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“Interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gardner Cave

Gardner Cave
Crawford State park, Metaline Falls, WA
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Owner description: The cave is a part of Crawford State Park about 10 miles north of Metaline Falls WA. It is about 1/4 mile S of the Canadian border so you can walk from the cave entrance to the Border and take your picture at a sign which says, I walked to Canada. The cave is tour only and only on certain days.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Very interesting caves. Tours are certain times only and at certain times of the year so ensure you check on line for the tour time and date. Some folks have just "shown up" and there were no tours that day. It is worth the trip to see the cave. you can also hike a short distance to the Canadian Border. DO it.

Visited August 2012
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Spokane, Washington, United States
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I loved it and my boys had a great time .I want to go back again.
Learning how the caves were made and how mother nature works was so fun and my boys went home and told there friends and even wrote about it for school.

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Spokane, Washington
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“Amazingly cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

You don't expect to find a cave like this in this corner of the world. Almost on the Canadian Border the Ranger lead tours are fun and interesting.

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“Not handicap accessible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

The walk up to the cave is very steep. It's paved but is still too steep for an electric wheelchair or anybody with mobility problems. The cave is a deep long hole in the ground. All stairs leading into it are very steep and narrow. Our 16 yr old son was able to go on the tour but my husband and I had to carefully make our way back down to the car and wait for him. Not all the cave has stairs or walkways, some is wet and slick rocks with nothing to hold onto to steady yourself. After waiting years to take this trip we were very saddened that it was too difficult for us. If you are unable climb 9 flights of stairs up and down this is not the place to go.

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“family fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

we took our young children here while we were camping at sullivan lake. they enjoyed the short tour (it was good for a 4 and 6 year old attention span) they were impressed at the formations. we enjoyed the extra 1/2 mile each way hike to Canda. our girl have enjoyed telling people they hiked all the way to Canada.
bring a picnic there is a nice area to eat. you will sign up for a tour they are every 2 hours, but during peak seaon they will add extra spots if needed, so we had an hour to wait, just right for the short hike and a bathroom break.

you will need a discovery pass or pay a $10 day pass to park. cave tour is free, but donations are accepted.

before or after the tour be sure to check our Sweet Falls. a rest area between metaline and Ione (south of the turn off for the cave tour). a great water fall only a few hundred feet from the road on a handicap usable trail.

Visited July 2012
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