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Howe Caverns, Howes Cave

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Explore the limestone caves at Howe Caverns. The brick walkways, handrails, and elevators make the journey easy. The traditional tour begins at the elevators and ends with a boat ride on the Lake of Venus, an underground body of water. Consider booking an adventure tour to see the undeveloped portion of the cave. You'll be provided with a suit to protect you from the moisture. After the tour, head to the Cave House Museum of Mining & Geology, which is inside a former hotel next door. Put Howe Caverns and other Howes Cave attractions into our Howes Cave trip itinerary planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Great tour, enjoyable people and scenery. Great fun for the family, a real learning experience. Wasn’t as chilly as people previously told me.  more »
  • I toured the caves with my mother and my two boys (ages 9 and 6). Very informative tour, neat for the kids too! They loved it! The fudge for sale at the gift shop was yummy! Also the aged cheese was d...  more »
  • When our original plans fell through, I suddenly read that Howe's Cavern was nearby (had vaguely heard of it, but was never sure where it was). Debated whether to go or not. $75 not cheap for a family...  more »
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  • Everyone young and old loved this place. Did the lantern tour ($37/person) and it took about 2 hours. 1.5 hrs of guided tour and 0.5 hrs on our own with a lantern :) Pro: - pretty great views. The place was absolutely beautiful! - our guide was great. Very informative~ he made sure everybody was on track and was able to answer all our silly questions - easy walk, not vigorous at all. This made it a great activity for my parents - lots of parking spaces!! - everyone loved the gondola ride in the end :) Con: - only one slot per day for the lantern tour (diff from regular day tour as the place provided us with a handmade lantern. Then, they allowed us time to walk back on our own pace without the guide. Even though we thought it will be too difficult to walk back on our own, it was not. There is only one road back and forth, so there were no confusion. - no food allowed and no bathroom once you enter the cave (it was all for the good purpose as they had to preserve the cave, so it wasnt much of an issue for us)
  • Enjoyed visiting this cavern multiple times over the years and never have tired of finding new things. The cavern is still somewhat active and the enjoyment of floating in a boat a few hundred feet below the surrounding surface is surreal. Staff has the knowledge to answer most questions, they are courteous and polite and keep the tour moving a a decent pace, on brick walkways throughout make it easy on everyone. This is a well maintained operation that everyone can and should enjoy it at least once.
  • Our family was taking a long day trip and happened to find Howe Caverns along our drive. It was a very awesome place to visit. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The experience was quite unique. Our 3 year old loved it too. We are already planning another trip up, maybe even to stay the night in their hotel.
  • Very cool tour. Tour guide was entertaining. Nice side trip in the winter as they stay open all year. A bit on the expensive side tho
  • A staple for anyone visiting the area, Howe Caverns is a historic, fun place to go! They have all kinds of outdoor activities, obstacle courses, H2O ball ride, gem stone mining, and a couple of great gift shops and great food, candy and homemade fudge. And of course there is the cavern tours. They also have a motel there that is cute. The only thing is it's a little pricey, but besides that it is awesome!

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