Howe Caverns, Inc.

Howe Caverns – Year-Round Family Attraction – Exciting, Fun Cave Adventure

Underground Tours, Café, Gift shops, Motel

255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave, NY 12092


Cave Tours & Outdoor Adventure Park. Get Ready to say “Howe Fun” both underground & above ground.

Howe Caverns is the largest show cave in the Northeast U.U, and is the second most visited natural attraction in the state of New York, welcoming an average of 150,000 visitors per year. It was discovered in 1842 and early tours were given from 1843 to 1900. Present day guided tours of its living limestone cave have been conducted for 9- years. The site is located in Schoharie County, with spectacular views overlooking Helderberg Plateau. It is conveniently located off Interstate 88 and is approximately 45 minutes from Oneonta and Cooperstown, 45 minutes from Albany, and 2.5 hours north of New York City. A popular family destination and host to school, camp, and scout field trips, the property also features Howe Glassworks, Howe High Adventure Park, the Howe Caverns Lodge, the Howe Caverns Motel and the HC Mining Company. The cave tours are open all year with seasonal days and hours, with the High Adventure Park operating July 1st to Labor Day. Specialty tours such as Lantern Tours, Adventure Tours, Signature Rock Discovery Tours, Private Tours, and Family Flashlight Tours are available by reservation. Make it an overnight trip with a stat at the Howe Caverns Motel with several package options available.

Whether you are visiting for the first time or re-visiting to renew memories, you will discover why Howe Caverns is New York State’s second most visited natural attraction with Niagara Falls taking the number one spot. The center piece of any trip to Howe Caverns is the descent 156 ft below the Earth’s surface where you will enjoy a 90-minute guided tour of the largest show cave in the Northeast. Limestone corridors, cavernous galleries, stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone formations, serpentine passages and an underground boat ride all await you in our underground world.

Above ground you can climb, soar, rock and roll! Challenge yourself on our 25 ft rock climbing wall. Enjoy the thrill of our four tower zip line 40 ft in the air and our ropes course with 28 challenging elements. To top it all off be sure to experience our H2OGO Balls!

You will find a variety of other things to do at Howe Caverns Adventure Park including : panning for gems, geode cutting and jewelry making at the Howe Caverns Mining Company, a AAA-rated motel, delicious meals with a spectacular view at affordable prices in our Café, delicious homemade fudge and decadent truffles in our Sweet Shop, gifts, clothing and souvenirs for your shopping enjoyment in our gift shop. To help you with you trip or overnight stay, please visit our website, or call us 518-296-8900.


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255 Discovery Drive
Howes Cave, NY 12092 

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Contact Name: Holly Hauser