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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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  • As someone else mentioned, it really felt like a tourist trap. It wasn’t an immersive learning experience but rather a story time gimmicky walk that you just wanted to get over with. Yes, there were.....  more
    As someone else mentioned, it really felt like a tourist trap. It wasn’t an immersive learning experience but rather a story time gimmicky walk that you just wanted to get over with. Yes, there were.....  more »
  • A great visit. Our guide was very knowledgeable and everyone had time to see everything. Be advised however that you are not allowed to bring pocketbooks, backpacks etc. on the tour so plan ahead. 
    A great visit. Our guide was very knowledgeable and everyone had time to see everything. Be advised however that you are not allowed to bring pocketbooks, backpacks etc. on the tour so plan ahead.  more »
  • We brought our 5 year old grandson for his first visit. He loved it ! The guides are very informative and amusing. It is an impressive experience, we had gone before when our children were small and.....  more
    We brought our 5 year old grandson for his first visit. He loved it ! The guides are very informative and amusing. It is an impressive experience, we had gone before when our children were small and.....  more »
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  • 10/10 would recommend to anyone! The caverns are amazing and the commentary from our tour guide was fantastic. This was the last stop on a mini road trip for us and we were so impressed by the experience. It's beautiful. Our tour was thankfully very small (9 of us) but other tours passing us was very large and the guide said they go up to 36 people per group. We just happened to be lucky, but keep that in mind. We went on a random Wednesday afternoon at 245 pm and was very happy with the small group. If you're anywhere near here, it's worth the stop. Oh, its very cold, bring something warm.
  • Wow, amazing experience for all the family members, from little ones to seniors. All the great staff were super friendly and professional. The motel was great, super clean, and very comfortable. It has a beautiful pool that you will enjoy after a long day traveling. The tour staff were super professional and knowledgeable. We’ll come back with more friends.
  • Nice above ground facilities! Beautiful underground cave! Wish the Cafe had been open past 4pm when our tour finished. Will need to be able to walk a mile and climb a few sets of stairs for the cave tour. Don't forget a sweatshirt or light jacket for the tour. Great place for families!
  • We really enjoyed the tour at Howe Caverns! It was so beautiful down there! Our tour guide, Mal, was awesome! He was very knowledgeable about the cavern, and had a lot of great stories for us. The boat ride was a lot of fun,and the total darkness experience was pretty cool! I wish I had taken more pictures. It was very cold for me, but I don't have a great tolerance for the cold. Definitely bring a sweatshirt if you don't like the cold. And make sure you wear good shoes.
  • Loved it!! We stayed in the motel which was amazing. Great room, beautiful bathroom. My son and I loved the caves. I was a little worried because I have a little claustrophobia but the caverns are so spacious that I didn't have any problems. Loved the boat ride and I even liked the winding caverns. The tour guide George was so knowledgeable and he had a great sense of humour. We had a super time.

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