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Howe Caverns: A Photo Tour

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Plan Your Visit to Howe Caverns
Howe Caverns Picture - The Winding Way

The Winding Way's natural artistry is the result of water erosion.

© 2005 Kim Knox Beckius
In this final Howe Caverns photo, you'll see the beautiful artistry inside the cave's Winding Way that has resulted from millions of years of water erosion. If these images have piqued your interest in planning a visit to Howe Caverns, here's everything you need to know before you go.

Directions: Howe Caverns is located at 255 Discovery Drive in Howes Cave, New York. From New York City and points south, follow the NYS Thruway north and west to Exit 25A for I-88 West, then take exit 22 and follow signs to Howe Caverns. From Montreal and points north, follow the Northway (I-87) south to Exit 1W for the NYS Thruway (I-90) West to Exit 25A. Travel I-88 West to Exit 22, then follow signs to Howe Caverns. Additional directions are available at the Howe Caverns Web site.

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Hours: Howe Caverns is open year round. It is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, as well as Tuesdays through Thursdays from November 1 through April 30. As of 2014, hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. After Labor Day, hours remain the same on weekends, but the cave closes at 5 p.m. weekdays through October 31. Winter hours November through April are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Monday. During the first three weeks of May, Howe Caverns operates from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Lantern Tours are offered by reservation for adults only (ages 16 and up) on Friday and Saturday evenings year round. Family Flashlight Tours are offered on Sunday evenings for participants ages 5 and up. Reservations are required for these two special tour options.

Tickets: As of May 2014, traditional tour fees are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, $21 for juniors ages 12 to 15 and $13 for children ages 5 to 11. Children 4 and under are admitted free. Discounted group rates are available. Lantern and flashlight tours are $35. Parking is $2.

For More Information or Lantern or Flashlight Tour Reservations: Call Howe Caverns at 518-296-8900.

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