Howe Caverns

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Howe Caverns
Description:Basic tour of caverns lasts 80 minutes and includes both formations and a short boat ride through the public areas of the cavern. Gemstone "mining" using sluice for extra fee. Close to Iroquois Indian Museum and other sites - makes for a nice day trip, longer if you add in other historic sites in the area.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:255 Discovery Dr.
Address 2:
City:Howes Cave
State/Province:NY
Zip Code:12092
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Daily 9am-6pm, winter 9am-5pm, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Admission:$18 adults, $15 age 64+ or 12-15, $10 age 5-11, free age 4 and under - specialized tours more
Telephone:(518) 296-8900
Website:http://www.howecaverns.com/
R E V I E W S
Nancy R, Co-op Member
Our family enjoyed visiting Howe Caverns on a Monday afternoon in the summer but we did not expect so many other visitors. Our group had at least 25; many other large groups were moving through the caverns simultaneously. There was a photo-op at one natural feature we declined, a corny bridal altar, and the boat ride at the mid-point was a bit disappointing. On the return you will be asked if you want to take the Winding Way or a shortcut - don't miss the Winding Way! Incredible. After the tour, our kids enjoyed choosing a small geode to have sliced open. Although we did not visit it, an alternative right nearby is Secret Caverns, which features a 100-foot waterfall.
Valerie m, Co-op Member
A little expensive but a nice cave. Fairly typical cave tour although it does have a boat ride. There is rock sifting accross the parking lot which the kids love.

I haven't tried the adventure course yet but it looks fun.

There's also secret cave nearby which is a very different caving experience. The people there have a very interesting sense of humor and you can touch the cave walls there.
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