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Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns

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Address: 13745 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6582
Phone Number: +1 605-342-2777

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Beautiful cave

We really enjoyed this cave. Wasn't very long but the tour guide was very knowledgeable and had interesting stories about the cave. There were 186 steps to go down and back up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2015
Belgrade, Montana
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you drive buy you will see a large billboard stating the property and cave are for sale. There is also a "Closed" sign at the entrance. Check out some of the other caves in the area. We recently went to Wind Cave but it does seem to be a place you need to get to early.

Thank wonlife64
Springfield, Illinois
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We were sooo disappointed to get here and find out that the cave and property have been closed for months and were put up for sale long ago. Our hotel manager said this cave has been closed since last fall and the property has several HUGE "For Sale" signs at the entrance from the highway. There are several other caves... More 

Thank CakeChick250
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Very interesting cave inside and out. Good stop for the whole family. Lots of steps so go slow and be safe.

Thank borgmaul
Hot Springs, South Dakota
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I’ve been through a lot of caves and regardless of their geological makeup I enjoy them all and this one was no exception. Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns is home to the world’s largest collection of dogtooth spar and for that reason alone should be seen and when combined with a friendly and knowledgeable staff is worth the price of admission... More 

6 Thank RAT1863
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Well I guess we expected a little more , but it was satisfactory, it was our first time seeing a cave w crystals. It was quite chilly , but quite a trek down. I would recommend gloves w grip because the rails to hold are so moist & cold. My legs were shaky , lol, after , an I was... More 

1 Thank Gleichenfamily
Belgrade, Montana
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed this cave. Wasn't very long but the tour guide was very knowledgeable and had interesting stories about the cave. There were 186 steps to go down and back up but I didn't really think it was too bad. There were beautiful crystals throughout the cave. Very enjoyable. After the tour of the cave, we took the approximately... More 

4 Thank diddledeelynn
Montana City, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

One way in One way out. 10 stories of very steep metal, stairs. Some people have to turn around to go down. I personally love it. I love rock etc. About 45 min long and Max our guide was AWESOME!

5 Thank CorinaMontana
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

This was a neat cave experience that part of our family visited. An adult and two 9 year olds visited, and were very impressed with the cave. Many "dog-tooth" crystals to see a neat history of the area. There are very many stairs, which we were well warned ahead of time. The cave visit is 45 minutes long. Although staff... More 

2 Thank daisymb
Townville, South Carolina
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456 reviews
188 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

A really nice $8 tour that costs $13. It is less than an hour, 87 steps and only 100 meters long. Good crystals if you have not seen this type of cave.

3 Thank cjd
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

What an amazing tour! It takes you down into the bottom of a cave and the tour guide was very helpful in explaining what you were seeing. The people working there are genuinely excited about the cave. it was very fun for the kids. Do not miss this attraction! Note: not for those with a fear of heights. Wear rubber... More 

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