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Howe Caverns

255 Discovery Dr, Howes Cave, NY 12092
+1 518-296-8900
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Fun family experience

This was a fun experience and perfect for families. A lil pricey but doable. It's definitely cold... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kashfia T
Fascinating underground tour

We were fortunate in that we had almost no wait, we were the last tour of the day. Our tour guide... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alison S
New Jersey
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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!
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“zip line” (66 reviews)
“boat ride” (190 reviews)
“ropes course” (44 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
255 Discovery Dr, Howes Cave, NY 12092
+1 518-296-8900

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a fun experience and perfect for families. A lil pricey but doable. It's definitely cold so grab a hoodie. Tour guides are great and the boat ride was awesome.

Thank Kashfia T
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were fortunate in that we had almost no wait, we were the last tour of the day. Our tour guide was not as knowledgeable as some, but friendly and courteous. I love to be able to take pictures here, it's such an amazing geological...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided in the morning to try a weekend visit to the caves. We called to make a reservation, but it took hours for a return call, only to find they were busy and no reserved tours were available. No online options. We were already...More

Thank sklnurse2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on an afternoon tour with Mo. It was great. He made the tour really interesting and fun. We were in a great tour group, and we all seemed to enjoy ourselves. Loved the boat ride in the caverns and the path through the...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great attraction to see in NY. My wife and I wanted to see this place while visiting my parents. It was very easy to find, no parking fee, and lines were not long. We arrived about 11:45, the opened at 11:00 and the next tour...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun activity, though i think it is more geared to the kids not as much for adults. However if you like geology it's fun.

Thank LeahV80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like to go under ground you will love Howe Caverns but must get ther early to get in the mite be a long ways to go under ground only one elevator going down but once you get in to the caves you will...More

Thank JPB195528
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our families first visit to Howes Cavern. The hotel is clean. Employees are friendly. Prices were responsible. We will be back soon. Thank you for the hospitality.

Thank familyfirst42016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Howes Cave, NY is about a 3 1/2 to 4 hour drive from Southern Westchester County, with stops. It is a nice drive. Howe Caverns was our destination and it was not disappointing. There is history for me. My parents took me there. We took...More

Thank Grandma1943
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved my time with Howe Caverns immensely! The staff were all very nice and our tour guide, Sparky, was the best! He was funny and informative and a joy! The caverns themselves are amazing and breathtaking! There's a boat ride about half way through...More

Thank sbwpanda
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3 September 2017|
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Response from ChannahAbraham | Reviewed this property |
I've been through the cave three times in the last few years, but it's never been raining. If it were a light drizzle, I'd go, but other reviewers have been cancelled due to heavy rain flooding the cave, so really rainy... More
Sivan S
2 September 2017|
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Response from ilrich | Reviewed this property |
Yep, try taking video too, you might get a better result in dim conditions...
Sandy U
6 July 2017|
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Response from julescornwell | Reviewed this property |
Same reply as the rest. Very nice short ride, safe and not deep.

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