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Howe Caverns, Howes Cave
(4.3/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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 into our Howes Cave trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Howes Cave.
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  • The 90-minute tour went by quickly as we admired the breath-taking caverns. Howe is impressive in its length and is easily navigable. The boat tour is a nice touch, but the highlight is navigating the...  more »
  • Went back here for the first time in 45 years. This was just a fun tour, we had a great guide and he really filled us in on the history of the place and the geologic formations 
  • I have been wanting to go to Howe Caverns for years and was not disappointed. It is amazing to see the formations and it was bright in the cave so I didn't feel unsafe. It is cool definitely bring a j...  more »
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  • Took my stepdaughter here for her birthday. We drove 4hrs from New Jersey and stayed over Sunday at the motel on the property. We did the caverns Monday morning. EVERYONE was so very nice and professional! The lady that checked us into our room and the one that checked us out were very sweet and helpful. Our tour guide, Nikki, was AWESOME! The employees that worked the attractions were all very nice, very helpful and just a pleasure to deal with. Howe Caverns is a MUST see!! You won't be disappointed!
  • It's a wonderful experience. I was here many years ago and it's been updated. Howe High Adventure was great for my 8 year old though he didn't make the weight limit for the Zip Line. Definitely enough challenge in the rope climb and wall climb. The H2O ball was awesome for him but many 30+ parents opted out as did we. We were pleasantly surprised that theThe Howe Cavern Motel was clean and roomy. We did the Hotel package and the gift bag, the fudge and the other coupons were actually most endearing. The Cavern tour was awesome...there are no words as you look upon this amazing underground wonder. I would just recommend it and plan to go back again. It was just a wonderful, positive experience. no high tech, no hype, just a great family trip.
  • Went as a child, came back and loved it just as much! I've never done anything but the cavern experience - seriously considered zip lining but ran out of time due to a long line for the caverns - but it was well worth the trip! The guides are fantastic and the tour itself is flecked with colorful history, sights, and a boat tour at the turn-around point. A word of advice: bring a jacket and wear long pants, even if it's the middle of summer (as it was for us). It's 52 degrees down there all year long and you WILL get chilly.
  • We stayed at the motel which was nice and convenient. Normal motel nothing to amazing but did the job. The cave tour was great, they seem to go very fast I wish we had more time to just take a look around. The fudge was amazing, you must try the red velvet fudge, it is the best. The gem mining was really cool. Our daughter loves collecting rocks and so we got the mother load bag so she got all sorts of stuff plus we bought 2 geodes and had them cut open for her. The adventure part was fantastic. We did an all day pass so we can do everything as much as we want. My 7 year old did her first zip line and rock climb and was fearless. The real reason this place gets 5 stars though is the people that work there. We did not run into 1 employee that we had a bad experience with. The adventure workers were by far the most amazing. They helped to make sure our daughter was fine and were great. The H20GO ball crew was my favorite. I did not get the ladies name, but she drove the cart up and down the hill and it was her 5th season, she knew everything. It was by far an awesome trip and I would recommend it all anytime.
  • Beautiful caverns and lovely, knowledgeable tour guides. I can't say enough how stunning it was. The boat ride was a great bonus too. The cost was slightly high, but definitely affordable. Go early if you want to skip the long line!