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Crystal Lake Cave

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Address: Highway 52, Dubuque, IA 5203
Phone Number: 563-556-6451
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour

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Nice cave

We enjoyed the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We were at the end of the tour & she always spoke loud enough & never rushed us through pictures etc. I have 2 boys that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Melissa B
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Pekin, Illinois

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Pekin, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We were at the end of the tour & she always spoke loud enough & never rushed us through pictures etc. I have 2 boys that love caves & although this doesn't compare to some of the Missouri caves I would still recommend it.

Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A good activity for a 90 degree day as it is pretty cool in the cave. The tour was a little bit hokey as it is trying to appeal to little kids as well as adults. One person felt claustrophobic and had to bail out of the tour halfway through so consider this if it is an issue for you.

Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The cave itself was kind of pricey for the time spent in the cave. The tour was approximately 40 mins. They tour guide Justin (?) was very knowledgable and was nice. Cave was beautiful but they had blasted some areas and damaged many beautiful formations. They also dug out areas for people. The areas they dug out were very tight... More 

Washington, Iowa
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Amazing to see the tour guide was very attentive to make sure the people at the back of the line got to hear all the cool stuff about the cave. Took lots of photos turned out great. My kids loved it!!!

Wisconsin
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I had called 3 different times to reserve a tour for a group of 20, even confirmed it a week ago. We arrived for our 11o'clock tour no one put the info down and I was treated rudely trying to figure it out. They finally decided to send us at 1 with only a $2 discount off every person and... More 

Rockford, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I don't understand the awful reviews of this cave. The cave was just like many others I've been to in the past and our tour guide was a nice young lady.

Aurora, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Although this cave is not as large many other caves, it much more immersing. The paths are very narrow and the ceiling is low, with lots of water. The tour lasts for about 45 minutes and it's very informative and amusing. Excellent place to go.

Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My 12 year old granddaughter really wanted to do the cave, and it was about a 45min tour. I thought a little pricy. The day was pouring rain and it was the perfect thing to do.

Kingston, Illinois
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

People in these reviews are stating the cave is wet, cold, dark and not walker friendly. HELLO it's a cave, and a beautiful one at that. It was everything I expected a cave to be. The guide knew what she was talking about. There was some tight squeezes and having to bend over so you don't hit your head, but... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Honestly I expected the cave to be bigger. However I still was impressed! It is very nice and amazing. Our tour-guide made it interesting and was very knowledgeable! The souvenir shop is cute as well! Nice and cool place to go on a hot summer day.

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