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Crystal Lake Cave

Highway 52, Dubuque, IA 5203
563-556-6451
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Ranked #9 of 26 attractions in Dubuque
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Courtney was an amazing tour guide. we had my hearing impaired mother in law and she made sure that she apoke loud enoufh for her to hear. Nice little gift shop to get souvenirs at too. Julie is a very friendly owner and makes everyone feel welcome.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very nice cave, but we didn't care for our young, unfriendly Guide ( I think his name was Hunter)....He seemed annoyed and a rude!

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Powell OH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a great place to learn about caves. Very informative guide who seemed to know a lot about geology and minerals. It was a neat cavern with neat mineral formations. Expect to duck down and have to squeeze past some formations though. Don't wear brand new shoes as they will get wet. You will want sturdy shoes to walk along... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Fun way to spend a hour but a bit pricey. $14 per adult and I believe $7 per child. Would need to call ahead and find out what the hours are. We arrived 10 minutes before the last tour was to start. Our guide was very informative and made the tour fun. Wear closed shoes as there are puddles. It's... More

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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stopped at the gift shop and the shopkeeper was very kind and helpful. She even texted one of her suppliers for me and answered back in a text after we left the shop. Will definitely stop there again!!!

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