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“A hidden "Gem" in PA Dutch Country”
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 10 October 2017 via mobile

A hidden "Gem" in PA Dutch Country. We went on a Sunday in October so many attractions were closed although we only went basically to see the cave. The tour guide was friendly and funny and the cave was pretty neat. I still think many caverns in Virginia are better. Beware, you have to climb many many steps.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Rude, harried staff members, huge tour groups (ours was 54 people)! Tour of the cave itself was very short - not much to see anyway. They do not allow public to view the crystal formations that they advertise in both their brochure and website! Check out Indian Echo Cave or Lincoln Caverns, instead!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Took the family for a Sunday birthday trip for my son. This place is tucked away in the woods. Pretty neat place. Very informative tour guides. Nice gift shop and a small eatery. The was cool looking and temperature wise too, only 54 degrees.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I remember visiting here when I was a kid and decided to take my 12 year old niece here back in June. It's a nice place, but expensive and dated. $14 a person! The video they play before entering is very old and needs updating. The tour itself was ok. The group before us had 6 people. Our group had about 25! The tour guide did a good job, but we missed a lot being in the back of the group. Probably will not need to see it again.

Date of experience: June 2017
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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!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Julie B
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