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Address: Highway 52, Dubuque, IA 52003
Phone Number: 563-556-6451
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Beautiful crystal caves

This is not a big cave so it only takes about 30-40 minutes for the tour but it is beautiful. Young tour guide, but she was very amusing. I would highly recommend visiting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachel F
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Remember to wear a light jacket as temp is always 52 degrees in cave. Also water friendly shoes are a must as some areas had small pools of water we had to walk through. Tour lasted about 45 min. Guide was very knowledgeable and had nice fun personality.

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1 Thank victoriah788
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a big cave so it only takes about 30-40 minutes for the tour but it is beautiful. Young tour guide, but she was very amusing. I would highly recommend visiting.

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2 Thank Rachel F
Sterling, Illinois
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99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cave was very interesting. the history and unique formations were fascinating. A great place to stop for an hour or so.

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1 Thank Dan R
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

All ages enjoyed this place! Lots of neat things to see. The kids enjoyed sifting for treasures. Don't forget a jacket or a sweatshirt. You may get a little wet...but we didn't mind!

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1 Thank heidimb81
Dubuque, Iowa
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I've actually visited twice, once over 20 years ago and again this past summer. Although the tour is a little pricey, it's wonderful to get an up-close view of the effects of water on rock.

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1 Thank Brian H
Round Lake, Illinois
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Completely surprised when we found brochure about caverns at out hotel. It is just the right size for a brief break from hiking. Must be able to go up/down a staircase into cavern. Some puddles inside depending on outside weather so don't wear Sunday best or new tennis! Privately owned, maybe a bit overpriced.

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1 Thank Ashoken
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18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

A bit tight in places and not for anyone who is challenged on foot, because spaces can be a little difficult to navigate. But a nice little cave, staffed by very nice employees. Cool little gift/rock shop.

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1 Thank Margaret L
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Took girls 4 and 9 to the Cave on a rainy day during a Galena trip. The tour is ~ 40 minutes long and was interesting. The kids loved it. There were some tight squeezes and some necessary ducking in some of the smaller passageways. Overall I was pleasantly surprised! Pretty formations, easy day trip from Galena, Kids had a... More 

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Cedar Falls, IA
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142 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

I had been to this cave when I was a kid, 30 years ago. I recently took my kids there. It is a great place to visit, my kids (10 and 7) had a great time. One caution, I had to duck at least half of the tour. If you are over 6', prepare to duck as it gets tight... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

This is a small cave with small treasures but they're enjoyable anyway. I went after a hard rain and my feet got wet from puddles on the cave floor. The guide did a good job.

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