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Address: CA-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
Phone Number: (559) 784-1500
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Crystal Cave is a marble cave near the Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park.

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Refreshingly cool cave tour

On a hot summer day, you will walk about half a mile downhill from the parking area to the cave entrance. When you go in, you are greeted with cool refreshing air that is about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Auburn, Alabama
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a gigantic waste of time and money...and energy! The drive to the cave took forever, the walk to the entrance of the cave took forever, the walk from the cave was terribly difficult for older people. BUT...all of that would have been fine if our tour was worth the money. Our tour guide must have been giving her first... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The cave tour is 45 minutes and well worth the time spent. The cave is carved from marble and has formations that date back 100's of years. you may even see a bat and be sure to ask about the small creatures that live in the cave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

On a hot summer day, you will walk about half a mile downhill from the parking area to the cave entrance. When you go in, you are greeted with cool refreshing air that is about 50 degrees (F). The cave is not super spectacular with large caverns or massive stalagtites or stalacmites, but is still interesting. The cavern is photogenic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We have done several cave tours with the kids. This was one of the best! Our guide "Gordo" was awesome! Very fun and knowledgeable. Cave is has some lights, easy path. 1/2 mile walk down to cave entrance, with a waterfall on the way. Just watch out for poison oak!! Buy the tickets at the visitors center. Well with the... More 

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Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very scenic. My husband and I took our kids and were very impressed. Our guide to the cave was very informative and seemed like he really enjoyed his job. The inside was amazing to see. words just can't describe it.

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Troy, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The cave is interesting to explore, but the family tour was too boring. I couldn't wait to leave. I don't know what was the point of telling us that it took a "very very long time" to build some of the formation in the cave. Any relatively accurate number of years would have been better than that. Also, I'm not... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The crystal caves was an interesting experience, however I was disappointed in how short the loop/tour was and had expected more I depth looks at the caves. Our tour guide Wilson was a great story teller and knew a great deal about the caves and park history. My husband and I are active and didn't find the climb back up... More 

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very educational, learned about the history of the cave and how long it took Mother Nature to form this cave. Worth the time. Not suitable for people with cloister phobia, health issues or handicap.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Tickets are sold at the foothills visitor center and lodgepole. Go early to get tickets. we took the 11 o clock batch and they gave a lot of time for everyone to arrive. The guides explained us in the entrance what to do and what not todo. simply following the instructions kept us good for the entire time. The whole... More 

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CrystalCave1940, Manager at Crystal Cave, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad you and your family had a great experience! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

If you haven't been to a cave, go. It's worth it. If you've been to a cave before maybe skip this. It's ok but not spectacular. If you are badly out of shape or have foot knee or hip issues don't attempt the walk to the cave (and therefore skip this cuz you have to take the hike to get... More 

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CrystalCave1940, Manager at Crystal Cave, responded to this review

You are right, the walk back up the hill can be quite strenuous and is not recommended for those with compromised knees or hips, or for anyone suffering from heart or pulmonary issues. Thank you for bringing that to our attention. For those who wish to see almost any kind of cave feature (bacon, stalactites, drapery, soda straws, shields, helectites,... More 

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Address: CA-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
Phone Number: (559) 784-1500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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