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“Less than knowledgable guide - they need to stagger tours better.”

Indian Echo Caverns
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Hummelstown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Natural Splendor along the Swatara.Like many caverns in the Mid-Atlantic states, Indian Echo Caverns is a limestone cave. Cut through Beekmantown limestone, which is over 440 million years old, they were formed through the erosive properties of water. As time progressed, geological forces led to an "uplift" of the surrounding limestone, eventually allowing more and more water to flow through the formation. As the water flowed over the limestone, it began to create small crevices, these small crevices led to larger ones, and eventually, over a series of millions of years, it created the caverns as they are today.The temperature inside the caverns is 52 degrees year around.
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Considering the guide kept asking, "Do you have any questions about...", we expected him to have some knowledge - we were wrong. His reply was simply, "I don't have an answer for that!"
Since the cave paths are narrow and ONE WAY in - same way out, they need to separate the tours more since we ended up pushed against rock formations we were told not to touch. This was in order to make room to allow different sized people to pass and allow our group to continue - poor planning on someone's part. Made it feel like they were grabbing at every opportunity to make the dollars. The cavern is lovely and very beautiful to enjoy. Plenty of parking and bathroom facilities were nearby.

Thank stefhim
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IndianEchoCavernsPA, Guest Relations Manager at Indian Echo Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for your review! We will be reviewing your comments in our upcoming management meeting to review our tours and tour guides performance. If there is anything that we can do to improve our customers visit, please let us know!

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

What a beautiful cave system!!! VERY knowledgeable & friendly tour guide. The 45 minute tour was worth it! The grounds are beautifully kept. The gift shop was exceptional! My kids also REALLY enjoyed panning for their gemstones. A very nice informative place for a family to visit. Worth the drive from Hanover, where we were staying.

Thank kesszzz
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IndianEchoCavernsPA, Guest Relations Manager at Indian Echo Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for your review! We appreciate that you stopped by to visit us and gave us a great review! If there is anything that we can do to improve our customers visit, please let us know!

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

For a first time cavern experience, this was quite wonderful. Defiantly more a kid friendly place, with a small petting zoo, gold panning (for a cost) and a playground. Tours were $13 for adults and the tour lasted around 45 minutes. The cavern wasn't all that large, but impressive none the less.

Thank Rebecca S
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IndianEchoCavernsPA, Guest Relations Manager at Indian Echo Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Thank you for your review! We appreciate that you stopped by to visit us and gave us a great review! If there is anything that we can do to improve our customers visit, please let us know!

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Yes, it is 52 degrees year round in the caverns, according to our tour guide. This was an interesting attraction. We ventured beneath the earth's surface to check out stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and more. We learned a lot of history of the caverns and the people who lived there (yes, a hermit lived in the cave for 19 years until he died). The sights were just marvelous and the tour was fun. Here is a great place to take the family.

Thank Curt K
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IndianEchoCavernsPA, Guest Relations Manager at Indian Echo Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Thank you for your review! We appreciate that you stopped by to visit us and gave us a great review! If there is anything that we can do to improve our customers visit, please let us know!

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Our visit to Indian Echo Cavern was just amazing. The tour guide, I believe his name was Bill, was very good and very knowledgeable. The tour was very informative. The rock formation inside was breathtaking. It was a little cold so make sure to bring light jacket and wear comfortable shoes.

Thank C296
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IndianEchoCavernsPA, Guest Relations Manager at Indian Echo Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

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