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Crystal Lake Cave

Highway 52, Dubuque, IA 5203
563-556-6451
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Ranked #14 of 26 Attractions in Dubuque
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a great little cave tour! Best to go on a hot day, this way you stay cool the entire time you are underground.

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It's interesting but for older kids and adults. My 3-year-olds were not amused. The guide was friendly, but couldn't really go "off-script" to make it more age-appropriate (it was just our family on tour). It was an ok tour, but not sure I would make a repeat visit when my kids are older.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Well worth the time!! Our whole family enjoyed the tour. It's a little off the beaten path (there are plenty of signs) and hard to believe there is a cave on the property (it looks like a farm!!) If you don't like tight spaces, this may not be for you, however, you aren't in one place for too long. The... More

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Champaign, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place is a great and family owned. It was the highlight of my trip to Galena/Dubuque. Our guide, Lexi, was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. She did a great job of managing a large group of people to make sure everyone was having fun. Our group had a lot of kids and she kept us entertained in the front of... More

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Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We came here upon the recommendation of a friend. It isn't far off the highway, but it isn't a place you'd notice without a heads up. It's a cool cave experience. The tour took about 45 minutes or so and was interesting. Everyone enjoyed it, especially those who hadn't been in a true cave before with the stalactites and mites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Our whole family of 7 loved this! We have kids ages 10 to 17. Our tour guide was very enjoyable. Lots to see and we'll worth it. A great gift shop as well!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have been to many caves and was excited to learn Iowa had one to tour while walking. The guide was young but knowledgeable. I wanted to take more pictures but was at the front of the line and didn't want to hold everyone up. Neat that they turned a part that was destroyed by guests into a hands on... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On a 90 degree day this was the perfect thing to do. We really enjoyed the tour and had a very knowledgeable guide. Wear tennis shoes since you will walk in water and bring a sweatshirt or jacket.

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Wheaton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great guided tour for beginners like my group of two moms and six boys. Very educational and adventurous at the same time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A Wonderful Cave Lots Of Formations.The Guide Was Great.There Was Cave Flowers Called Anthodites. A Rare Form Of Aragonite Crystals.Found In Only 2 Caves In The US.

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