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Penns Cave

222 Penns Cave Rd, Centre Hall, Pennsylvania 16828 USA

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Closed Now
Opens Wed 9a
  • Independent
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“America's only all-water cavern”

America's only all-water cavern and wildlife park are nestled in Central Pennsylvania's scenic Penn State Country. The cavern tour is a guided one-hour tour by motorboat on an underground stream. Along the limestone corridors, stalagmites, stalactites, flowstone cascades and draperies decorate the interior rooms, while underwater, trout swim and jump for feed! The farm and wildlife tour is a guided 90-minute motorized tour over 1,500 acres of Penn's Cave forests and fields which have been carefully preserved as a natural habitat for birds, plants, and animals. North American animals, such as bears, wolves, elk, deer, bobcats, bison, longhorn cattle, mustangs as well as the Penn's Cave Icon, the cougar, are seen, along with the African adventure museum.

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Reviewed by
tgaulkin

  • 14 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
August 31, 2014

Great! Go see it! Super fun little boat ride thru a cave. Bring a coat, it's chilly. The music in the parking lot ruins the tranquility, and just skip the gift shop. Nothing unique, waste of money. I asked about any locally made Penn's Cave souvenirs and they directed me to an Amish shop 3miles away.

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Reviewed by
SamRichman

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 18, 2014

My friend and I are in our 20s, we had a really nice time on the boat. It's not exciting, but a lot of fun, beautiful, and simply a nice time. I would say it's worth the effort.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
WilliamsBellAdventure

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 27, 2018
Rated 5.0

We had such a wonderful time! We initially went only for the cave tour but once there, we couldn't resist also doing the tour of the wildlife park. Both of our tour guides we're so knowledgable of their respective tour and were happy to answer the many questions everyone had. Definitely recommend spending the time here! But do be prepared to be there for a few hours, it was about a 30 minute wait for the cave tour and then 40 min wait between the cave tour and the wildlife tour.

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Reviewed by
randishetter

  • 7 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 20, 2018
Rated 4.0

I love the boat ride.

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Reviewed by
Vicky

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
February 25, 2018
Rated 5.0

Very unique experience, definitely worth a visit if you're in the area!

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Reviewed by
siobhanbogle

  • 7 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
April 14, 2017
Rated 4.0

What a great stop even a drive through some Amish communities . The cave was huge the only bummer is things are all timed so by tickets in advance we didn't get to go on animal tour

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Reviewed by
schosbs

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 09, 2016
Rated 5.0

Fantastic for kids and adults alike! Good cave tour! Bring a sweater!

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Reviewed by
David LeTellier

  • 16 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0

What a pleasant surprise. Spontaneous spot and well worth it. Well cared for. Intact preserved cave specimens. They have been doing it right for over 100 years.

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Reviewed by
Andy Hagerty

  • 7 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0

The cave trip is awesome, it can be 100 up at the gift shop, starting line, and it will be chilly in the cave. The wildlife tour is ok, you get to see a lot of deer. The wolf section was totally worth the price though. It is amazing to see such animals running ( semi) free through the woods. The bears and mountain lion protion was neat as well.

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Reviewed by
ankov

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 03, 2015
Rated 5.0

I loved the cave tour, I would not pay for the children maze and I can't speak to the wildlife tour but we saw the elk on the cave tour and that was amazing and I think we were closer than the wildlife bus. The cave tours are fun and beautiful with jokes and facts for kids and adults alike.

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Penns Cave

222 Penns Cave Rd
Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
16828 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking
  • Check-In
    • 3pm
  • Check-Out
    • 11am

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