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Secret Caverns

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Address: Off Rte 7, Cobleskill, NY
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We when to Howe cavern and we decide that we had to stop here as well and I'm happy i did. The tour guide was funny and easy going. I like the fact that the cave had the more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
Vanity87
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Middletown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We did this as a side trip to Massachusetts. I definitely recommend. Out your guide Eugene was very funny and I enjoyed that it didn't seem scripted. We also got to experience it with just flashlights which was really cool. The stairs are a pain but the end where the waterfall is it beautiful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We came here after a planned Howe Caverns visit (which was closed despite website info to the contrary). it certainly is smaller and less touristy and the women's restroom was out of paper towels at 11:30 am, and the only food available to buy is prepackaged snacks, but our tour guide, Kevin, was so friendly and knowledgeable that it was... More 

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here before howe caverns to check it out. It was a whole different vibe than howe. It was more fun and lighthearted. The waterfall was great and the guide was entertaining.

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Middletown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We when to Howe cavern and we decide that we had to stop here as well and I'm happy i did. The tour guide was funny and easy going. I like the fact that the cave had the more nature feel to it. We had to walk down the stone stairs. The back story was pretty cool too with the... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I visited Secret Caverns in the fall of 2013 during a trip to Howe Caverns. They have a hotel there, and a great tour, but this place is LITERALLY 5 minutes away, so why not check it out also if you have the time? My husband preferred this one because it is not as polished and commercialized. I also liked... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We came here with three adults and two children. Our tour guide's name was Kevin. He was a lot of fun. He had a great sense of humor laced throughout an educational tour. The formations were interesting and well named. The hands on, close and personal approach made this a unique and memorable visit. All five of us had a... More 

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Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Brought my children here in 1996. Not sure how we found it without Trip Advisor back then! Great experience, unique from so many other caves we have explored since! Now I'm sharing this experience with my wonderful husband who has never been here. A must see, just do it!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My boyfriend and I decided to visit secret caverns as a miniature daytime "date." It was $18 dollars for the tour, which I thought may be a little too much for the length of the tour, but it is great!!! You actually get a real cave experience walking around and under obstacles and are allowed to feel the walls unlike... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I found that the lack of overwhelming structures in this cave are overcome by the ability to touch and examine formations. The interactive nature is encouraged and helps keep the adults and kids entertained. This is extremely uncommon since the oils found on your hands causes discoloration and prevents further progression. Kudos for breaking the mold at Secret Caverns!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the caverns today, fun day trip with family and friends. We have visited several other caverns along the east coast and I would rate the secret caverns somewhere in the middle. We were lucky to be leaving just as two tour busses pulled into the parking lot. If you are going to visit these caverns or any other, be... More 

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