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Indian Echo Caverns

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Address: 368 Middletown Rd., Hummelstown, PA 17036
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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Nature near Hershey PA

Its 15 minutes from Harrisburg or Hershey. Need less than an hour to complete the tour and shop around in their gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its 15 minutes from Harrisburg or Hershey. Need less than an hour to complete the tour and shop around in their gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My pops and I visited this caverns in October 2014 and it was very enjoyable! They have a gem mill/sleuth with a wooden waterwheel to buy rocks for a few dollars and you use the sleuth to get rid of the sand and reveal your gems. Some might think it is a sham, but we thought it was pretty fun.... More 

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting place to visit; it was an experience that was quite different from anything I have done recently. I would recommend stopping for a few hours if you are nearby and are looking for something different than anything you might find in nearby Hershey.

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Thank Andy B
Warsaw, Virginia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breath taking views and our guide, Elizabeth, was very informative and entertaining. The tour was enjoyable and the views were beautiful. I loved the stories from the caverns and how they came about.

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Thank Blondie1313
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide was excellent. It was a 45 minute tour underground in the caverns. Our guide talked about a little bit of history of the caverns, the geology, and many fun stories. It was fascinating. The kids were blown away by all of the formations. They have a cute gift shop and a playground. I would definitely recommend this... More 

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Thank Melissa B
Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great place for the family.. Great tour ...spectacular views ever for the winter.. Will def come back.. In the summer or springtime. Goats are extremely friendly too..

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Thank Rick C
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

My grandparents live about 10-minutes from IEC however I don't recall ever going there as a child. Doing some research in the area for holiday visit we found IEC and was so pleased. Caverns themselves are remarkable. In early 1900s some explorers found a small box with gold coins from around the world that make you curious and wonder the... More 

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Thank Hokie1200
New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Hidden gem! It's a great activity for all ages. Interesting tour led by knowledgeable tour guide (we had Dave). No set start time. Tours left as enough people gathered. Lasted about an hour. Small petting zoo with animal food for purchase. Playground too. They have a coupon on their website.

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Naugatuck, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Nice budget cavern tour, has some great natural features, and history, good for a quick stop on arrival or departure from the Hershey/ Harrisburg area.

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Thank Manuel S
York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This isn't the biggest cave system we've visited but it was very nice and felt intimate. We both liked the small pools of fresh water that are in the cave. The tour was not bad. Although I would have liked the tour to include more history and facts and less of the really silly made up stories about the formations.... More 

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