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Crystal Cave

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Address: 963 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone Number: 1 610 683 6765
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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See PA's first show cave. Discovered in 1871, and open to the public...

See PA's first show cave. Discovered in 1871, and open to the public shortly thereafter, Crystal Cave has been operating without interruption since that time. The one hour cave tour begins with a video presentation describing the history of Crystal Cave and the formation of caves. Guides take you into the cave and give you both an educational and enjoyable tour. Crystal Cave is known for its abundance of formations in various size and color. Over five million adults and children have been thrilled by this subterranean museum of nature.

After your tour you may want to visit our gift and souvenir shop, historical exhibit, authentic Amish Buggy, real Indian Totem Poles, and shaded picnic park all on 150 scenic acres. Other activities open seasonally include miniature golf, panning for gemstones, Ice Cream Parlor, Crystal Cave Cafe, and Museum.

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"I Thought It Would Be Bigger Grandpa"

Pennsylvania's oldest tour attraction with history going back to the 1870s. Limestone cave, short tour. Lots of gift shop opportunities for the grand kids. It is a cool 54 degrees... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Don M
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Groton, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a very steep hill to climb that zigzags back and forth to get to the cave entrance. To start, they play a 13 minute video on the history of the cave before taking you down inside the actual cave. Our tour guide was Austin. There were quite a few steps to go up and down. At one point... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pennsylvania's oldest tour attraction with history going back to the 1870s. Limestone cave, short tour. Lots of gift shop opportunities for the grand kids. It is a cool 54 degrees all year round. Pleasant break from the summer heat. The title was whispered by my 11 year old grand son as we were climbing the stairs to leave.

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Thank Don M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Perfect on a summer day when it's hot because it's nice and cool inside. Great for science-oriented and curious kids- the formations are fascinating and the guides give a lot of information.

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Thank Claudia F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I expected a big hike but in reality it wasn't that big. Lots of children were there on a hike. Our tour guide really let us feel what it was like for the first people who discovered the cave, really informational but I don't know if I'd go again. It's more for young children (13 and lower).

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I have been here at least 4 times over the last 25 years. I thought the guide did a good job with his presentation in the cave. He allowed questions and had a good sense of humor. Getting to the entrance of the cave is a workout on its own. Many steps and steep slopes. It was very strenuous....I think... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

When you arrive at the parking lot, you go inside the main building to purchase your tickets. This is also the gift shop that has snacks and restrooms (which were super clean by the way). We had to wait about 25 minutes for the next tour so we just took our time in the gift shop. After leaving the git... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We took a nice drive from the Pa. Pocono area to check out the cave. As far as the cave itself, I can say it is another of natures wonders. Getting to the cave about half way up the mountain, you have to do a lot of walking and a lot of steps. If you have walking problems or heart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time at the cave. It was very educational and I learned a lot. There is a large area to explore, we didn't get to because it was cold that day. It 55 degrees in the cave all the time so bring a jacket. You should give this place a try. I highly recommend it.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited Crystal Cave when the weather changed our vacation plans. It was worth the 2 hour trip. There is a lot of history to the cave, and you learn about that during the informative video that you watch before entering the cave. Our tour guide, Cameron was very personable and knowledgeable. He was very patient with... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is an interesting cave but there are alot of steps to reach the entrance and then more steps inside. Our guide used a flashlight to highlight various points of interest but the cave is lit inside... until they do a "lights out". We didn't buy any of the food at the snack bar so I can't speak about it... More 

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