With all there is to see and do in Pennsylvania, it’s easy to forget the diverse experiences that await visitors underground. While some of the caverns are open in the winter, the sites are perfect for summer travel since they are naturally air-conditioned and remain a constant cool temperature.
Coral Caverns - The Alleghenies
At Coral Caverns’ underground wonderland, explore the only known coral reef cavern in existence and discover an abundance of fossils, stalactites and stalagmites. Coral Caverns is located 6 miles west of Bedford on Route 31 in Manns Choice.
Crystal Cave - Dutch Country Roads
The most visited cave site in Pennsylvania, Crystal Cave is known for its profuse and varied formations. This site has it all including shops, fast food, trails, 125 acres and a museum located off Route 22 near Kutztown.
Indian Caverns - The Alleghenies
Indian Caverns boasts 150 Indian relics including rarities such as a pre-Columbian “lacrosse” ball. Guided tours cover nearly a mile of massive rock formations. Indian Caverns is located on Route 45 in Spruce Creek.
Indian Echo Caverns - Dutch Country Roads
Indian Echo Caverns offers a 45-minute tour, plus activities for the whole family. Pan for gemstones at Gem Mill Junction, enjoy the gift shop or picnic on the grounds. Close to Hershey attractions, Indian Echo Caverns is located on Middletown Road in Hummelstown.
Laurel Caverns - Laurel Highlands
Come up for the view, then go down for spelunking at Laurel Caverns. Enjoy a seven-county view from the grounds and more than three miles of passages. Laurel Caverns is located off Route 40 between Uniontown and Farmington.
Penn’s Cave - Pennsylvania Wilds
America’s only all-water cavern and wildlife park has been open since 1885. Penn’s Cave offers a one-mile guided motorboat tour and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Penn’s Cave is located 18 miles east of State College and five miles east of Centre Hall on Route 192.
Lincoln Caverns - The Alleghenies
Discover two separate incredible caverns – Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, near Raystown Lake. Kids can suit up like a real spelunker and move through the simulated Kids Cave Crawl. Lincoln Caverns is located three miles west of Huntingdon on Route 22.
Lost River Caverns - Lehigh Valley
Experience the wonder of abundant crystal formations, an underground river and five unique chamber. One of the cavern rooms is a dedicated chapel, so visitors can even book Lost River for underground weddings. Lost River Caverns is located in Hellertown, south of Bethlehem off of I-78 at Exit 21
Woodward Cave - Pennsylvania Wilds
Known as “The Big One,” Woodward Cave features the “Tower of Babel,” the largest stalagmite in Pennsylvania. Enjoy the splendor of five large rooms on a guided tour. Woodward Cave is located in Centre County off of Route 45.