Be a Caveman

27 Jun

Not even an hour away from Albany is another world…an underground world called Howe Caverns. It is worth the trip!

We did the “traditional” tour  which was $21 for adults with a 10$ AAA discount. There are also “lantern-only” tours on Friday and Saturday nights (great date option!) and an “adventure” tour where you are able to climb into and around caverns.

Our tour began with an elevator ride down 156 feet. We then spent about 80 minutes with a tour guide walking through the caverns and learning about the geology. Y’know stalagmites, stalactites, limestone formations, and such.

In the middle of the tour there is a boat ride on an underground Lake of Venus. Sounds really cool, right? Well, that was kinda lame. We were hoping for some rapids. Despite that it was highly entertaining and my teenage companions liked it, too.

If you go bring warm clothes! It’s 52 degrees and moist which feels very cold after a while.

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One Response to “Be a Caveman”

  1. tcrpmg June 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Hi! My friend @twinklestudio just tweeted a link to your blog. Welcome to Upstate New York! Looks like you are getting around to see the sites, and I love reading about them. Can’t wait to read more.

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