Indian Echo Caverns is a must visit when in Hummelstown. The limestone caves formed over centuries of geographical ... More
Indian Echo Caverns
Indian Echo Caverns is a must visit when in Hummelstown. The limestone caves formed over centuries of geographical transformations are a marvel to look at. And you can catch a glimpse of bats and raccoons too. The well-informed tour guide provides more information on its history and importance. Apart from the ancient caverns, caves and limestone crevices, there is a zoo, playground and arrangements made for hosting private events. Do check out the unique souvenirs at the Gift Shop, where they have many interesting things for kids. All said, this is a great place to explore the earth's crevices like none other.
This was a perfect day trip with out 8, 11 and sixteen year old...all three enjoyed the tour. Very informative, and well led tour. Our guide Ashley was very nice. Definatly NOT one of those boreing dry tours. Great storys and good for a few giggles with the kids and adults. We bypassed the gem mineing once we found it was simply bags of dirt with gems in them for 8.00 to 30.00. There gift shop was full of affordable gifts kids like, rocks and stones....and all the usual knick knack crappy stuff too. We came home with a bat hat 7.00 a leather purse 8.99 and a gem rock (one of those that you break open) 4.99 and a magnet 3.99 so not to bad.
I loved going to Indian Echo Caverns so much that I have visited it over 20 times since my initial visit in 2006. The crystals in some parts of the cave are spectacular, unless there is a lot of groundwater coming through and they are wet which reduces the sparkle. The tour usually averages around 45 minutes, and all of the tour guides are very educated and informative. I would suggest anyone with an interest in learning about the cave plan a trip there, but I have one warning/request: If you have small children who have a short attention span you might wanna just stick around hershey park. The cave is still alive and growing and touching the rocks is tempting for almost anyone, but I ask that you please please preserve our beautiful pennsylvania caves by keeping your hands to yourself!
Indian Echo is a great place to visit. There is a miniature 22-hole golf course at the entrance. You even get a free coupon for ice cream. The cave was very interesting, as all caves we have visited. Our guide was a junior in high school, and extremely informative. There is a train ride (I believe M & H Railroad) which will dump you off at the cave, but don't expect too much. It is only a 45 minute ride one-way through the woods and over a small bridge. Really not worth the $11 ticket.
This place was really cool. We took our 5 year old son here and he was nervous about the dark, but once we got inside he was fascinated. Outside they have a little play ground and a place where the kids can pan for gemstones like in the old mining days. He talked about going into the caves the rest of our trip and said it was his favorite place. He said he even liked it better then Hershey Park.
I went to the Indian Echo Caverns in Hershey, Pa today as a trip. It was a GREAT and WONDERFUL experience.I highly recomend it if you love to learn about some history about the cavern it's self and about people that came in the cavern.The sights are wonderful like Crystal Lake and The Indian Ballroom.By the way if you don't like getting A LITTLE WET i would not recomend this tour for you!!!:)
We were extremely disappointed! We took our 3 and 6 year old sons to the caverns as part of our 5 day Hershey, PA vacation. He had seen so many advertisements and had seen in on the internet and were excited to visit. The caverns would take approximately 10 minutes to walk through, however it was drug into a 45 minute guided tour that left our children bored stiff. Imagine standing around with small children in small places and telling them that they can't talk, move or touch anything!! It was the longest 45 minutes of our trip.
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