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Howe Caverns, 255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave, NY 12092, USA
If you’re planning a trip to upstate New York, you’re in for a treat. Howe’s Caverns, located in the Hudson Valley region of New York, is one of the most popular attractions in the area. The caverns are a beautiful sight to behold. The tour guides are top-notch, and the atmosphere is one of exploration and adventure. But before you go, there are several things that you need to know. We’ve put together this list of five memorable things to do when taking a Howe’s Caverns cave tour so that you can make sure that your trip is as unique as possible.
Descend 156 Feet Below the Earth’s Surface
With over six million years of history, there’s no shortage of things to do when you take a cave tour at Howe’s Caverns. You’ll begin by descending 156 feet below the earth’s surface, where you will emerge into breathtaking, six million-year-old caves. Howe’s Caverns offers numerous tours and packages that appeal to everybody.
The Traditional Tour takes you on an adventure into the depths of these caverns, where you’ll see formations that have been untouched for thousands of years. This tour is perfect for those who want to learn about history and geology.
The Signature Rock Discovery Tour takes you through parts of the caverns that have not been explored by the public in over 100 years. This 2.5-hour, one-of-a-kind spelunking adventure will allow you to go places no one else has before!
Several specialty tours are also available, including the 2-Hour Lantern Tour (an exploration of Howe’s Caverns with glow-in-the-dark lanterns), Family Flashlight Tour (a family-friendly exploration with flashlights), and Personalized Custom Tours (your own private tour).
Stay Overnight in a Cave
If you’ve always wanted to stay the night in a cave, now you can. In addition to regular daytime tours, Howe’s Caverns also offers overnight tours. Most packages include a one-night stay at the Howe’s Caverns Motel and two adult tickets to the Traditional Tour.
The Lantern Tour is an excellent option for all ages (16 and older), where you can explore Howe’s Caverns the same way great explorers did hundreds of years ago – by lantern! This authentic experience is an awe-inspiring experience that you’ll never forget.
Consider checking out our Sweetheart Tour Package if you’re looking for a unique and memorable experience with your partner. It includes champagne for two in your room upon arrival and plenty of homemade fudge, perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway.
And if that’s not enough, there’s also the Sunday Family Flashlight Tour, which includes four tickets. This package contains homemade fudge, one large bag of gem mining rough, and flashlights and headlamps so that your whole family can enjoy the adventure together.
Try the Escape Room
Howe’s Caverns is also home to one of the most innovative escape rooms in New York’s Capital Region. Known as “The Cave,” this attraction is the first of three high-tech escape rooms to open at Howe’s Caverns, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever done before. If you love immersing yourself in the heart of a thrilling story, you don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity. The Escape Room experience is by reservation only.
Go Gem Mining
You’re going to be in a cave, so why not go gem mining while there? When you visit Howe’s Caverns, you’ll have the chance to try sifting for mineral treasures. You can also visit the Rock & Fossil Shop, which features gems from around the world. And if you’ve ever wanted a geode, you’ll finally have your chance to get one! They’ll crack or see it in half for you so you can discover the beautiful inside.
Stop by the Gift Shop
Before ending your day, don’t forget to stop by the gift shop. The Howe’s Caverns Gift Shop has something for everyone. It’s always stocked with cool souvenirs and other great items that will help you remember your trip long after you’re back home. Plus? There’s also a small restaurant on-site, so you don’t have to worry about traveling too far if you get hungry.
Take Your Catskills Vacation to the Next Level
If you’re planning on visiting Howe’s Caverns, consider turning a day trip into a small getaway! Whether you’re native to the Catskills Region or visiting from out of state, consider renting a cabin for your stay to accentuate your experience.
At Catskills Cabin Rentals, we believe everyone deserves to spend time in nature. We take pride in offering guests an unforgettable experience. We want you to leave feeling refreshed, relaxed, and recharged after your stay at one of our cabins! Our cabins are designed to provide a relaxing vacation escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We offer the perfect setting for your next group or family vacation! Contact us today to learn more.