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Penn's Cave

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Address: 222 Penns Cave Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828-8103
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+1 814-364-1664
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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America's only all-water cavern & farm-nature-wildlife park. The only...

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)

*Farm-nature-wildlife park tour by tour bus Open April-Nov)

*Off-road mountain tour (June-Nov, advance reservation only-limited availability for this special tour)

Miners Maze, gemstone panning, Visitors Center, gift shop, Cave Cafe

Free Parking

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BEST Boat Ride EVER Through Super Cool Caverns! You'll Just LOVE It!!

Penn's Cave was such a fabulous find for us! Such a cool boat ride through such interesting caverns! A total "must experience!!" So unique, fun and interesting! We had an awesome... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna S
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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Penn's Cave was such a fabulous find for us! Such a cool boat ride through such interesting caverns! A total "must experience!!" So unique, fun and interesting! We had an awesome tour guide who was so engaging, fun and informative! You have to be able to climb up and down MANY steep stairs to get to and from the boat... More 

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this review

It's great to hear you had such an amazing time here at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, Donna! Everyone here works hard to provide all of our visitors with the best experience possible, even if it means rigorous exercise! It's always nice to hear that our guides do such a good job at informing all of our visitors and keeping... More 

Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've taken several different types of cave tours and Penn's Cave is very unique. Seeing it via a boat provides a fun experience seeing a cave.

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for the stellar review, Carol! It's great to hear that Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park stood out to you among the other tours you've taken. We hope you'll come back again soon! More 

Lumberton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was fun in that the whole tour, which took about 50 minutes, is done by boat. The guide was fun and informative and the cave is beautiful. There is penned in wildlife to view as well. Good for a couple of hour visit.

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for the great 5-star review, Lee! The boat tours here at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park offer our guests some of the most unique and beautiful views of the limestone cavern. Bring your friends and family back in the spring and check out the guided Farm-Nature-Wildlife Tour! More 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was the first time for us visiting the caves. It was such a cool experience. The tour guide was great, funny and informative. I would recommend this trip. This is something that you don't see everyday and is such an awesome experience. They had a safari trip too but due to the time we got there and the weather... More 

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review! All of us here at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park are glad to know that you and your family enjoyed the trip as much as you did! That's too bad about the weather, but the next time you come back we'll welcome you with opens arms and take... More 

New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The boat ride in the cave was fantastic and well worth while doing...the scenery getting there was great, the visitors shop has a nice array of items...we are going back in the summer to do the wildlife park tour...

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park and for taking the time to leave a review! The scenery around the park is truly lovely and our staff is always happy to answer questions about the park and the wildlife. We look forward to seeing you all back next summer for another great tour! More 

Larnaka City, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We drove 7 hours (each way) to see this cave. Was it worth it? It would probably have been a great stop, if we had stopped here on our way to some other destination. The cave itself is spectacular. The fact that you tour by boat, is unique. However, there were many things I did not like: (1) there are... More 

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed the cave tour! There are some really spectacular things to see in there. We apologize if you felt the wildlife tour was not worth the money. Our staff tries to supplement the tour with their wide knowledge of... More 

Edgewater, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Been wanting to go here for years and finally made it -every bit as cool as I hoped! We've been to a lot of caves in the Mid Atlantic area, but this was different -you ride a boat all the way through the cave, and come out of the opposite cave entrance. Just amazing to see a cave from that... More 

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this review

Hi Annie, thank you for visiting Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park! We are always happy to hear feedback from our visitors. Our staff is diligent about keeping the park well maintained and exciting for everyone. We hope you'll stop by again to try the wildlife tour soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It is out away from the interstate but worth the drive up to see. They do have a hotel in the manor house so you can make a weekend of it. The cave tour is interesting and unique. The long boats rock a little and you are in the dark underground so I wouldnt recommend it if you are severely... More 

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Terri S, Owner at Penn's Cave, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! It sounds like you were able to enjoy many of the engaging attractions we offer at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park. It's also nice to hear that because you were enjoying your time in the cave you didn't worry about being anxious. Hopefully you will find some time to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a couple of hours here with young family. Cavern is very unique in that the tours are by boat. We have been to many other caverns but this is the kids' favorite. Also enjoyed a couple of the other activities available while there.

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed the attractions here at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park. We hope you'll continue to visit us in the future, there's always something new to see on the tours! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Went to Penn's Cave because we had never been to a cavern that you ride a boat through to a lake. Interesting story, boats are rustic making you think you will topple over at any minute. Fun tour guides tell the story well.

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review Donna. Here at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, we want to provide out visitors with experiences that will stick with them. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here, and we hope you'll return in the future for more fun! More 

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