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Address: 963 Crystal Cave Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530-8880
Phone Number: +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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Great road trip stop

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Lindenwold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Good tour. Our guide Jeff did a great job. The cave and it's history are very interesting. It was like a trip back in time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and would definitely recommend it as a family activity for families with kids from around 7 and up.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Great get away with the kids. The tour is just long enough so that the young kids will not get bored. Bring a light jacket its chilly in the cave.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

As our four-year-old daughter had recently shown an interest in stalactites and stalagmites, we thought we would check out Crystal Cave. As our tour of the cave began, it became clear that, while our Tour Guide was following a script (with interesting facts and history), she was far from impressed herself. She couldn't help but add sarcastic or glib comments... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I've been here more than once. Every cave is different in its own way. Out of the 9 show caves in Pennsylvania, I wouldn't say it's one of my favorites, but it's still good. The food and ice cream places were never open when I was there, but I have not been back this year. The gift shop is enjoyable.... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

First of all-it did have signs to find the cave but it is wayyyy out in the country. And for those out of shape or have leg/hip/back problems be careful-it's a steep climb to the cave and many slippery steps inside the cave. The pamphlet had pictures of beautiful crystals so that's what sold me. I didn't see any of... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Nice day trip with adult children. Interesting, old-fashioned tourist attraction out in the country.

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