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Howe Caverns, Howes Cave

Explore the limestone caves at Howe Caverns. The brick walkways, handrails, and elevators make the journey easy. The traditional tour begins at the elevators and ends with a boat ride on the Lake of Venus, an underground body of water. Consider booking an adventure tour to see the undeveloped portion of the cave. You'll be provided with a suit to protect you from the moisture. After the tour, head to the Cave House Museum of Mining & Geology, which is inside a former hotel next door. Put Howe Caverns and other Howes Cave attractions into our Howes Cave trip itinerary planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Fun little off the beaten path and well worth the trip and tour. Took in the glass blowing this trip and that was worth the trip in itself. It was our second time here  more »
  • My husband and I did the Lantern Tour and we really enjoyed it! Our tour guide, Mo, was awesome! The lantern tour is unique because you go in with all of the lights on and get a full tour so you can s...  more »
  • Visited in the off season, a February morning. A great time to visit! My family was lucky to have a tour to ourselves. Our guide was more than knowledgeable and the staff was quite friendly. The cavern boat ride was a highlight for sure! They even have cavern aged cheese for sale, a yummy treat for the ride home.
  • I visited the Caverns in March and I have to say it's an excellent destination to learn more about geology. The tour starts with a brief narration about the history of Howe caverns, and proceeds to the actual tour. Each group have 10-15 members and a guide. The temperature inside the caverns is 52 degrees throughout the year. The boat ride is a great experience. There are tours every 20-25 minutes. I stayed at the on-site motel and that's pretty good too. It's an inexpensive and convenient option. We did not have to pay any parking fee as stated in some other reviews. Some of the tours require reservation, so make sure you book in advance!

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