground. The staff is friendly, the tour guides are very knowledgable and informative and are ready to answer all questions. Prepare to spend around 45 minutes underground in 52 degree temperatures (which felt great on the hot day we visited) and to walk down... More 

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Everett, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 9 yr old really wanted to stop here on our way home after Hershey park. It is really close to Hershey Park. The tour guide was really good (Mike) and lasted almost an hour. Be sure to wear sneakers it is wet and dark. The kids loved the mining. Good stop before a long drive home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a very hot day and it was very relaxing to go underground.The temperature is 52F.It is wet inside and I would recommend wearing sneakers.There is a tour guide who explains the history and has some fun stories to share.There are 71 steps to get down to the entrance to the cave.Good to spend a couple hours as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive at $18/adult. The cave is beautiful and our tour guide, Cam, was great and knowledgeable. It is a lot of walking - down the stairs (and then back up) and through the cave itself, but if you are able-bodied you will be fine. The kids enjoyed it too.

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Malaga, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here, on a quick trip to Hershey Park. We throughly enjoyed our visit, with one exception, we had been driving for quite sometime, and needed to use the facilities, upon our arrival. Unfortunately, both the men's and women's restrooms were disgusting. None of the toilets flushed, and were overflowing with waste and tissue. We had to leave, and... More 

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