Indian Echo Caverns
A more natural outing choice for your Hershey journey is Indian Echo Caverns, a great option to slow down for a moment and enjoy your natural surroundings within the area. This limestone cavern collection is located in Derry Township, just 8 miles from Hershey itself. The caverns offer a 45-minute guided tour, the tour providing a historical exploration and geology lesson all in one. Not only will you get an immersive tour in the 52-degree cavern system, but you will also have the opportunity to mine at the gem mill on the property, shop for rare minerals and educational toys within the gift shop, and even enjoy a playground and goat petting zoo outside.
The underground lakes and limestone formations throughout will surely entice your group, as will the intriguing history of the spot spanning from its formation millions of years ago to 17th century Susquehannock Indian cave usage, even to the 1802 discovery by early area settlers. Gold Rush and U.S expansion knowledge will be thoroughly discussed, and the spot is also a great place to learn about cave animals such as bats and bears, crustaceans and insects. Before you leave ‘one of the most visited attractions in Eastern U.S’, be sure to take advantage of the Echo Dell Gift Shop, outdoor picnic spots, and fun playground and petting zoo for the younger group members.