Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves

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Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves

Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves
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Ontario's oldest natural cavern. Offering guided tours and knowledgeable staff. Open from Victoria Day until Labour Day. Beautiful setting on 60 acres with nature trails and open fields.
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D5555
Canada21 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Friends
If you’ve ever seen caves anywhere else, this isn’t spectacular. It is small and the formations aren’t mature. I felt the price was a bit steep for what you see, however, if you have young children who have never seen a cave, this may be a fun outing?
Written September 19, 2021
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GlobeTrotterNL1
Peterborough, Canada629 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
Having been to a cave tour in the Uniter States, this one felt very small. There are other caves on the property, but they are not open to the public, which was a little disappointing. Having said this, our tour guide was fantastic. She answered questions with ease and was quite knowledgeable and friendly. Our children, who had never been on a cave excursion before, really enjoyed the experience. It was nice and cool inside the cave, which was great considering it was a warm day. There were some interesting historical details shared that I would have loved to hear more about. It wasn’t a long tour, but I think it was worth the money. It was a nice family outing.
Written September 5, 2021
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Marisa
Toronto, Canada102 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
Really enjoyed this experience and so did my young daughter. We had purchased some flashlights before the tour (not that they are needed) and she was so excited and a bit nervous before we began. Once in the cave, both of us were in awe of its age and preservation. A great experience!
Written September 1, 2021
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Farmgal80
Montreal, Canada66 contributions
Jul. 2021
You do learn a bit about the geology of the area and how the cave was formed, however the cave itself is not that spectacular where caves are concerned. But I guess for Ontario it is a big cave. You do get to examine fossils. Unfortunately, the cave you walk down into does not have alot of natural stalactites and stalagmites since it has not been protected for that many years. The stalactites you see are less than an inch long. It would be a nice little excursion with yonger kids - and definitely nice and cool down there on a crazy hot day!
Written August 28, 2021
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Denise J
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Aug. 2021 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our young guide knew an incredible amount about the caves and the area and our six year old grandson was thrilled with the entire experience. The operation is very professional without being at all touristy. There are no gift shops selling tacky cave souvenirs and no snack bar; however, there is a lovely, clean covered picnic area, which allows visitors to enjoy a picnic following the tour. As far as COVID, they have all safety protocols in place taking only small groups down into the cave, requesting that guests socially distance and wear masks in the cave. The caves are not very large so personally, we were happy to see that the young tour guide was not too shy to ask one group (repeatedly) to pull up their masks. All-in-all, we felt it was money well spent and highly recommend, particularly for families with younger kids who are interested in fossils, caves, etc.
Written August 15, 2021
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D Matthew Towns
Quinte West, Canada8 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
Such a cool spot. So much work has been done to make the cave easily accessible. Staff were knowledgeable and the kettle gift shop had the cutest jewelry that my daughters had to have.
Written July 27, 2021
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Ashley
Belleville, Canada1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Family
Visited quite a while ago now. It’s the only cave I’ve ever really been in so it was a cool experience for me. Definitely a good place to go with kids.
Written July 15, 2021
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ErinKayMac
Jasper, Canada2 contributions
Jul. 2021
The caves were very cool and we love that they are family-owned and operated. The family spent years cultivating a beautiful and informative introduction to caves and spelunking. There is also lots of green space to enjoy a picnic lunch afterward. I took my senior parents and my small children and we enjoyed our visit very much. Special thanks to Casey, our wonderful guide.
Written July 13, 2021
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Heather M
Toronto, Canada136 contributions
Jul. 2021
This was much more fun than anticipated. The guide was very informative and the actual cave was pretty cool (temperature wise too). If you wanted to you could bring a lunch and sit at their picnic tables. Overall great experience.
Written July 13, 2021
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Pharos101
Ottawa, Canada105 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
It was a quick scientific tour in this hidden corner of Ontario. Impressive and knowledgeable guide made the tour mare beneficial. some corners are closed due to Covid-19 but still u get a lot of info about the site. Not recommended for very young kids due to stairs nor for people with mobility challenges
Written July 4, 2021
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