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Crystal Onyx Cave

Address: 425 Prewitts Knob Rd, Cave City, KY 42127
Phone Number: (270) 773-2359
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Cave City
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Owner description: In addition to splendid onyx formations, an ancient Indian burial ground dating back to 680 B.C...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Owner description: In addition to splendid onyx formations, an ancient Indian burial ground dating back to 680 B.C. can be found here.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This cave seems cooler than how it was presented in my Law School Remedies book! I guess I will have to take a trip out to KY.

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Logansport, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had a cave tour with only a hard hat and flashlight it was a lot of fun, but I hear that the cave is really gorgeous with the lights on.

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Hastings, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Onyx Cave in Cave City Kentucky today 8-11-14. This cave is a must see!! Missie was our tour guide. She is very educated in the caves around the area and especially this cave. It was a very well lit cave and excellent for all ages. The cost was $7.95 pp and very well worth the price!! A... More 

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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Across from dinosaur world. Best cave tour EverThe other one is closed down. Missie was passionate and very good at what she does

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Milford, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I'm writing this review because it seems that three different caves are being incorrectly reviewed under this category of "Crystal Onyx Cave". #1 The actual "Crystal Onyx Cave" is closed. It is located on Prewitts Knob Road and has been purchased by new owners recently who say that the cave has been neglected and needs major updating before they can... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It was pouring rain the last day of our vacation and we didn't know what to do. We stumbled across the Onyx cave and for the money it was great. It was about minutes with about 6 people and a very knowledgeable tour guide. She loves the cave and you got to see things really close up! Kids loved it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Driving from Nashville to Chicago, we wanted to have a few local roadside experiences to justify driving vs flying. Mammoth Caves are highly promoted, but we didn't have time. Trip advisor pointed out Crystal Onyx Cave and it was all that reviewers said. Dramatic, colorful formations that you maneuver through with a guide that exuded passion and deep knowledge of... More 

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Avoca, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

It was a small cave, but a fantastic tour! This is a great cave to start with because you can see the difference between a "healthy" cave and an "unhealthy" cave. The tour guide had answers for every questions. The gift shop is great and the prices were very reasonable! The price of the tour was also a bonus.

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New Vienna, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

cave is a little tight but WAY worth it it was one of the best caves we visited and panned for rocks,crystals and other stones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

This was the highlight of my vacation! I went to the mammoth caves the day before, and it does not compare. Our tour guide at the onyx caves was very informative knowledgeable, and enthusiastic that's what made the tour so much better. We were the only people on the tour so it was nice. Where as the mammoth caves, there... More 

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