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Indian Echo Caverns

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Address: 368 Middletown Rd., Hummelstown, PA 17036
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+1 717-566-8131
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Natural Splendor along the Swatara.Like many caverns in the Mid-Atlantic...

Natural Splendor along the Swatara.Like many caverns in the Mid-Atlantic states, Indian Echo Caverns is a limestone cave. Cut through Beekmantown limestone, which is over 440 million years old, they were formed through the erosive properties of water. As time progressed, geological forces led to an "uplift" of the surrounding limestone, eventually allowing more and more water to flow through the formation. As the water flowed over the limestone, it began to create small crevices, these small crevices led to larger ones, and eventually, over a series of millions of years, it created the caverns as they are today.The temperature inside the caverns is 52 degrees year around.

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My girls loved it.

It is a easy find, off 322 and fun to walk the caverns. It is "cool" and fun for those about 15, not always an easy age. There is food and mini-golf. Lets of sights to see. And... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Hershey, PA, United States
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Hershey, PA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a easy find, off 322 and fun to walk the caverns. It is "cool" and fun for those about 15, not always an easy age. There is food and mini-golf. Lets of sights to see. And the Hershey parks not so far away. Just enjoy to Hershey experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the caverns and it was beautiful. Guide Andrea answered all the questions. Great place to visit.

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

A year ago my wife and I tried to visit this place and we left with a really sour taste in our mouth. Well a year later and this was a truly a fantastic experience. We were with one other couple and our tour guide Linda was outstanding. The amazing creations of nature showcased in this cave will leave you... More 

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Berlin, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Took some grandchildren for a visit to the caves. These are not the best caves I've seen, but given the area and the types of rock available, they provide about 40 minutes of entertainment. The 71 steps up and down are a killer for people who are older with breathing problems or knee injuries, but there are nice landings with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I enjoy natural wonders. I was in the region so I went to visit. It is not the most popular cave in America, but it is a great place to visit, and it has a great story behind it. The tour guide was fun too. Be advised that you must go down a deep stairway to get to the cave.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This place is well kept and has lots to do. There's a gem mine, a little feeding pen of goats, a playground for the kids while you wait for your tour. You can make a day of it with a round of mini-golf, arcade games and ice cream at the entrance of the property as well. Indian Echo store is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I did not expect to find explorable caves while visiting Central Pennsylvania. The caverns, themselves, were really enjoyable but the spacing of the tour groups (too close!) in the caverns was distracting; sort of like the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. And the gift store was a little too much on the kitschy side for me. But the... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The cavern is larger than I thought it would be and many stories associated with its history add to its intrigue. The cavern also has a large gift shop with stuff for young and old. The grounds have space for a picnic as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

It's a commercialized cavern so people have been in there mucking about, putting in lighting and what not, however it would not be as accessible had that not been the case. It's still very cool either way. This was our first cave exploration and there is no dresscode however things were wet with puddles on the ground and drips from... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Walk down 71 steps to near the river's edge and enter a cave carved out by 2 underground rivers. There are 2-3 underground pools, multiple rooms, and some narrow passages that enter into some unique sites. The guide spun some great stories about each of the rooms, and you even get to learn about the man who lived there back... More 

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