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Penn's Cave

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Bill H

Awesome time. Boat ride through the cave and 90 minute bus ride to see all the animals. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
laurhoff
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Shamokin, Pennsylvania
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Worth the trip

We drove up from Hershey for the day. First we have been to lots of caverns/caves, we have even... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Snowybears
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Locust Grove, Virginia
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America's only all-water cavern & farm-nature-wildlife park. The only cave in Pennsylvania placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Three fully-guided tours: *Cavern tour only by boat (Not handicapped accessible: Open Feb-Dec...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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222 Penns Cave Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828-8103
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome time. Boat ride through the cave and 90 minute bus ride to see all the animals. Very informative and friendly staff. Great gift shop and good food.More

Thank laurhoff
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park! We always appreciate it when our guests reach out to tell us about the awesome time they've had here. Thanks for your kind words! Have a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove up from Hershey for the day. First we have been to lots of caverns/caves, we have even been to one that you ride in a boat for a short time. However, this one you ride in a boat the entire trip. They only...More

Thank Snowybears
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're very happy to hear you had a great time! We try to provide the best experience we can at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, so it's always appreciated when our customers reach out to tell us that we're living up to that. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cave boat ride is excellent. Enjoyed seeing the natural beauty of the caves. Our tour guide did a great job. The entire grounds are well kept, and very pretty. The wildlife tour is wonderful, our tour guide Alexis, did a outstanding job. So enjoyable...More

Thank Mary D
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're happy to hear you had a great time with us, Mary. We take pride in our knowledgeable, friendly staff - so it's always appreciated when our customers go out of their way to notify us of their good work. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped on our way home from vacation. Only went in gift shop and toured the cave by boat. There are other activities offered. Enjoyed the rock formations in cave and tour guide narration. Boat goes outside at midpoint of tour to turn around and...More

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dropping by! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed that rock formations and tour guide and hope that you will join us again next time you're driving through! Thank you for your review, take care.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On Saturday I went with two friends on the Penn's Cave Wildlife Tour. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. We were on a bus with a driver guide. Our guide, Cheyanne, was very knowledgeable about the animals and the in some...More

Thank Linda W
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Linda! We are glad to hear that you were pleasantly surprised with how much you liked our wildlife tour! Our team is committed to ensuring that everyone's experiences on their tours is outstanding and we are glad that yours was!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped to visit on our way to Jim Thorpe,PA. What a great afternoon. Stunning cave and really cool to take a boat ride through it. Had the nicest young guide. She was informative and funny!More

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park. We are thrilled that you were able to drop by and join us on a cave tour. Our team will be thrilled to know that their informative, funny personalities have made your experience outstanding!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do. It is the only cavern in America that you tour by boat. Kelvin was the tour guide who was great. Then I did the safari tour. Bee was a better than excellent guide. Fun all around.

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park! We are so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience and we certainly welcome you back for another adventure. Take care.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting way to see a cave. Then Alexis was a great tour guide to see the Wildlife Park, she was informative and funny.

Thank DJandSmokey
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're happy to hear that you found value in your experience at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park! Be sure to visit us again the next time you are craving a fun afternoon.

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took the 3 hour ride out to check this place out and it was worth the trip. The boat tour was awesome and nicely narrated. We visited on a rainy day so we could not cruise out of the cave into...More

Thank Jim H
Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate your thoughts on yours and your wife's recent trip to Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, Jim. We hope you'll both come back on a sunny day so you can experience what you couldn't on a rainy day! Thank you.

Reviewed 12 September 2018

I have been in many caverns over the years but this was the first time I traveled by boat. Our guide was simply wonderful. He was knowledgable. And, he also patiently answered all of the questions of my excited 8 year old grand daughter. The...More

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hey there, thanks so much for taking the time to share your experiences with us! We are so thrilled to know that you have enjoyed Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park over the years and we cannot wait for your next visit. Take care!

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Kimberly R
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Response from Lori S | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen them. It’s well worth the money.
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brittany G
12 May 2018|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
The cave tour is not. There are steep steps to the boats and then the issue of getting in and out of the boats.
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CathyL2514
29 June 2017|
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Response from Eric L | Reviewed this property |
yes, it's quite easy to get in and out of the boat. They have a concrete dock with solid metal railings that the boat Moors up against. Yes there is a weight limit for the total boat and per person but I don't remember what... More
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