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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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Crystal Cave is a marble cave near the Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park.

Crystal Cave is a marble cave near the Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park.

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Cool Cave

If you are in the area this is a must to check out, not that often you get to explore a cave. It is a steep hike down and up so wear good shoes, maybe have walking stick if needed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Buellton, California
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Buellton, California
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in the area this is a must to check out, not that often you get to explore a cave. It is a steep hike down and up so wear good shoes, maybe have walking stick if needed.

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Ogden, Utah
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72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've been to Carlsbad Caverns you may not be very impressed as was my case. The trail is beautiful with waterfalls in November, but is quite strenuous if you're not in top shape.

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Irvine, California
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177 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get the tickets earlier. We bought it a day in advance since no more tour available on that day. Don't go to cave without tickets. I am not sure if other place sell them but we get ours at visitor center. You have to drive to the cave parking about 30 minutes and you have to get ready 10-15 minutes... More 

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Tustin, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a popular tour and only 50 guests per tour are allowed. Tickets are not sold in advance due to the in-climate weather. The road to the cave takes about 30 minutes to get to. You must wipe your shoes on a disinfectant mat to protect the bat population from white nose syndrome. The downhill walk to the cave... More 

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Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Going through this cave was a neat experience. It is a very unique cave. It's not super popular which I liked, we only had roughly 10 people in our group which was great. The waterfall on your way out is spectacular and remember to get your National Park Passport stamped on your way out of Crystal Cave!

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Irvine, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This was a worthwhile activity, but be sure to purchase your tickets at one of the museums or information centers before making the fairly long (at least it felt long due to the twisty road) trip down to the parking for the cave. They do NOT sell tickets at the cave. There are also facilities to allow you to store... More 

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Oakhurst, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Our family felt the side trip to Crystal Cave was well worth the time. We toured in fall so the summer temps were not an issue- would def recommend an ice chest and cold drinks to enjoy at the picnic tables while waiting for your tour during the warm months. Good to have water to carry for the walk down... More 

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Fillmore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Crystal Cave is a must see. The tour guides offer interesting facts and it was a great experience for the entire family. Just be sure to ask if you have any special needs (wheelchairs, strollers, etc). It could be a little difficult to walk through the tour but well worth it.

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Vadodara, India
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57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is one of the best & most unique experiences in this park. Once in,one fills that the time is frozen thousands of centuries back. Completely dark,cold & uniquely crystalline ,in see-saw shapes hanging from the ceiling & rising from the ground.One must visit this to feel what it means to be frozen in time.

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Thank ravindev
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92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Crystal cave was a nice surprise on our visit to Sequoia national Park. Our Guides were very knowledgeable and you left with a great appreciation for the environment and its inhabitants. During daylight saving times during the fall and winter months check to make sure when the last tour is scheduled as we caught the last tour at 2PM. they... More 

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