Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves

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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Glenn S
Elmvale, Canada315 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
We were in the area and found this exciting opportunity on tripadvisor. It was a nice scenic drive from Campbellford and our time spent here was very educational. It would be recommended to young and old unless you had mobility concerns.
Written September 2, 2018
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TSMTor
Toronto, Canada92 contributions
Aug. 2018
Based upon some positive reviews, we decided to include this on our "Discover Ontario" mini-vacation.

It's just a short jaunt off the 401 and a great place to break your journey. There' a place to have a little picnic as well as see the caves.

If you have been to caves elsewhere -- such as Carslbad Caverns for example -- the size of the caves won't wow you. However, we were quite happy with the tour and the information that we received. We weren't even aware of caves in this area!

One of the best parts of the day was talking to Charlie, the owner, and hearing the story of the caves. You realize very quickly that this is more a labour of love than an opportunity to milk the tourists and make a fortune.

Based on our experience, we highly recommend a visit!

Written August 28, 2018
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Mark W
Belleville, Canada23 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Family
Great family trip. Our guide Shelby was great. She was very knowledgeable about the caves and history. The amount of work that has been down to make this place a tourist attraction was phenomenal.
Written August 23, 2018
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David W
Enterprise, Canada4 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Family
Two adults and one teenager looking for something to do on a rainy August day. (Yes, they offered loaner umbrellas). Our guide was charming in both English and French, and was well versed in the history associated with the cave. We all thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour.
Written August 23, 2018
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jodieannmcdonald
Brighton, Canada72 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour! Our young guide (red hair) was fantastic! Bilingual too! She was knowledgable & had a good sense of humour. Great piece of history.
Written August 14, 2018
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Joyfulattitude
Hamilton, Canada195 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
As everyone else has written, there are about 15 minutes of the tour above ground which is a bit boring (particularly on a really hot day), then it’s down to the cave below which is quite nice. The water in the well is so clear that no one saw the water until I dropped a coin in it and we could see the ripples. Pretty cool walking through the space. There are quite a few stairs, but they are very flat and have a railing to hold onto. My husband and I very much enjoyed the cave.
Written August 13, 2018
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Lynn N
Tweed, Canada51 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Family
We were a group of 3 adults, 1 senior and two children. Austin was very informative and took the time to answer all questions. The temperature in the caves is 10 Celsius all year round so you may want to bring a sweater/jacket. The kids really enjoyed the fossil display and the adults like the history info. It takes about an hour for the tour. There is ample free parking. Adults are $12.50 and seniors and kids are $10.00. We had a great time.
Written August 11, 2018
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Goodones4
87 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Couples
We really didn't have big expectations for the caves that we have driven past for many years. We enjoyed the tour and the explanation of the sink holes and the water and hourglass and the reasons why we couldn't tour them. Stephanie did a great job explaining the fossils and they types of rock formations we would see in the cave before leading us down to 10 degrees of coolness. The tour was the right amount of time for the price and allowed us an opportunity to go through one crevasse.

I wonder if there should be a family rate, however, if we wanted to return with our adult children.
Written July 24, 2018
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gnfitcat
Winnipeg33 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Family
To be honest, we had low expectations. But I was very very surprised by this adventure. While it’s basically a tour of a cave, what makes it so amazing is that it is not overly commercialized and had a raw authenticity to it that genuinely lacks at most destinations. The tour only took about 45 minutes. Only comment I would make is to really pay attention to their website when they say it to bring anything that can fall off (eg sunglasses).
Written July 20, 2018
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katharina m
19 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Family
For people interested in fossils and the natural history of limestone caves, there is a very informative guided tour. The height of the main cavern is impressive, and it's pleasantly cool on a hot day. This is NOT for avid Spelunkers though...no exploring outside the guided tour. Try Warsaw Caves if you want a bit more adventure.
Written July 4, 2018
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