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Address: Highway 52, Dubuque, IA 52003
Phone Number: 563-556-6451
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Teenager Approved!

My daughter (almost 13) and I loved it! Great, fun, friendly place! We showed the pictures to our 10 and 14 year olds, and they said they want to go! I'd recommend! For those... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chicago
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter (almost 13) and I loved it! Great, fun, friendly place! We showed the pictures to our 10 and 14 year olds, and they said they want to go! I'd recommend! For those with small kids, it's fun, and not scary.

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the first cave tour that I have ever done, and it was a very unique experience. I have no other cave experience to compare it to, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Make sure to bring a jacket with you. They recommended using sandals for the tour due to the water level in the cave, but I wore shoes,... More 

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Thank nashrocks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really liked this cave! The tour guide was very nice! It took about 45 minutes to go through. Lots of cool formations. Only wished to be able to see more of the lake in the cave!

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Thank Jamie S
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this cave! My husband and I took our 6 year old daughter, who was convinced the whole 1 hour drive there that it was going to be too scary. Once we got down the stairs into it, she loved it!!! There were a lot of low spots and tight spots but the tour guide did a great job... More 

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Thank Alissa B
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes about 30-45 minutes to take the tour. It is truly a cave so be prepared. A light jacket might be advisable and wear shoes. Sandals will probably get your feet wet. It is very damp and wet on the tour, you are in a cave. Lots of incredible sights and beautiful colors. A must when you are in... More 

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Thank tom r
Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

spent about an hour at the location. Tour was about 30 minutes. If.you like nature and some history this is a fun visit. Definitely wear some shoes that can handle getting wet and a jacket it is about 50 degrees in the cave.

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Thank bmkear
Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 15, 5, and 3-year-old boys on Saturday...and we all enjoyed it. That is difficult to do! The tour took about 45 minutes, which was the perfect amount.

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Thank Mindy M
Romeoville, Illinois
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cave tour was a good value. It was beautiful. And the cool temperature was refreshing on hot summer day. Wear appropriate shoes and a sweatshirt. The tour guide was friendly and entertaining. Highly recommend

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Thank lilhornet
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76 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time my husband and I go to Dubuque, we see signs for Crystal Lake Cave, and we've always been curious. I'm glad we finally decided to check it out. The 45 minute tour is $14 per adult, and we felt that it was worth the money. The cave is really cool, and our tour guide did a nice job... More 

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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened to be passing through the area so we decided to check out this cave. The admission price is $14 per adult and tour lasts 45 minutes. You enter the cave through the gift shop by going down steep stairs. The gift shop is a bit outdated but they have several rocks and crystals for sale. It's consistently 50... More 

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Julie R, Owner at Crystal Lake Cave, responded to this review

Thank you for your reviee. We always love to receive feedback. I'm very happy you enjoyed your visit. Could I ask how the gift shop seemed outdated? -Julie P.S. I apologize for the puddles. This will be corrected this fall by breaking up the cement in those areas and replacing the underneath sump pump pipes being they are full of... More 

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