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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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We had a little time to burn and were in Hershey so it was only about a ten minute drive a definite must see if you go to Hershey park. I have an 8 and a 9 year old and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a little time to burn and were in Hershey so it was only about a ten minute drive a definite must see if you go to Hershey park. I have an 8 and a 9 year old and they loved . There is a big flight of outdoor stairs to get to the caverns I believe there is... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was a tour guide here back in the 1970s and have recently gone back for a visit. The cave is one of the best in PA and has many different formations. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour has changed from when I was there, but it added to my enjoyment. Yes, there are a lot of steps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting guided tour of the caverns. Nice cool break during hot and humid weather. A sweater may be necessary at other times. You will need to walk down several steps and walkway to get to the entrance and walk back up after tour. May be difficult for some. I have been there multiple times with guests over the last 40... More 

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Mechancisburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time with the grand-daughters! $18 for adults and $10 for kids. There is a discount for seniors. 72 steps down to the entrance of the cavern and of course 72 back up! Guides are informed and knowledgeable!

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Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to several caverns as a kid and decided to take my husband here since he's never seen one. We both really enjoyed the tour and were able to get lots of really neat pics. The tour was about 1 hour long and was worth the ticket price in our opinion. Our tour guide was great and was... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to feel a real experience of "exploring" a cavern you should go there. The place is amazing and our tour guide, Andres, is very knowledgeable and nice. I definitely recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kayla was our guide and she rocked! Very upbeat demeanor, she seemed interested in our group and the questions they asked. 52 degrees year round, some might want to bring a sweater or hoody. A lot of great information and storytelling. There weren't any places that were too tight or anxiety causing for a claustrophobic. The calcite deposits were stunning!... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here twice in 2013. The first time was probably in the beginning of the summer, because it was really crowded, and hard to get a good picture of one of the really beautiful sections in the back. The next time was at the end of the season so there weren't so many people there and I was able... More 

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Mertztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The caverns were spectacular. Our tour guide, Bethany, was a charm. She told of the history & fun stories in each of the caverns. My brother-in-law was there about 30 yrs ago. He was impressed with the upgrades and how better it is to see the caverns now. A must go see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of six and our tour lasted about an hour and a half. The guide was very knowledgable. There are about 70 steps to get down to the cave and several sections of stairs inside the cave. They do have benches on the staircase landings in case anyone needs to rest on the way up.

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