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Crystal Cave

Ca-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
+1 559-784-1500
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Tour by flashlight big disappointment

We chose the tour by flashlight, The lights were "turned on" after about 15 minutes. So we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
thegates2016
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Lake Worth, Florida
So amazing

i had the opportunity to visit this natural cave during the height of the rescue of the boys in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sharondivine
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New York City, New York
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Crystal Cave is a marble cave with a wide variety of stalactites, stalagmites, and other geologic features and cave-adapted wildlife that add to its popularity with visitors and scientists from around the world. There is a wide variety of tour options and experiences that appeal to adults, families, and the wild caver. Crystal Cave is open early May-late November, weather and conditions permitting. Advance reservations are online. Please review the physical fitness precautions before purchasing tickets. No pets.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ca-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
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+1 559-784-1500
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose the tour by flashlight, The lights were "turned on" after about 15 minutes. So we basically visited three rooms twice. May have made sense to see them in the dark then light? Not sure but would absolutely not recommend

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Reviewed 4 days ago

i had the opportunity to visit this natural cave during the height of the rescue of the boys in Thailand. Having JUST visited one day before their official rescue, i was able to truly be in touch with what their reality must have been. regarding...More

Thank sharondivine
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this cave.very much as it is different to caves we have visited in the past. The walk from the parking lot to the cave entrance is quite steeply down hill with some steps. The guides tell you that any areas marked with red...More

Thank Sally J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to Crystal Cave is about 20 minutes but it is on a very windy and curvy road. Nonetheless, it was worth the trip. Once you get there, you check in and get your tickers if you bought them on the Internet. After a...More

Thank steven P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wet cave with cool formations. Drive there was off the beaten track. Vault toilets available in parking area. There is a short hike down to the cave and the hike up which could be challenging for less fit individuals. Picturesquel creek running alongside trail lower...More

1  Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had hoped to do the Discovery Tour, but only the Family Tour was available on the day we planned to visit. Still, our guide was very informative and the cave is definitely worth seeing, with a variety of beautiful formations. The walk back up...More

2  Thank BonB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had Dusty as our tour guide and we had a blast. Dusty was very informative, funny and honest. He was also very interactive and got the group of 24 to interact and thoroughly enjoy their Crystal Cave visit. Worth every dollar! The caves are...More

1  Thank Katadventure
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour, worth the drive and hike. On this tour they close all the lights and give each person a flashlight. Guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining

Thank Evangeline G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a long walk down to the cave and even longer coming back up, but it is unique as it is a marble cave. If you have trouble walking I would not recommend it.

2  Thank ulla0426
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most difficult aspect of Crystal Cave is the long and winding road to the cave parking lot. Once you arrive you disinfect shoes and walk down a one half mile trail into the canyon where the cave guide meets the group. The tour takes...More

1  Thank Jan W
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