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“Interesting Cave in Central PA”
Review of Indian Caverns

Indian Caverns
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Owner description: Underground cavern full of rock formations.
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had some time to kill after attending a PSU football game so decided to visit Indian Caverns which is about a 30 min. drive. Tours leave on the hour and we got there just about 10 minutes before the next tour left. As we traveled across the rickety bridge we wondered what was in store for us. The gift shop/entrance to the cave sits literally perched on the hillside. We parked and walked up the small incline to get tickets, which are reasonably priced. We browsed the very small gift shop--prices are reasonable andyoung children will enjoy it. There is also a panning for gold area right outside the gift shop that the kids will like, too. The tour started promptly and there were about a dozen or so people. Although humorous and knowledgeable of the cave/formations, the tour guide was hard to hear/understand and spoke quickly. The cave has a constant temperature of 56 degrees so you may need a light jacket/sweater. My son did not and was comfortable in his tee shirt. As in most caves, there are some wet areas and some gravelly areas that might be somewhat slick if you are wearing sandals/flip flops. We all wore sneakers so had no problem. All in all the tour was very good. We finished up back at the entrance almost exactly 1 hr. later. It was a nice side trip to end the day.

3  Thank roxyBoalsburg
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

My husband and I took our two grandchildren to this cave chose this one basically from what we saw on the internet. Was not disappointed with the cave itself, it was enjoyable and interesting. However the tour guide was a dud. Mr Negativity, no personality, acted liked he couldn't get through the tour fast enough. Didn't even interact with the kids. Wonder how many people won't go back because of him. The gift shop was a joke, very limited selection to choose from with T shirts and the other souvenirs were over priced and junky looking. Have to admit we weren't charged the full price which was nice considering how bad the tour guide was. .

1  Thank DanAErie
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

I've visited caves from Texas to Canada and this locally owned and operated attraction is one of the best. The gift shop was charming and even offered Indian inspired souvenirs and fish food to feed the many trout in the little stream running through the property.

2  Thank DallasFoodDiva
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

It was terrible! my husband and I decided to take our daughter who was 5 at the time and it was probably the worst experience ever. there was nothing tolook at, the gift shop was terrible, and i would just never go back! I do not recomend this to anyone! sorry.

Thank Alicia H
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

This is 1 of 5 caves/caverns I have visited thus far in Pennsylvania. The tour guide actually interpreted and educated me even more than the previous 4 cave tours. (This is not to take away anything from the tour guides at the other caves). He also carefully explained the complete history of the cavern and its use since prehistoric times, including but not limited to the Native American history and artifacts found in the cave, local folklore connected with the cave as well as the description and identification of the formations that are found extensivly inside. It is the largest limestone cavern in the state of Pennsylvania. Indian Caverns is a "living" cavern – the majority of the dripstone and flowstone formations are still active and growing 1 cubic inch every 120 years. There are countless speleothems (cave formations) in the cavern, including stalactites, stalagmites, columns, soda straws, cave coral, drapery, popcorn, sawtooth, some small helectites, a rimstone pool, and the largest sheet of flowstone in the northeast that we refer to as "The Frozen Niagra."

4  Thank Adam C
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