Caveman dude.

Secret Caverns Billboard: Caveman Dude

Cobleskill, New York

The Cool Caveman dude is the hero of the world of Secret Caverns. He commands the nether domains, and dominates the billboard landscape around Schoharie county. Part Conan the Barbarian, part Pro Wrestler, part Mr. Natural, the Caveman RULES.

On occasion, it has been suggested that he is the cave owner, R.J. Mallory, painted by guides hoping for a favorable compensation package. But since no one knows what R.J. looks like, this is pure speculation.

Of particular note are the symbols on the Cool Caveman's arms -- government icons for radiation and Civil Defense. Commercial caves have always been a bastion of nuclear survival, a haven for those lucky enough to be on a tour or in the gift shop when the five minute warning sounds. And Secret's most famous formation was called "City Hit by Atomic Bomb" during the Cold War.

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Secret Caverns

Address:
671 Caverns Rd, Cobleskill, NY
Directions:
I-88 Exit 22. Turn north onto Hwy 145, then immediately turn right onto Hwy 7. Drive a little over a mile, then turn left onto Caverns Rd. Follow the billboards about 1.5 miles to Secret Caverns on the left.
Hours:
Daily April-Dec. 11-3, hourly tours (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
518-296-8558
Admission:
Tour $18. Cash only.
RA Rates:
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