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Address: CA-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
Phone Number: (559) 784-1500
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Crystal Cave is a marble cave with a wide variety of stalactites,...

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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Cool Place-literally!

We've been to lots of natural parks but this is our first cave/cavern. Very cool. Neat stalactites and stalagmites. Lots of learning involved. Bring a little jacket though... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Miriam C
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San Diego, United States
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San Diego, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been to lots of natural parks but this is our first cave/cavern. Very cool. Neat stalactites and stalagmites. Lots of learning involved. Bring a little jacket though, it's a little chilly in the cave.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been into caves before. This was a nice experience. Guide was great. The walk back from the cave is uphill so just go with that in mind. Take bottled water. I would definitely visit again!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to either but tickets online or at Lodgepole, tickets are NOT for sale at the cave!!!!!!! We got on the early tour which was adults only which was great!! Our guide was fantastic and I loved the fact that she for the most part let us go at our own pace stopping from time to time to give... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't miss coming here, amazing place to take your friends and family to explore natures at best. Nice spot to come in the Summer, its down to 50 degrees that's a bit chilly in a cave. Before you only could get Tickets at Lodgepole , I think you can get them at the Giant Forest Museum. Great place to... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are fascinated by caves and stone formations and it is not often that we get a chance to visit one. So when we recently visited Sequoia National Park, we did not miss the chance to visit the Crystal Caves. Booked 2 days in advance to secure a spot. Though we were 20 minutes late (huge traffic... More 

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Oak Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only need to arrive 15 mins before tour. Bring bottled water. Prior to the tour they tell you no backpacks. We had camelbaks which had our water. Food must be kept in bear locker not your car. The hike to the cave is 15 mins and is downhill on the way to the cave. Once we got to the cave,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was so coo! It started with a nice walk down hill and it was great to be in the forest and hearing the waterfall in the background. Once you're down there is a beautiful waterfall, great photo op. The cave is really great and the gate that leads to it is really cool. Our guide was extra special and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure to get to the parking lot 15 minutes prior to the start time. They don't actually let you walk the half mile hike down to the cave entrance until your start time. The half mile hike back up afterwards is not too bad and took about 15 minutes. Our family of four took the family tour and enjoyed... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Family Tour and enjoyed a completely unexpected environment in the middle of the forest! Very fun, educational and well organized tour. You gather in the parking lot and hike down a decently steep trail to the entrance of the cave. Our tour guide was very informative and had interesting facts about bats, marble, etc.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very well organized cave tour of a spectacular spot. Assemble at the designated time in the car park. It is about a 7 mile drive from the Sequoia road to get there. If you have booked on the Internet, collect you ticket at the bookstore beforehand. You have to walk on a mat to prevent disease that... More 

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