Gem of Bygone Era: Lost River Caverns, Philadelphia
Cave tours are something of an American road-trip tradition, and few caves tap into that bygone era as well as Lost River Caverns. From the indoor garden (complete with model dinosaurs and the region’s only fruit-bearing banana tree) to the rotating display cases in the gift shop, a visit here is like stepping into a pocket of suspended time. The cave tour itself takes about 45 minutes and uses 400 metres of well-lit paved walkways through amazing limestone formations. It’s an often-overlooked gem between Philadelphia and New York but well worth a visit.