Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park

222 Penn's Cave Rd.
Centre Hall, PA 16828- Map It
(814) 364-1664

AAA Editor Notes

Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, 5 mi. e. on SR 192 at 222 Penn's Cave Rd., is America's only all-water cavern and wildlife park. A 45-minute guided motorboat tour through the cavern features limestone formations and Lake Nitanee. The site is still a working farm. Also offered is a guided 90-minute tour of some of the 1,600 acres of the Wildlife Park's fields, farmland, grazing pastures and mountain trails. Highlights include bison, bobcats, white-tailed deer, elk, black bears, Texas longhorn cattle, timber wolves, bighorn sheep, a butterfly garden and a mountain lion den. A 4,800-square-foot Miner's Maze and gemstone panning also are offered. A 2-hour off-road jeep tour is available by reservation. Note: Caverns are not wheelchair accessible; 48 steps lead to the dock where tour boats are boarded. The cave's temperature is a constant 52 F. Guided tours are available.
Cave tour $17.95; $16.95 (ages 65+); $15.50 (military with ID); $9.95 (ages 2-12); $7.50 (children of military ages 2-12). Wildlife Park tour $21; $20 (ages 65+); $15.50 (military with ID); $12.95 (ages 2-12); $8 (children of military ages 2-12). Combined cave and wildlife tour $31.95; $30.95 (ages 65+); $30 (military with ID); $17.50 (ages 2-12); $15 (children of military ages 2-12). Miners Maze $5.95; $2.95 (ages 2-12). Gemstone panning $10.95 (large bag); $5.95 (small bag).
Hours: Cave tours depart daily 9-7, June-Aug.; daily 9-5, Apr.-May and Sept.-Oct.; daily 10-5 in Mar. and Nov.; Sat.-Sun. 11-4, in Feb. and Dec. Departure time for last cave tour varies; phone ahead. Wildlife Park tours available daily, Apr.-Oct., Sat.-Sun., in Nov.; phone ahead to confirm schedule. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.