• Lost River Caverns - Hellertown, Pennsylvania

      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      Lost River Caverns tour is not quite as long as your typical cave tour, lasting 30 to 45 minutes. But the geological features are splendid, and the guides fill you in on some rather colorful history. Among other things, the cavern has served as a dance hall, a wedding chapel, and an initiation spot for fraternity pledges. And yes, there really is a "lost" river that you can hear under the rock, and actually see part of. But it's lost in the sense that nobody has been able to figure out where it leads. If you're interested in minerals as a hobby you can find a selection of equipment and supplies, gemstones and other items for sale in the gift shop. And while you're waiting for your tour in the upstairs lobby, be sure to browse the fascinating collection of gemstones, fossils and antique firearms and knives.

      If you go:
      Open 9 to 6 during the summer and 9 to 5 during the winter. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Open Easter noon to 5. Additional parking across the street. The temperature of the cave is 52 degrees, which is slightly cooler than many caves, so you might want to bring along a sweater.


      1908, 726 Durham Street
      Hellertown, Pennsylvania 18055 USA

      Mailing address:
      PO Box M
      Hellertown, PA 18055 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Reservations and Information
      +1 (610) 838-8767

      Toll Free
      +1 (888) 529-1907