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Howe Caverns

255 Discovery Dr, Howes Cave, NY 12092-2311
+1 518-296-8900
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Breathtaking Cave

I first visited Howe Caverns with my family as a very young child, and the wonder of its... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Woodstock, New York
Awesome NYS Natural Wonder

Our family of five visited Howe Caverns. Tickets are 25 for adults and 21 for 12-15 year olds. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leah D
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“zip line” (60 reviews)
“boat ride” (170 reviews)
“ropes course” (40 reviews)
255 Discovery Dr, Howes Cave, NY 12092-2311
+1 518-296-8900
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I first visited Howe Caverns with my family as a very young child, and the wonder of its stalactites and stalagmites stayed with me until I returned over four decades later. Since that first return, I've been back three more times with friends who were...More

Thank ChannahAbraham
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family of five visited Howe Caverns. Tickets are 25 for adults and 21 for 12-15 year olds. We waited about 20 minutes and then the tour started. We had Griffin as our guide. We wore shorts and light coats, it was a little chilly....More

Thank Leah D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is great! Kids friendly adventure. We had lots of fun just dress warmly. They also provide outside cages for dogs if you travel with your companion.

Thank Magdalena J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had belated honeymoon at Howe Caverns back in 2012 and returned again in 2013. Now we return every other year for the spectacular caves that we just have to see again and again with family. I went here as a girl on field trips...More

Thank Gueneviere W
April I, General Manager at Howe Caverns, responded to this review

I am so happy to read this review! Please give me a call at 518-296-8900, I would love to speak with you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived within an hour from Howe Cavern for over 20 years and went there for the first time last week. Well worth the $25 entrance fee. The guided tour was about an hour and a half and included a boat ride through the "River...More

1  Thank nelliescully
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took our 6 year old for the 1st time, a family favorite from our youth. He loved the caverns (our tour guide Griffin was great) our son's favorite part was the boat ride (he thought there was a real "death-drop" up ahead, and pirates and...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Very informative and cool (temperature and experience) tour! Our tour guide Jesse was friendly and full of knowledge about the caverns and geology. The Winding Way was my favorite part, my husband's was the boat ride.

Thank rosie138
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I visited Howe Caverns recently and this is my 3rd trip there. I went when I was a child in the 70s, again with my two older children in the 90s and now with my two step children last weekend. The place is in extremely...More

1  Thank daveslady
April I, Manager at Howe Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We just got off the phone with the 1960's to get our Motel back which has been completely renovated over the last year. The 1970's is our next phone call and we are in process...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

It is a really cool story & they have a great thing going. Not sure that going a 2nd time would hardly be worth it, but at least I can say that I went. I have lived near the caverns for over 20 years &...More

Thank ksimm1969_13
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed overnight in a comfortable room and had a lovely breakfast overlooking beautiful hills of upstate New York. We then traveled the cave by foot and by boat. The cavern is amazing. Afterwards we conquered the ropes course and zip lines. These are fun...More

Thank julescornwell
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My son is in a boot cast, he can walk, but would you recommend going now? And how crowded are you Memorial Day? Looking for last minute ideas.
22 May 2017|
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Response from Terence O | Reviewed this property |
he will be able to travel through the caverns without any problems. There are some steps, but they should be very manageable. There are bypasses to the stairs if needed. Not sure about Memorial Day as we went in the... More
Joan B
Is it strenuous walk for = a 70+ y.o. recovering slightly still fr kidney cancer surgery? We plan to cone today since it is rainy. T.y.
12 April 2017|
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Response from srcesq | Reviewed this property |
It is not a strenuous walk, there are handrails because the walkway is damp and at some places u even. There is an elevator that you take to get into the cavern
Kelly C
What time does this close in Summer. We're coming in August. (I noticed right now they are closing at 3:00 off season)
9 March 2017|
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Response from April I | Property representative |
In August, we are open daily 9am to 6pm. We look forward to your visit.