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Address: 963 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone Number: 1 610 683 6765
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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See PA's first show cave. Discovered in 1871, and open to the public...

See PA's first show cave. Discovered in 1871, and open to the public shortly thereafter, Crystal Cave has been operating without interruption since that time. The one hour cave tour begins with a video presentation describing the history of Crystal Cave and the formation of caves. Guides take you into the cave and give you both an educational and enjoyable tour. Crystal Cave is known for its abundance of formations in various size and color. Over five million adults and children have been thrilled by this subterranean museum of nature.

After your tour you may want to visit our gift and souvenir shop, historical exhibit, authentic Amish Buggy, real Indian Totem Poles, and shaded picnic park all on 150 scenic acres. Other activities open seasonally include miniature golf, panning for gemstones, Ice Cream Parlor, Crystal Cave Cafe, and Museum.

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Great hidden away "gem"

Stopped here spontaneously, on our way to visit family and we were not disappointed! This is a great little cave tour hidden away in the PA mountains. Enjoyed by 8 year old, 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Shannon K
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Grand Rapids
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family was on a roadtrip of some kind and I always wondered what that place was where I went underground in a cave with crystals...and...I just found out. This was like, mind blowing, to my 8 year old self, and I remember it quite vividly despite not knowing where in the country we were or anything, I was fascinated... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have never been to a cave before this is a great one to start with- about an hour to do a video and walking tour if the whole cave and the guide stops a lot so it's not strenuous. Great option for a hot summer day since the cave is always 54 degrees (take a jacket). Wear good... More 

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Thank Stacey S
Grand Rapids
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped here spontaneously, on our way to visit family and we were not disappointed! This is a great little cave tour hidden away in the PA mountains. Enjoyed by 8 year old, 2 year old, and parents on a hot day- cool cave both in temperature (bring a long sleeve shirt) and wow-factor. Enjoyed hearing about the cave on guided... More 

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Centereach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic time exploring the caves. It was a super hot day, and the temperature inside the caves was great, we even needed sweatshirts! Fascinating tour and great views inside, as well as a great gift shop with tons of rock and mineral souvenirs available for purchase. Ice cream shop was perfect :)

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Thank longislandnymama
South Bound Brook, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been here numerous times and always thought this was a great place to visit for an afternoon. Apparently everyone else thought so on a very hot summer weekend. I've never seen so many people here before and the staff also seemed unsure how to handle the large groups. The groups were way too large for the cave, the tours... More 

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Thank rm0463
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 8 yr old grandson was thrilled to hear we were going to Crystal Cave on a hot July day! He found the cave fasinating and listened as the guide shared his knowledge - very interesting what is hidden underground! We enjoyed lunch, a few "gems" were purchased in the gift shop and panning for hidden treasures was a highlight.... More 

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Mount Royal, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting way to spend a day. Our tour guide was a high school student. Very knowledgeable. Fun day. Would be I interesting for young children. 14.95 for adults at affordable.

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Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took out two grandsons, ages 10 & 7, and we all were very happy we went. The tour guides were great, informative and very pleasant. We learned a lot about the caves history. The only draw back were all of the stairs. We were fine but anyone with a walking disability should not take the tour. They also had... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother and I took all the kids (ages 7-14) here. I have to say all the kids actually enjoyed the tour, guide was funny and informative. I liked the film before the actual tour to give you an idea on the history of the cave. Was easy to find, not too far off of RT 222. Kids enjoyed the... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son was obsessed with mining, so I figured this would be a good trip for him. He loved the panning for gems. He was not so impressed with the cave itself. I like the history of the cave. It was chilly inside, so bring a jacket if you get cold easily. The tours guides are good and add a... More 

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