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Address: 963 Crystal Cave Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530-8880
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+1 610-683-6765
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09:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 19:00
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See PA's first show cave. Discovered in 1871, and open to the public...

See PA's first show cave. Discovered in 1871, and open to the public shortly thereafter, Crystal Cave has been operating without interruption since that time. The one hour cave tour begins with a video presentation describing the history of Crystal Cave and the formation of caves. Guides take you into the cave and give you both an educational and enjoyable tour. Crystal Cave is known for its abundance of formations in various size and color. Over five million adults and children have been thrilled by this subterranean museum of nature.

After your tour you may want to visit our gift and souvenir shop, historical exhibit, authentic Amish Buggy, real Indian Totem Poles, and shaded picnic park all on 150 scenic acres. Other activities open seasonally include miniature golf, panning for gemstones, Ice Cream Parlor, Crystal Cave Cafe, and Museum.

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As someone who has been to other caves, Crystal Cave is on the smaller side. There aren't as many formations as other caves, but it's still a nice stop. Our tour lasted about 35... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 January 2017
Hannah K
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Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the first weekend of the season, it was pretty chilly and the other attractions weren't open. $14.50 per person, a little pricey for what you get. The cave is beautiful and the guide was very knowledgeable. Pretty extensive gift shop with some cool stuff. Great for families with kids.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place in general is nice, but if you have any kind of handicap, don't go. I have bad knees and sometimes get out of breath on stairs. My friend has vertigo. I quit before we got to the long staircase of rock steps. It looked straight up...then you had to come down the same stairs on the opposite side.... More 

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Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

As someone who has been to other caves, Crystal Cave is on the smaller side. There aren't as many formations as other caves, but it's still a nice stop. Our tour lasted about 35 minutes and was preceded by a video describing the Cave's history. As stated in some other reviews, the video is old, but the information is still... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

If you have nothing to do you can visit the place, but in reality it is not worth the money , around 20 minutes of tour, and 10 minutes before that boring lecture about how the cave was made 🤔

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Allentown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Looking for something to do? Crystal Cave is a great choice! Even on a date! I took my family and we had a great time just getting away! You know! Time away from house hold work, feeling closed in at home, and just some time to get away from the stressful mundane, every day doldrums! And they have an interesting... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is more for small children and those who are just getting into cave exploration. The tour was short and the formations were not as awesome as they make it seem. Our tour guide though was very informative and funny.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Went last summer after many years. Great tour and fun for young and old. Go on a warm day and take a jacket. It is much colder down in the cave.

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Lindenwold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Me and my husband and mother visited here in july, and we were not disappointed! they start the tour off with an educational video with some background of the cave and how it was discovered. we were thankful to get down inside the cave to the cool 50 something degree weather, as the day we visited was about 101 degrees.... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The guide and the caverns were very nice. The kids had never seen one so we just pulled in. He was extremely thorough and answered questions for the kids. Really great place for not knowing much about it.

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Wantagh, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Howe cavern much better. Long walk up a hill once inside rusty hand rails slippers paths.nit worth the money.

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