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Penn's Cave

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222 Penns Cave Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828-8103
+1 814-364-1664
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Amazing

We loved the boat tour through the long dark cave. Took about an hour. Surprisingly the water was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tracy W
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Petrolia, Canada
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great day trip

My family and I took a day trip to penn caves. we live about 2 hours away. We got to explore the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lori S
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America's only all-water cavern & farm-nature-wildlife park. The only cave in Pennsylvania placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Three fully-guided tours: *Cavern tour only by boat (Not handicapped accessible: Open Feb-Dec) *Farm-nature-wildlife park tour by tour bus Open April-Nov) *Off-road mountain tour (June-Nov, advance reservation only-limited availability for this special tour) Miners Maze, gemstone panning, Visitors Center, gift shop, Cave Cafe Free Parking
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (82 reviews)
“wildlife park” (41 reviews)
“gift shop” (74 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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222 Penns Cave Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828-8103
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved the boat tour through the long dark cave. Took about an hour. Surprisingly the water was not cold. We saw all kinds of different things and learned a lot. No bats this time of year but that would have been cool to see....More

1  Thank Tracy W
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for the kind words, Tracy! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and I took a day trip to penn caves. we live about 2 hours away. We got to explore the caves by boat, It was a awesome experience. We also did the bus that takes you around the animal park. we got to...More

Thank Lori S
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

That's wonderful news, Lori! It's always so great to hear from our adventurers and we're thrilled to know that you had an amazing time. Hope to see you back at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took a weekend trip to the Allegheny Mountains region of Pennsylvania. On a whim, we decided to make the trip up to Penn's Cave, and we are so glad we did. We bought the combo cavern tour-wildlife ride. Dylan was our...More

4  Thank Nancy K
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nancy, we're so glad you decided to stop by Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park! Our Cavern and Wildlife combo package deal is a great way to get the best bang for your buck. Combine that with our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides makes our...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is for the review for their wildlife tour and not for the cave tour. This is just one of those places where you pay tons of money for the 'prettyness' and the actual experience. If you care about a beautiful visitor center, 50 billboards,...More

1  Thank wuzzupall
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for providing feedback on your experience at our park; we strive to provide our guests with the best experience and value. Our wildlife tour offers 1,600 acres of land and it can be difficult to guarantee the ability to see all of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling thru Pa and like to do craving. We stopped at Penns Cave because it is a water filled cave. The guided tour was fun and informative. The site also has some animals in a large penned area as well.

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by when traveling through Pennsylvania! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your adventure at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park and we certainly hope you decide to visit again!

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

This boat tour takes you through underground caves in a unique way. We enjoyed the tour very much but one shortcoming was that the lights, and therefore your ability to see everything, are controlled by the guide. As you’re in a boat you don’t really...More

Thank Jennifer E
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jennifer, we're grateful for your candid feedback, as we appreciate any insight on how we can improve. Our cave is stunning, and our Tour Guides attempt to do their best to show the natural beauty and formations. We have addressed your concerns with our Cavern...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

It’s been 40 years for some of us and brand new for others. We arrived at 1030 and were scheduled for 1050. Great guide on our boat and it was grand trip through the cavern. Lots of grade schoolers there and the staff handled everything...More

Thank TARCGAZ
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's great to hear you were satisfied with our boat tour through the cave! We hope that the new visitors from your group loved the tour just as much as you did 40 years ago. Thank you for coming back to spend the day with...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Spent a day here with our kids (5 & 7) everyone had a great time! We did the maze, cave boat trip and the wildlife tour and enjoyed all of them! Reasonably priced and lots of fun!

Thank Catherine D
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Here at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, we take pride in the variety of family-friendly services we offer! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Have a great day, Catherine!

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Wherever we travel in the world, we try to always visit at least one cave per trip. This trip was no different - except this time, instead of walking through the cave, we got to tour the cave in a boat. We didn't have to...More

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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, Harry. We're glad that we share the same fascination for caves! It's so nice to relax and take in all of that beauty, and information that our guides provide. We hope to see...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

We visited Penn's Cave in April and had a great time with our guide, Marty. The cave is toured in a small boat making for a unique look at the formations.

1  Thank Mark S
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Terri S, Manager at Penn's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Hey Mark, we are super happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park. Our tour guides love to hear that they have provided a memorable experience! Hope to see you again soon.

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brittany G
May 12, 2018|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
The cave tour is not. There are steep steps to the boats and then the issue of getting in and out of the boats.
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Cathy L
June 29, 2017|
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Response from Eric L | Reviewed this property |
yes, it's quite easy to get in and out of the boat. They have a concrete dock with solid metal railings that the boat Moors up against. Yes there is a weight limit for the total boat and per person but I don't remember what... More
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Jacklyn P
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Terri S | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for your question..There are hotel properties in the nearby town of State College, PA with pools, but we don't believe that there are any with sprinklers, etc. Our local Visitors Bureau would be very happy to... More
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