Lincoln Caverns & Whisper Rocks, near Huntingdon and Raystown Lake, is proud to announce the opening of its 82nd season. Beginning March 1, tours are offered throughout the spring, seven days a week, from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM each day. Extended summer hours begin Memorial Day weekend with the last tour starting at 5:00 PM, and July 1 through Labor Day with the last tour at 6:00 PM. Visitors are treated to a one hour interpretive tour through two spectacular crystal caverns, Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks. Always a pleasant 52°, tours can be enjoyed anytime, rain or shine. No reservations are necessary to experience this unique underground environment. During the leisurely walk through the two caverns guests of all ages enjoy exploring winding passageways and splendid rooms surrounded by the widest variety of speleothems, or cave formations, in Pennsylvania. Professional cavern interpreters share the fascinating story of the geology and discovery of the caverns.
Lincoln Caverns specializes in educational programs for schools, Scouts, and other organized groups. Package tours for 2012 include Geo Packs for schools and youth groups, Ultimate Underground Birthdays, and complete badge programs for Scouts featuring a variety of activity choices, including “An Introduction To Speleology” pre-tour program, ‘Geoworks’ hands-on workshops, panning for real gems, and overnight programs in the learning center. Lincoln Caverns’ indoor learning center makes programming possible year round, regardless of the weather.
Several popular special events are planned for the 2012 season; Discovery Days, June 23 & 24, celebrates 80 years of discovery and Dunlavy family history with special historic tours and workshops and crafts offered throughout the weekend. Lincoln Caverns’ 29th Annual Ghosts and Goblins tours are coming Fridays and Saturdays in October with a brand new tour and theme for 2012. The summer months feature Kids Cave Kamp, Photography Tours and Flashlight Adventures.
Whether traveling with a family or an organized group, Lincoln Caverns offers informal, personalized tours, plus various other amenities, making the visit a memorable one. Warrior Ridge Campground, picnic pavilions, nature trails, gem panning, and Raystown Country’s largest souvenir and gift shop are also located on the premises.
Lincoln Caverns is located just three miles west of Huntingdon, PA, near Raystown Lake. Group leaders, teachers, and individuals interested in Lincoln Caverns’ tours and educational offerings are invited to call(814)643-0268, FAX (814)643-1358, visit our website at www.lincolncaverns.com or write: 7703 William Penn Hwy., Huntingdon, PA 16652, for more information.