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Crystal Lake Cave

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It was worth the money. About a 45 minute tour try to go with a smaller group. Very tight spaces... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
jstrickler01
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Peoria, Illinois
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Lots of oooos and aaahs

Will, our guide was lots of fun. He knows tons about this cave. He was interactive and got us... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Kathy O
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Plainfield
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove from Des Moines to see the caves today and they’re closed. They should update hours on their site.

1  Thank Road269939
Julie R, Owner at Crystal Lake Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so sorry. Can I offer you 2. free passes for the 2019 season?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy touring caves and while Crystal Lake Cave isn't the largest or the most famous I have ever been through my visit was truly enjoyable. Our guide was very enthusiastic and informative about the history of the cave and the crystal formations which are...More

Thank Susan M
Julie R, Owner at Crystal Lake Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a great review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience! -Julie Owner

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We came here while in the area and I was overly amazed. Beautiful cave formations and tour guide was very friendly. Would definitely come here again.

2  Thank matthewv890
Julie R, Owner at Crystal Lake Cave, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed the Cave and guide!

Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

It was worth the money. About a 45 minute tour try to go with a smaller group. Very tight spaces definitely not something you wanna do if you don't like tight spaces. Not to far of a drive from Galena il.

1  Thank jstrickler01
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Will, our guide was lots of fun. He knows tons about this cave. He was interactive and got us all to see the shadows in the stalagmites and stalagtites. I will agree that price is a few dollars more that it should be but not...More

2  Thank Kathy O
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Bring extra socks! I read other reviews about the puddles, so I was prepared. Very glad I did as there was rain recently so some of the puddles were deep and unavoidable. Did not detract from the experience as I was prepared. My only complaint...More

1  Thank Kristie R
Julie R, Owner at Crystal Lake Cave, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. -Julie Crystal Lake Cave, L.L.C

Reviewed August 17, 2018

Went on the 12:15 tour today for 45 minutes. The tour guide was so monotone and you could tell that she simply memorized the script. No personality at all. The formations were still interesting to see, since they were limestone (which truly does have the...More

1  Thank nanette v
Reviewed August 14, 2018

A very interesting tunnel cave with many formations and a rich history. The tour guide provided lots of details. My issue was that the price of admission to the cave was way too high ($15 for adults) for this venue (paid more than Carlsbad!!). And,...More

Thank Gfiniti
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I took my 6-year-old daughter on a cave tour. She really loved it. It is a nice cool break in the summer since it was less than 60 degrees in the cave. Other than a couple of bigger puddles, it was very easy to navigate...More

1  Thank Teresa O
Reviewed August 4, 2018

This is a tunnel cave with lots of different kinds of formations. The guide was personable, well informed, and passed along a lot of history and geological information. Enjoyed by 14 and 70 year olds. Easy to get to.

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Julie R, Owner at Crystal Lake Cave, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thank you for a very uplifting review! -Julie Crystal Lake Cave, L.L.C.

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Pam H
October 4, 2018|
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Response from Kristie R | Reviewed this property |
A few tight spaces & just two sets of stairs. Tour moves slowly, so it is pretty easy.
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j0llynik
August 5, 2018|
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Response from Julie R | Property representative |
Adults are $15 each. Senior citizens (65+ years) receive $1 off. Thank-you, Julie Crystal Lake Cave, L.L.C.
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Jasmine W
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Julie R | Property representative |
Depending on your height,. People carry weight in different ways. I've seen many larger people go through the cave just fine. Thank-you for your inquiry.
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