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“So much fun” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howe Caverns

Howe Caverns
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Owner description: 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!
Utica, New York
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“So much fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Great natural fun right in out own back yard. Learning about how these are formed is so cool. A must due in NY

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Schenectady, NY
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Go on an underground adveture!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

We ate at the brunch buffett which was really delicious and then enjoyed a great tour of one of the wonders of the northeast.

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Albany, New York
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61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice place to go on a hot day.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

Pleasant setting with nice views. Tour is guided. They have an underground river with a boat ride. There's a gift shop and snacks. Kids love it!

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Bangor, Maine
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199 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“great family trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

we've gone a couple of times taking different family members there for the day. Wonderful experience both time.

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Colonie, New York
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“If you have never been here, its well worth the trip, fascinating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

I have been to these caves 30 years ago on school trips and with friends, it was always awe inspiring. Now with a 7 and 8 year old, we went back to see the caves through their eyes. They were just as amazed at how a real cave 'works', and with the boat ride all the way to a waterfall, its really cool. They have added ropes and a zip line, we did both and it was a ton of fun. The cave exploration is too expensive in my opinion, but worth it at least once. The zip line and ropes are very reasonable and just a great time.

Visited August 2011
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