When the temperature hits the 90’s, we know just what to do. We head for Indian Echo Caverns, located along the beautiful Swatara Creek. It’s a refreshing 52 degrees all year long.
Travel less than 10 minutes from The Inn at Westwynd Farm and you can experience a fantastic journey of geological wonders – sparkling crystal clear lakes, intimate passageways and room after room of almost magical beauty.
It’s a great add-on to any visit to Hershey!
Like many caverns in the Mid-Atlantic states, Indian Echo Caverns is a limestone cave. Cut through Beekmantown limestone, which is over 440 million years old, the caves were formed through the erosive properties of water. As time progressed, geological forces led to an “uplift” of the surrounding limestone, eventually allowing more and more water to flow through the formation. As the water flowed over the limestone, it began to create small crevices. These small crevices led to larger ones and eventually, over a series of millions of years, it created the caverns as they are today.
The tour is 45 minutes in length. A professionally trained interpretive guide will explain the geology, history and show you the beautiful formations of the caverns.
THE CAVERNS ARE OPEN DAILY – INCLUDING SUNDAYS!
$13 for Adults, ages 12 and over
$11 for Seniors, ages 62 and over
$7 for Children, ages 3-11
Children, ages 2 and under are FREE
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Memorial Day through Labor Day.
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
During the rest of the season.
Indian Echo Caverns is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
Due to the cool temperature, a light wrap is recommended for those sensitive to cooler temperatures.
Cameras with flash and camcorders are permitted.
There is also a great miniature golf course, Challenge Family Fun, at the entrance to the caverns and an ice cream shop with an arcade. It‘s a wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon in Hershey.