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Galos Caves

6501 West Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60634 (Northwest Side)
773 283 7701
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Ranked #107 of 209 Activities in Chicago
Type: Spas
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Villa Park, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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.

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Tempe, Arizona
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37 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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

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Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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.

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Bartlett, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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

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Chicago, IL
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

Last Saturday afternoon, I visited Galos Caves on Irving Park in Chicago with my friend Lisa (who has been many times & loves it). What a wonderfully relaxing place! The "cave" is a medium size room (guessing 30 by 25 feet) which has been completely covered in salt crystals. Combined with the diffused lighting - some are placed inside of... More

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