AAA Editor Notes
Seneca Caverns is 3 mi. e. of US 33 via German Valley Rd. Visitors travel along a .75-mile passage on an hour-long guided tour through the caverns at a depth ranging from 25-165 feet below ground level. Lighted trails provide access to the caverns' unusual mineral formations including cave coral, rimstone, stalactites, stalagmites and travertine.
Other formations include Mirror Lake, a reflective underground pool, and the Grand Ballroom, featuring a natural balcony. The caverns served as a refuge for the Seneca Indians from cold winters and for ceremonial rituals during the 1400s and 1500s. Gemstone mining is available. Tours of undeveloped Stratosphere Cavern, reportedly the oldest cavern in the state, also are offered.
Warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.