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Howe Caverns

255 Discovery Dr, Howes Cave, NY 12092
+1 518-296-8900
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Only visited cavern

We visited only the cavern as it was raining and we had no interest in the adventure park. We have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Geneseo, New York
We brought visitors from San Diego, CA

All four of us truly enjoyed our visit to Howe Caverns, ages 13 to 78. Our guide, Joe, was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Malta, New York
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At the great cave of the Northeast, an elevator takes you 156’below ground. The doors open into a prehistoric underground cavern 6,000,000 years in the making! Trained tour guides help negotiate the cave and teach about its magnificent natural features. Back on the surface, mine for gemstones at Howe Caverns Mining Co. Beginning summer 2011, enjoy the first phase of Howe High Adventures—featuring ropes courses, climbing walls, zip lines and more!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“zip line” (61 reviews)
“boat ride” (174 reviews)
“ropes course” (40 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
255 Discovery Dr, Howes Cave, NY 12092
+1 518-296-8900
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited only the cavern as it was raining and we had no interest in the adventure park. We have seen much larger, more elaborate caverns, but the guide, "Mo," was knowledgeable and personable. We were concerned about the # of steps because one person...More

Thank calsgrandma
Reviewed 1 week ago

All four of us truly enjoyed our visit to Howe Caverns, ages 13 to 78. Our guide, Joe, was very good. The only negative comment I would have is that the tour going in and through to the end was excellent, stopping at all the...More

Thank ritarey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely to explore caves and do something different & educational but still fun. Our 6 & 5 year old loved the boat ride & coloured lights. Long waits on the holiday weekend, best to go before the crowds arrive. Cave can feel a bit busy...More

Thank CJdurban
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family arrived without calling ahead. There were busloads of children awaiting to tour. However because of days of head rain the boat ride was cancelled in the caves and we decided not to wait and find out if the entire tour would be cancelled. We...More

Thank egbggill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here MDW and took the basic tour. Our tour guide was very sweet and projected the info about the site very well. She seemed to really enjoy her job. At the end we actually found out she was only 14. The cave itself...More

Thank AlyssaAdventures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok! the moment you enter a person walks to your car and says "$2 for parking, welcome to Howe Caverns", You say I am buying the ticket and going for the tour, yet the person repeats the same. You ask do I still pay for...More

2  Thank nepasider
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first visited Howe Caverns with my family as a very young child, and the wonder of its stalactites and stalagmites stayed with me until I returned over four decades later. Since that first return, I've been back three more times with friends who were...More

Thank ChannahAbraham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of five visited Howe Caverns. Tickets are 25 for adults and 21 for 12-15 year olds. We waited about 20 minutes and then the tour started. We had Griffin as our guide. We wore shorts and light coats, it was a little chilly....More

2  Thank Leah D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! Kids friendly adventure. We had lots of fun just dress warmly. They also provide outside cages for dogs if you travel with your companion.

Thank Magdalena J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had belated honeymoon at Howe Caverns back in 2012 and returned again in 2013. Now we return every other year for the spectacular caves that we just have to see again and again with family. I went here as a girl on field trips...More

Thank Gueneviere W
April I, General Manager at Howe Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am so happy to read this review! Please give me a call at 518-296-8900, I would love to speak with you!

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My son is in a boot cast, he can walk, but would you recommend going now? And how crowded are you Memorial Day? Looking for last minute ideas.
21 May 2017|
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Response from Terence O | Reviewed this property |
he will be able to travel through the caverns without any problems. There are some steps, but they should be very manageable. There are bypasses to the stairs if needed. Not sure about Memorial Day as we went in the... More
Joan B
Is it strenuous walk for = a 70+ y.o. recovering slightly still fr kidney cancer surgery? We plan to cone today since it is rainy. T.y.
12 April 2017|
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Response from srcesq | Reviewed this property |
It is not a strenuous walk, there are handrails because the walkway is damp and at some places u even. There is an elevator that you take to get into the cavern
Kelly C
What time does this close in Summer. We're coming in August. (I noticed right now they are closing at 3:00 off season)
9 March 2017|
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Response from April I | Property representative |
In August, we are open daily 9am to 6pm. We look forward to your visit.