Howe Caverns

255 Discovery Dr.
Howes Cave, NY 12092- Map It
(518) 296-8900
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Howe Caverns is off I-88 exit 22, 1.7 mi. e. on SR 7, then 1.5 mi. n. following signs. The 90-minute guided tour begins as elevators descend into the prehistoric caverns, 156 feet underground. Brick walkways follow the subterranean river through chambers with stalactites and stalagmites to the departure point for a boat ride on the underground Lake of Venus. The caverns have a constant temperature of 52 degrees Fahrenheit (12 C). Above ground, the Adventure Park features a zipline, ropes course, rock wall, air jumper and H2OGO ball water ride. Visitors may also enjoy geode cutting and gemstone mining, available all year. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$25; $22 (ages 65+); $21 (ages 12-15); $13 (ages 5-11). Adventure Park unlimited day pass (does not include cavern tour) $65. Single ride pricing also available.
Hours: Tours daily 9-6, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend; daily 10-4, Labor Day-Columbus Day weekend; Fri.-Sun. 10-3, rest of year. Adventure Park open daily 11-5, July 1-Labor Day weekend; Sat.-Sun. 11-5, Memorial Day weekend and in June. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.