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Address: 425 Prewitts Knob Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-8521
Phone Number: (270) 773-2359
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In addition to splendid onyx formations, an ancient Indian burial ground...

In addition to splendid onyx formations, an ancient Indian burial ground dating back to 680 B.C. can be found here.

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New owners are renovating. This cave is the most beautiful in the area, so any improvements for tours can only enhance the experience. When it reopens, I hope you will visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
ladyfromthewoods
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Liberty, Kentucky
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Liberty, Kentucky
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

New owners are renovating. This cave is the most beautiful in the area, so any improvements for tours can only enhance the experience. When it reopens, I hope you will visit! Not to be confused with Onyx Cave nearby.

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1 Thank ladyfromthewoods
Painesville, Ohio
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

nice cave but a i do not see paying all that money. the trip was short and a little hard to do. smelled moldy. not lit very well. didnt feel safe

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Thank Mary L
Granville, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We looked into going here after reading about how beautiful it was. When speaking with guide at Onyx cave she said the "crystal Onyx cave" closed awhile ago and they still get people confusing the two.

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9 Thank twinsfather2
Logansport, Indiana
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had a cave tour with only a hard hat and flashlight it was a lot of fun, but I hear that the cave is really gorgeous with the lights on.

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1 Thank naughtycroc
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Across from dinosaur world. Best cave tour EverThe other one is closed down. Missie was passionate and very good at what she does

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5 Thank Chef Jeremiah W
Milford, Michigan
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I'm writing this review because it seems that three different caves are being incorrectly reviewed under this category of "Crystal Onyx Cave". #1 The actual "Crystal Onyx Cave" is closed. It is located on Prewitts Knob Road and has been purchased by new owners recently who say that the cave has been neglected and needs major updating before they can... More 

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49 Thank akehcmbf
Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It was pouring rain the last day of our vacation and we didn't know what to do. We stumbled across the Onyx cave and for the money it was great. It was about minutes with about 6 people and a very knowledgeable tour guide. She loves the cave and you got to see things really close up! Kids loved it... More 

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3 Thank Jill E
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Driving from Nashville to Chicago, we wanted to have a few local roadside experiences to justify driving vs flying. Mammoth Caves are highly promoted, but we didn't have time. Trip advisor pointed out Crystal Onyx Cave and it was all that reviewers said. Dramatic, colorful formations that you maneuver through with a guide that exuded passion and deep knowledge of... More 

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3 Thank Toniciwa
Avoca, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

It was a small cave, but a fantastic tour! This is a great cave to start with because you can see the difference between a "healthy" cave and an "unhealthy" cave. The tour guide had answers for every questions. The gift shop is great and the prices were very reasonable! The price of the tour was also a bonus.

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4 Thank HeidiAnna2013
New Vienna, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

cave is a little tight but WAY worth it it was one of the best caves we visited and panned for rocks,crystals and other stones.

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5 Thank Greg S

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