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Crystal Cave

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93262
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Crystal Cave is a marble cave near the Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The crystal cave tour was great in Sequoia National Park. Walking down a half a mile to the entrance was easy but the thought of walking back was another step. There are many places to stop and rest if you get tired. The cave itself is very nice. The kids including most adults will like the 45 minute tour. The... More

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We took the last tour of the day, the lantern tour, which was cool but I feel like if the lights were on we might have seen more. Regardless, we had a highly qualified and verbally adept guide who left my head swimming with scientific words and information I might only absorb after a night of cramming with a geology... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The walk back up is killer! But you do get to do it on your own pace. My pace was slow.. :-) Cave itself was a bit small in areas. Not sure i'd do it again due to the hike back up! But glad I went the first time. Make sure you buy the tickets at entrance or at Lodgepole... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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48 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have been camping for a few years now at Sequoia and try to do an activity each time we are there. The Crystal Cave was my first experience inside a real cave, as well as for my girls ages 8 and 10. We all loved it! You need to purchase tickets ahead of time at the Lodgepole campground. When... More

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have been to several caves on several continents, and this is one of the most beautiful I have seen. The guided tours are great. The guides are young, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and talk just the right amount: not too much, not too little. Our 6 year old daughter was completely hooked, and asked the guide questions upon questions at the... More

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

While camping at Lodgepole campground our group of 14 ages 3 months to 63 took a trip to the caves. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time at the visitor's center. There are senior discounts but even the infant had to buy a ticket. You must allow about an hour and a half to get there on time and they... More

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have been on as many as 10 or more cave tours and Crystal Cavern is the worst cave tour we have had. The group was too big , the cave poorly lit and the tour guide basically just walk you through the caves stopping to say a few words here and there .... Nothing too informative ... and failed... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our tour guide, GORDO made our cave tour so much fun! He was really informative and enthusiastic.Thank you for persevering this extremely delicate and precious place for others to appreciate.

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Cincinnati
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First, you have to get tickets at either the Lodgepole or Foothill Visitor Centers at least two hours before your tour time - you can't get tickets at the cave. The road is long (6.5 miles) and winding to reach the cave - very slow going. Once you get there, you'll be glad you took the mosquito spray (so don't... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved the cave. They warn you ahead of time of the steep hill to and from so you are prepared. The guide through the cave was very knowledgeable.

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