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Variety of educational activities available at Lincoln Caverns

Why not spend some time this summer discovering Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, where the splendor of nature\’s handiwork has been protected and preserved for your visit since they were first discovered in 1930 and 1941.
Visitors can explore winding passageways and splendid rooms containing massive flowstones, thousands of delicate stalactites, pure white calcite and sparkling crystals, experience a fascinating and worthwhile family adventure where special attention is given to each and every guest – both the young and young at heart. Enjoy a one hour educational and entertaining interpretive tour which includes both caverns for one reasonable admission and share the tradition of three generations of hospitality, education and cave conservation.
Lincoln Caverns offers a great experiences for children and adults of all ages. Located on US Rt. 22 (William Penn Highway), 3 miles west of Huntingdon, the caverns are easy to find and provide an entertaining and educational experience for all.
Besides touring the caverns, many other activities are offered to visitors.
Everyone is invited to pan for real gems in the sluice Plan to allow some extra time at Lincoln Caverns for this new, exciting, and educational activity. Available mid-March through mid-November, separately or in combination with cavern tickets.
Also available is the newest attraction, the Kids Cave Crawl. This activity is just for children ages four to 12-years-old. Kids can suit up like a real spelunker with helmet and knee pads to crawl through Lincoln Caverns\’ brand new simulated cave. This activity is available weather/staff permitting.
Visitors can also stop and discover Raystown Country\’s Largest Souvenir and Gift Shop, featuring an extensive selection of Lincoln Caverns, Raystown Lake and Pennsylvania souvenirs, rocks and minerals, educational books and toys, PA Dutch gifts, Native American jewelry and gifts, as well as items for every age or occasion, is located in our visitors\’ center. Light snacks are available during the summer months and weekends in the spring and fall.
Lincoln Caverns’ also offers group tours which can be scheduled any day of the week, any day of the year, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Reservations must be made at least ten days in advance, giving number of persons and time of arrival.
Groups are divided into tours of 20-25 persons, with tours leaving at 15 minute intervals and lasting one to one and a half hours, depending on group size.
Constant temperature in the caverns is 52 degrees. A light jacket is suggested. Comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles and good treads are recommended. Cameras and video cameras are permitted, however tripods are not allowed on regular tours.
Visitor Information about Raystown Lake, other area attractions, dining, camping, and lodging is available via the links page, in the Visitors\’ Center, or will be mailed upon request.
Also, picnic pavilions, nature trails and a meditation chapel are available for use free of charge to all those touring the caverns.
The caves also provide an excellent opportunity for scouts, youth groups and other organizations.
Besides touring the caverns, scouts can spend the night at Warrior Ridge Campgrounds, a private, secluded, primitive wooded campsite located three miles west of Huntingdon. The natural amphitheatre setting provides incredible sound from the stage to the entire property. An ideal, private site, for the next camporee, reunion, church retreat, or music event.
Lincoln Caverns is open daily at 9 a.m. The last tour leaves at 6 p.m. through Labor Day. In September, October and November, the last tour leaves at 4 p.m. In December tours are given on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Call to make an appointment for tours in January and February.
The cost is $9.95 for adults, ages 12-years-old and over, $5.95 for children ages four to 12-years-old and $8.95 for seniors citizens age 65 and over, with ID.
A child combo ticket is also available for $9.95 which includes regular bag of mineral rough to pan for gems.
For more information, call 643-0268; email info@lincolncaverns.com or visit the website at www.lincolncaverns.com.