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Monday, June 20, 2011

Historic Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park

Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park in Centre Hall Pennsylvania
Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park is located in beautiful Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Penn's Cave is America's only all water cavern and wildlife park so it is a must see if you are visiting the great state of Pennsylvania.

Two separate guided tours are offered. The first one is a one hour underground tour of the water cavern by boat and the second one is a 90 minute above ground tour of the wildlife park by motor vehicle. In my opinion, you should take both tours! A knowledgeable guide takes you through the tour and gives you a history lesson on the caverns and wildlife that exists there.
Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park in Centre Hall Pennsylvania
The limestone cavern glistens with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites in some unusual and in some common shapes. Some famous and common shapes include the Statue of Liberty, the Nittany Lion and the Garden of the Gods. The unique all water cavern was formed from the bed of a shallow sea that existed millions of years ago. Wow...I would of loved to have seen the beauty of that back then!

The Wildlife Park at Penn's Cave is 1500 acres in size and is made up of a beautiful forest and several streams that have been beautifully preserved. As you take the tour you will see white-tailed deer, elk, gray wolves, black bears, bobcats and more! The 90 minute wildlife tour includes visiting the farm where you can see cattle, bison, wild mustangs and other traditional farm animals.

Once you are done touring Penn's Cave you can grab a bite to eat at the cafe or bring your own picnic lunch and eat at one of the picnic pavilions. Once you are done eating you can visit their gift shop to pick up a few mementos of your trip. If you are visiting Penn's Cave with a few little ones then you might want to check out their gemstone panning which looks like a lot of fun. (we didn't have time to do that ourselves). Most importantly, visiting Penn's Cave is a great little family trip and we all need to spend more time with our families. Enjoy your visit to Penn's Cave!

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