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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

8 Beautiful Caves and Caverns in Pennsylvania to Explore

Pennsylvania is known for many things but many people are not aware that we have beautiful caves and caverns that are open to public tours. You can find them all over our beautiful state and many of them are open year round.

* Crystal Cave - is known as Pennsylvania's first open-to-the-public cave and is located near Kutztown in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

* Indian Caverns - is Pennsylvania's largest limestone cave that is rich in Native American history. It is located in Spruce Creek Valley on route 45 and offers additional family-friendly activities.

* Indian Echo Caverns - is located right outside the state capitol of Harrisburg and offers 45-minute guided tours through some of the prettiest caverns you have ever visited.

* Laurel Caverns - is located in the Laurel Highlands on a beautifully landscaped 430 acre park. You will find it between Uniontown and Farmington. We love this place because they also offer indoor mini golf and rappelling too!

* Lincoln Caverns - is the closest caverns to the beautiful Raystown Lake. The tour takes you through two crystal caverns that are filled with beautiful natural wonders.

* Lost River Caverns - is located in Hellertown, south of Bethlehem and offers guided tours through 5 magnificent chambers. They offer additional family-friendly activities right on site.

* Penn's Cave - is located right outside of State College in a small town called Centre Hall. It is a combination of a cave and wildlife park and is America's only all-water cavern that is open to the public for tours. This one is one of our favorites to explore!

* Woodward Cave - is one of Pennsylvania's largest caves with 5 rooms. The tour is all done on "foot" and is about a 1/2 mile in length.
Indian Echo Caverns Mining Junction in Pennsylvania

You can visit each of their web sites to learn more, find driving directions and to see their hours of operation. Some of them are located nearby local campgrounds and hotels for your lodging needs. In addition, many of them have other on-site activities for you to see and do. For example, several of these places of mining junctions where you and the kids can "pan" for gemstones. Others offer horseback riding, hayrides, seasonal festivals, etc. throughout the year.

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