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Crystal Onyx Cave

425 Prewitts Knob Rd, Cave City, KY 42127
(270) 773-2359
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Cave City
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Nice tour!! I had a really bad experience in Mystic Cave in harrison arkansas the manager well he was very rude and the bathrooms were nasty and you had to climb over 100 feet out of the cave!!! And kids were a no no!!!! Crystal Onyx was nice and the staff was nice and a good overall experience. If you... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The cave was quite small and did not have a lot of different types of rock. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, not just about this cave, but also about caves in general and explained the differences I how caves are formed.

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Walton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The tour guide was extremely knowledgable! It was a great short tour. Interesting history and how it was discovered.

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