Magical Day Trip to Laurel Caverns in Laurel Highlands PA


If you are looking for a unique and magical family day getaway near Pittsburgh or Cleveland, consider taking a day trip to Laurel Caverns in Farmington. It is Pennsylvania’s largest cave, with over four miles of passages. You will get unforgettable emotions, enjoy extraordinary views, and take amazingly vivid photos. This epic adventure is great for families with kids and also for adventure lovers looking for exceptional caving (spelunking) experience. ⁠⁠

Laurel Caverns

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Getaway Description

Laurel Caverns, founded in 1968, sits on the Chestnut Ridge near Uniontown, in Fayette County, PA. It is the largest cave in Pennsylvania by volume and area. With 2.8 miles of underground passages, it is great for viewing weird rock formations. The colored lights make the walls and ceilings look magical.

The Caverns offer walking tours, spelunking (caving) & rappelling, plus gemstone-panning. It is like a natural playground for hiking, climbing, and crawling.

The average temperature in the cave is 52°F, so dress accordingly. And, keep in mind that you can get dirty inside, climbing through tight spaces. Take a jacket and comfy shoes with you.

Laurel Caverns are open seven days a week till October 31st. Reservations are not required.

The Caverns also offer two spelunking (caving) trips that are designed for serious caving enthusiasts: Lower Caving Tour and Upper Caving Tour. It is a phenomenal experience to explore miles of beautiful caverns. Guides are super friendly and full of information about history and geology! Makes for a fantastic day trip! ⁠⁠

⁠⁠There is also a Family Lookout off the back deck of the Laurel Caverns facility. You can see the beautiful view high above on Chestnut Ridge. ⁠⁠

Laurel Caverns also features a gift shop, mini-golf course, panning for gemstones, and fossils activities.

Deciding to visit this amazing place, you will never regret it!

🐶 Pets Allowed: no


The cost ranges between $3 for kids and $15 for adults.

Where To Stay

After your magical adventures in Laurel Caverns, you can stay at one of the nearest hotels. Among them are Historic Summit Inn, Hampton Inn Uniontown, Comfort Suites Uniontown, Nemacolin, and others.

To learn more about Nemacolin, check out our post, Mountain Romantic Getaway at Nemacolin Resort in the Laurel Highlands.




Located in Farmington, Pennsylvania, near Ohiopyle State Park. Great for a day trip near Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus and Washington DC.



• 1-hour drive from
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• 3-hour drive from
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• 3-hour drive from
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• 3-hour drive from
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• 3.5-hour drive from
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