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Howe Caverns

255 Discovery Dr, Howes Cave, NY 12092
+1 518-296-8900
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Cave not Cavern

Expecting a cavern with rock formations? You will be disapointed. For $25/person you get a a tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Westchester County, New York
Could have been a 5

It's a really cool cave. Really. Great formations. Underground river. Going through the last... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Corbin G
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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At the great cave of the Northeast, an elevator takes you 156’below ground. The doors open into a prehistoric underground cavern 6,000,000 years in the making! Trained tour guides help negotiate the cave and teach about its magnificent natural features. Back on the surface, mine for gemstones at Howe Caverns Mining Co. Beginning summer 2011, enjoy the first phase of Howe High Adventures—featuring ropes courses, climbing walls, zip lines and more!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“zip line” (67 reviews)
“boat ride” (195 reviews)
“ropes course” (44 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
255 Discovery Dr, Howes Cave, NY 12092
+1 518-296-8900

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Expecting a cavern with rock formations? You will be disapointed. For $25/person you get a a tour down a cave to a boat ride at the end and back. Overrated. Other tours available if you are willing to crawl in tight spaces and pay much...More

Thank flashlightout
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a really cool cave. Really. Great formations. Underground river. Going through the last section of S turns was awesome. But tour guide Sam has to do a better job. He is young and has no enthusiasm for the job. It's like he was reading...More

Thank Corbin G
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great trip! I was looking for a last minute overnight stay for our family for Columbus Day weekend and decided on this because some friends recommended Howe Caverns. I was worried I would be bored, but it was fantastic! What made it even...More

Thank Hotelsnob1997
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mysterious and uniquely beautiful is the passage through Howe Caverns. View the varied rock formations, the natural stone sculptures, and the subterranean lake. Take the boat ride over what was once part of a glacial ocean that covered upstate New York. A tour guide first...More

Thank JoyChristena
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a first time visitor and cannot believe that a natural attraction existed like the caverns. The story behind finding the caverns is pretty interesting. Worth the money and the wait. Get there early and wear warm clothing. Be prepared to be in 50...More

Thank national23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit. Fun for the whole family. I got there with my husband we have a great time there, only the two of us entered because there were no more visitors and we enjoyed silence very much its dark and very cold...More

Thank Pol202vl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband went there as a child. There's a lot of new amenities but when he went 50 years ago you could see the bats. This time no bats . We loved the tour. It's worth $25 adult price. It's walking with some stairs. The...More

Thank deborah a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun experience and perfect for families. A lil pricey but doable. It's definitely cold so grab a hoodie. Tour guides are great and the boat ride was awesome.

Thank Kashfia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate in that we had almost no wait, we were the last tour of the day. Our tour guide was not as knowledgeable as some, but friendly and courteous. I love to be able to take pictures here, it's such an amazing geological...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided in the morning to try a weekend visit to the caves. We called to make a reservation, but it took hours for a return call, only to find they were busy and no reserved tours were available. No online options. We were already...More

Thank sklnurse2
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3 September 2017|
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Response from ChannahAbraham | Reviewed this property |
I've been through the cave three times in the last few years, but it's never been raining. If it were a light drizzle, I'd go, but other reviewers have been cancelled due to heavy rain flooding the cave, so really rainy... More
Sivan S
2 September 2017|
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Response from stevemR3870BU | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely take pictures
Sandy U
6 July 2017|
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Response from julescornwell | Reviewed this property |
Same reply as the rest. Very nice short ride, safe and not deep.