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Crystal Grottoes Caverns

19821 Shepherdstown Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713-2620
+1 301-432-6336
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this place is subtle: you have to pay attention...

it may be so that you have to be a hard core spelunker to appreciate the qualities of crystal... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2016
Jonathanschork
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Just OK and VERY pricey for what you get...

We took a special trip here from Gettysburg and when we arrived I was quite taken aback by the... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Donna C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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A forty-minute guided tour through brilliantly lighted chambers features the history, formations and geological aspects of the caverns.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“our tour guide” (11 reviews)
“the owner” (18 reviews)
“little pricey” (4 reviews)
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19821 Shepherdstown Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713-2620
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+1 301-432-6336
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

it may be so that you have to be a hard core spelunker to appreciate the qualities of crystal grottoes, but I was very happy with my visit. it may not be as grand as some of the other Shenandoah cavern sites, but it's quite...More

2  Thank Jonathanschork
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

We took a special trip here from Gettysburg and when we arrived I was quite taken aback by the appearance of the place. I was expecting a little more, appearance-wise, but we were there and ready to explore. But seriously...$ 20/person??? That is ridiculous for...More

4  Thank Donna C
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I stopped by this place today on the way home from Greenbrier State Park after seeing a flyer. In have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, the cave was beautiful. The formations were gorgeous and impressive. For that reason, it's worth...More

3  Thank Lindsay J
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Reviewed June 30, 2016

Okay attraction but pricy. Luray and Skyline are a much better value and worth the drive. The guide was knowledgeable.

2  Thank Emil228
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Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The owner was very kind and talked to us while we waited for our tour. We had to wait for another group before they could take us on a tour instead of taking our group alone. Felt like we were rushed through, lights were turned...More

2  Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

Crystal Grottoes Caverns is a nice sized cavern for a short stop on our way through Maryland's panhandle. Caverns are well lit and spacious (no tiny walkways to squeeze through). Our guide was quite knowledgeable and offered up plenty of history of the caverns. A...More

3  Thank Chad P
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

In spite of what I thought was too high of entrance fee, the caverns were very pretty and interesting. The tour guide was informative and knew a lot about caves. It was very enjoyable. Some areas are rather small so may not be good for...More

1  Thank Rjs1220
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

Our tour guide, Kenyetta (sorry if misspelled) was wonderful! As far as caverns go, this was a nice size and something to do to escape the heat. Did learn some interesting facts here that I've not learned in other caverns. Admission price is high.

1  Thank Lou327
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Reviewed June 16, 2016

These caverns were so beautiful! The owner was very friendly and our tour guide was awesome! Definitely worth it if you're in the Antietam area!

Thank Angela P
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Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

This cave system was very interesting in that it was more tunnels than any big rooms. It is a very active cavern with lots of growth still taking place. There were lots of stalagmites, stalactites, popcorn, soda straws, bacon, ribbons, drapes, blankets, and imaginary formations...More

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Bansal P
June 13, 2016|
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I would say they are not. There are some narrow passages and a pray wouldn't fit through. There are also steps leading down to th cavern. I agree that a child under 4 or 5 might enjoy it for a little while but since they... More
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