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“The kids really enjoyed it”
Review of Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Kutztown
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 September 2017

It rained the day we visited, but it didn't matter. This was a fun trip, the kids were fascinated by the cave. There are a few sets of stairs to climb to get up to the cave enterance, but it's much easier going down. The tour was really informative, you get to watch a movie at the start of the tour that explains the history behind the cave. The kids got a little antsy during the movie, but it wasn't too much that they couldn't wait it out. I'd definitely suggest sneakers, some areas can be a little slippery. Bring a coin or two for the kids as there is a wishing well section where they can toss in a coin. Overall, I'd say Luray Caverns in VA is larger with a few more interesting features, but this is more local and the kids still had a blast. They also enjoyed the mining set-up and the gift shop was nice also. We wanted to see the museum as well, but were strapped for time. Maybe next time!

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

There were 4 of us in the party. The only negative thing is there were too many people in our tour. It was difficulty to squish together to see what the tour guide was trying to point out. We had to wait to get to the top of the lookout and by the time the end of the group got to the top the guide was already at the next site.
We ate at the cafe, the staff were very nice and everything was cooked to order! Prices were very reasonable.
The "indian" goods were NOT made by Native Americans, just because they sell dream catchers they should not be deceiving the customers.
Most of the gifts were reasonably priced.
Over all a great time and I do recommend stopping.

Thank Lin K
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great tour guide in the cave, but some in our group felt a little claustrophobic. Bring a jacket - even if it's hot, the cave stays in the 50s. Skip the tour if you have trouble walking. It's was slippery and there were a lot of steps (someone on our tour slipped and fell). Interesting experience if you're into geology or history! Mini golf course was muddy (we had to skip some holes) and falling apart in places. You could find better mini golf nearby!

Thank jillatin
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Crystal cave is an amazing place! The drive thru Amish county is Beautiful! At the Cave The Tour guides take you on a informative walk Thru the cave explaining all the different formations and spaces inside the cave! Once you finish your cave tour you can enjoy a picnic lunch or get something to each from the food stand! Enjoy a game of mini golf and check out the Trading post and museum! Pan for rocks using the bags you can buy from the inn shop or try your luck with what is already in the bottom of the waterway!
Lastly don't forget to check out all the cool rocks and goodies in the Shop inside the Inn!

Thank 5Poole
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

What a beautiful cave, truly wonderful! This is a great place to take kids and see Earth's inner beauty. The climb to the cave is a hike, but worth it. The cave is very clean and easy to navigate the well lit paths. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. After visiting the cave there is a miniature golf course, a nature walk, a gift shop, and a place to eat. To get to this location is a bit of a hike and in the middle of nowhere, but relatively close to Allentown PA. Overall, this is a small cave, but really great to check out if you are in the Allentown/Bethlehem PA area.

Thank Justin C
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