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Galos Caves

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Address: 6501 West Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60634
Phone Number: 773 283 7701
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The visit to this cave is unusual. I have never been in a cave like this. It was colorful and relaxing. The floors are heated and their is a thick layer of salt that you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The visit to this cave is unusual. I have never been in a cave like this. It was colorful and relaxing. The floors are heated and their is a thick layer of salt that you are encouraged to walk around on before the session begins. One the session begins there is no more talking just relaxing. It was fun!

Thank uespilot
Chicago, Illinois
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295 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

So i received a groupon of this facility for a bday gift ive done many different types of spas all over the u s a and mexico. this salt cave was a first for me tho i as was skeptical and not sure what to expect so i made my appt i arrived was told to take my shoes off... More 

Thank luna6373
Chicago, Illinois
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Oh my the best $$$$ I've spent on myself!!!!! Cool cool cool!!!! Relaxing!!! Pretty, did I'd say relaxing. The salt is calming and just fresh!!!

Thank likes2travel01955
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Located on the Northwest side of the city - this place is really a hidden treasure. I just love this place. I try to visit it about 6 times a year. I would go more often - but just don't have enough time to do it more often. Go on line and check it out. Reservations needed and about 2... More 

2 Thank Lulabell2014
Villa Park, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Unique experience. $20 PP/45 min. I was very relaxed when I left the cave. I would definitely go back again! I would have given it 5 stars if it had been for a whole hour, but like I said, they only give you 45 min. Still, a pretty cool place.

3 Thank Trish0905
Tempe, Arizona
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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

As part of my birthday treat, my girlfriend bought us a 45 minute stay at the Galos Caves. I was pleasantly surprised by how relaxing sitting in a salt cave was! I'm glad they had the blankets as I would have been a chilly mommy afterwards! I admit, I was VERY relaxed, almost to the point of falling asleep before... More 

3 Thank Hannahbears_mom
Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Used a Groupon for a single visit. Seemed kind of contrived. If I want to meditate, I'll do yoga or get a massage.

Bartlett, Illinois
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74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

if you need to dump the mind, rest the body, and relax this is the place to go. the caves are made of salt from the black sea. you go in lay back listen to soft music and let the salt work its magic, rub your feet in it, your hands, or just breath in. when you walk out you... More 

3 Thank karen f
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

I had business in Chicago, so my long anticipated visit to the Galos Caves - the only salt cave I could locate in the Midwest - was unconvincing. I appreciate many ways to wellness, and had done a lot of searching to understand why sea salt is beneficial for health - it seems logical. However, I can't determine by my... More 

3 Thank Te R
Chicago, IL
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

I always get a kick out of bringing a new friend or family member to the Galos Salt Caves. This time, my stepdaughter wanted to decompress from a recent, stressful medical trip and flight back to Chicago. We entered the otherworldly salt cave and walked around on crushed Russian rock salt in our white socks for about ten minutes. The... More 

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