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Howe Caverns

255 Discovery Drive
518-296-8900

While Howe Caverns marked its 80th anniversary of re-opening to the public throughout 2009, the year also brought with it plans for the future.

A new re-branding program was created by Smith & Jones of Albany for the Caverns that invites everyone to Go Underground! It was named one of the top 100 re-brands in the world by Rebrand 100 Global Awards. The new video of Howe Caverns, produced in conjunction with the 80th anniversary, captured an Award of Excellence in the 2009 Videographer Awards. The video, which features the reminiscences of former local employees, is available on DVD in the Howe Caverns Gift Shop.

Howe Caverns greeted television crews, including one from American Choppers. Orange County Choppers' Teutul family created a cave-themed bike for Howe Caverns. Paul Teutul Sr., Paul Jr. and Michael visited the Caverns for the program that aired on the Learning Channel. The History Channel also filmed at Howe Caverns, with footage to be used in a special called, "The Real Face of Jesus?", which aired just before Easter in 2009.

One more television show featuring Howe Caverns included in an episode for Rachel Ray's Vacation, which depicted the making of our homemade fudge in our Sweet Shop.



Reviews

Aaron Stuckey

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Monday, July 30, 2018
The caverns were a lot of fun. A few bits of useful information. First, parking was two dollars. Next, I would recommend getting there early. They release groups of approximately 30 people down into the caverns at a time, so the line can start to get long. I would also highly recommend a sweater or at least some type of long sleeve shirt. The cavern itself is brisk 52 degrees Fahrenheit, so kids and anyone likely to be cold will be quite chilled. There are also a lot of adventure things to do here like zip lines, or more in-depth spelunking. Kind of a pick your adventure type of place

Jack Pine

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Howe Caverns are well worth a visit for anybody who has never visited a limestone cave before. Be sure to bring a sweatshirt or light jacket on your visit. The temperature of the cave is a consistent 52 degrees Fahrenheit year round and it is a bit damp. The guided tours start in the lobby of the Main Lodge, adjacent to the ticket windows. After a video presentation in a room adjacent to the twin elevators, you descend 156 feet to the cave. The tour follows brick walkways with guardrails, while the guide stops to explain the various features, geology and history of the cave. This part of the tour is in spacious parts of the cavern. Part of the tour involves boarding boats for a short trip along the underground Lake of Venus. The final leg is through the passage named Winding Way, which, as the name implies is a winding, often very narrow path between the cave walls.

Sonja Robinson

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Haven't been here for over 10 years, it still amazes me! This time brought my 9 year old. If you have issues with walking then this might not be for you. There are steps and uneven areas plus a winding path that can only fit 1 person single line. The food is decent and hot.. a little expensive. The view from the cafe is phenomenal. The bathrooms are clean but needs an update. The sinks are getting dingy looking. The gift shop has something for everyone. We tried the gem and mining portion as well. The only complaint I had was that the people at the desk didn't explain anything and we didn't know where or what to ask. Overall I was pleased and my child had fun.

Matthew Davidson

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Friday, July 20, 2018
Perfect for the whole family. The 90 minute tour was great and not too much walking. Next visit I'm going to do the adventure tour and see the other parts not on the traditional tour. Click the thumbs icon up below if you like my review. I'm a Google Maps Local Guide (level 7) whose 200+ reviews have been seen over 5 million times.

Kara Jorud

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Saturday, July 28, 2018
Really interesting and fun experience, especially for kids. Funny and knowledgeable tour guides, and relaxed atmosphere. About 1 l/2 mike walk and a few steps, but an elevator brings you down. And, there’s a boat ride at the end. Make sure you dress warm, it’s chilly down there!

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