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Two popular caves in Pennsylvania are Lost River Caverns in Hellertown, and Crystal Cave in Kutztown. If you enjoy viewing underground wonders, you will love these two caves.  You will find this to be both an educational and fun trip for the entire family.

Lost River Caverns

(See Crystal Cave Below)

Contact Information

Durham St, P.O. Box M
Hellertown, Pa 18055

610-838-8767

Website: http://www.lostcave.com/

Email: info@lostcave.com

You will find five beautiful cavern chambers containing an abundance of stalactites, stalagmites, and other crystal formations along with fluorescent minerals. In addition, you will see the fascinating Lost River, whose clear waters mysteriously originate from an unknown source, flow through the cavern, and then disappear.

Lost River Caverns  also has a fine collection of antique firearms for those who are interested in that, along with a great collection of jewelry tools and supplies.

Hours

The caverns are open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
Memorial Day through Labor Day,  hours are 9am to 6pm.

The rest of the year hours are 9am to 5pm.

The temperature in the caverns is 52 degrees so a sweater or jacket is necessary.

Bring your picnic basket and enjoy the peaceful Picnic Grove with its covered bridge overlooking Silver Creek

DIRECTIONS TO LOST RIVER CAVERNS

Philadelphia & Quakertown
Northeast Extension

Take the Northeast Extension (I-476) north to Quakertown exit (Rt. 663 north ) to Rt. 309 north. Continue to I-78 east to Hellertown (Exit 67). Turn left at bottom of exit ramp onto Main Street (Rt. 412 south). Go to 4th traffic light and turn left onto Penn Street. Lost River Caverns is 1/2 mile on the right.

Rt.611
Take Rt. 611 north to Rt. 412 north into Hellertown. At 2nd traffic light in Hellertown (Penn Street) turn right. Continue 1/2 mile to Lost River Caverns on the right.

Rt. 309
Take Rt. 309 north to I-78 east to Hellertown (Exit 67). Turn left at bottom of exit ramp onto Main Street (Rt. 412 south). Go to 4th traffic light and turn left onto Penn Street. Lost River Caverns is 1/2 mile on the right.

Allentown. PA
Route I-78 East
to Hellertown (Exit 67). Turn left at bottom of exit ramp onto Main Street (Rt. 412 south). Go to 4th traffic light and turn left onto Penn Street. Lost River Caverns is 1/2 mile on the right.

New York City, Northern New Jersey
George Washington Bridge Take the NJ Turnpike (I-95) to route I-78 west (at the Newark Airport exit). Take I-78 west to Hellertown (Exit 67). Turn left at bottom of exit ramp onto Main Street (Rt. 412 south). Go to 5th traffic light and turn left onto Penn Street. Lost River Caverns is 1/2 mile on the right.

Lincoln Tunnel
Take I-78 west to Hellertown, PA (Exit 67). Turn left at bottom of exit ramp onto Main Street (Rt. 412 south). Go to 5th traffic light and turn left onto Penn Street. Lost River Caverns is 1/2 mile on the right.

Harrisburg - Camp Hill, PA
Route 81 East
To I-78 east to Hellertown (Exit 67). Turn left at bottom of exit ramp onto Main Street (Rt. 412 south). Go to 4th traffic light and turn left onto Penn Street. Lost River Caverns is 1/2 mile on the right.

Crystal Caves

Contact Information

963 Crystal Cave Rd

Kutztown, PA  19530

610-683-6765

Website: http://www.crystalcavepa.com

Crystal Cave is located in Kutztown, PA which is in the heart of Pennsylavania Dutch Country.

The temperature is a constant 54 degrees, so a jacket is required.  Note that from the main building there is a steep climb to the cave entrance.

You will find in its five chambers, fabulous milky white stalactites, stalagmites, pillars and dropstone formations.  The cave is actually a living, growing cave. The stalactites descending from the ceiling, and the stalagmites that reach up from the ground continue to slowly grow. Crystals, which give the cave its name, actually line the walls of some of the 'rooms' in the cave.  You will find formations that resemble animals, bacon and eggs and even an upside down ice cream cone.

Kids will love Crystal Cave's sluice.  You can purchase a special bag of dirt and then work to clean and reveal an assortment of surprises.

Miniature golf is available for a nominal fee.

 

Hours

Crystal Cave is open everyday from March 1 to November 30. Summer hours are 9 am to 7 pm and the remainder of the year is 9am - 5 pm.

Call to check on price and confirm hours.

The average guided tour will last about 45 minutes.  The tour includes an 8 minute video presentation on cave formation.

Be sure visit the Rock & Mineral Shop and Musueum

There is free admission to this museum which opened in 1981 and features the history of the cave and the development of the region as well as other surprises.

A variety of fast foods and Dutch specialties are available at their restaurant.  If you are not real hungry you may be interested in ice cream.

DIRECTIONS TO CRYSTAL CAVE

Philadelphia
North East extension of PA turnpike to exit 56 (Lehigh Valley), 78 West to exit 40 (Krumsville), 737 South to 222 South to Virginville exit, follow signs for 5 miles.

Allentown
22/78 West to exit 40 (Krumsville), 737 South to 222 South to Virginville exit, follow signs for 5 miles.

Harrisburg
78East to exit 35 (Lenhartsville), 143 wsouth, follow signs for 10 miles

New York and Northern Jersey
78 West to exit 40 (Krumsville), 737 South to 222 South to Virginville exit, follow signs for 5 miles.