Nature March 11, 2017
This Hidden Cave In Pennsylvania Will Take Your Breath Away
Spend a delightful day exploring a breathtaking natural cave in Pennsylvania before heading back above ground for more excitement: Stroll around the grounds. Watch the kids on the playground. Meet the residents of the on-site petting zoo and picnic under protective trees during your visit to Indian Echo Caverns.
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Set off on a unique adventure with your family or friends at Indian Echo Caverns, a pet-friendly Pennsylvania cave that permits visitors to bring their pets underground provided the pet is held by someone.
Prepare to do a lot of walking inside the caverns, which are not handicap accessible, that date back some 440 million years. The Susquehannock Indians are said to have been the caverns' first visitors in 1670 with the public first going underground in 1929.
Snap plenty of pictures during your time underground. Although some animals, including bats, live in caves, the proprietors of Indian Echo Caverns assert that it's pretty rare to see a bat in the caverns.
Dress comfortably for the 45 minute tour underground. Bring a jacket or a sweater, if you tend to get cold in lower temps, as the temperature averages 52 degrees Fahrenheit in the cave all year around.
Find plenty to do above ground at Indian Echo Caverns, including by visiting the sprawling playground with swings and monkey bars. Picnic under the canopy of a tree or join the kids by mining for gems at Gem Mill Junction.
Stop by the petting zoo to meet adorable goats, including Cookie and Oreo, along with their other feathery and furry friends, such as hens and rabbits.
Plan an idyllic camping adventure for your group - like the Boy Scouts pictured below - at Indian Echo Caverns.
Cap off your adventure with a visit to the gift shop that's jam-packed with unique gifts, including authentic Native American artwork, jewelry, accessories, clothing, and souvenirs.
Experience the sheer natural beauty of Indian Echo Caverns any time of the year. Visit between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day then from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the rest of the year.
Indian Echo Caverns
368 Middletown Road
Hummelstown, PA 17036
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