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Address: 963 Crystal Cave Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530-8880
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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Interesting cave

We visited Crystal cave for our 15th wedding anniversary. The history behind the cave is interesting. I wish I could remember the young man's name who gave the tour. He made the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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coudy
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Crystal cave for our 15th wedding anniversary. The history behind the cave is interesting. I wish I could remember the young man's name who gave the tour. He made the tour very enjoyable. You could tell he had a genuine interest in what he was talking about. There are a lot of steps to climb and they can... More 

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Rocky Point, New York
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice cave! Good formations and some nice spaces. Also a lot to do outside the cave such as mini golf, ice cream and a gift shop. I enjoyed hearing about the history of the cave. It is nice that you get to feel one of the formations.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was an unnecessary movie to start the tour. If you talk about the cave that is fine, but they were talking about how the earth was formed. Not really necessary. Tour guide was very nice, and had some interesting facts. Truth is, it is not very big and walking around it was maybe 20 minutes or so. Good for... More 

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Thank barry88
Effort, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The positives, it is a large cave, well lit and has an informative history. The guides do a nice job. The negatives, groups are too large for all to hear the guides. A lot of steps and climbing. Not a lot to see. Way off the beaten trail. Surprisingly, no senior discounts. It was worth the visit, but would not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great and classic tour from a cave that was discovered in the late 1800s.. Great tour guide named Alex and cool cave (54 degrees) full of natural rock formations stalactites and stalagmites. A nice video in the beginning of the tour and a 30 minute walk through was great! The gift shop and food were reasonable. They had a... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to a Cave. I never had the opportunity to visit one in my youth. I was happy we spent part of our morning at Crystal Caves. The staff is very friendly and our cave guide, Cliff, was great. It was an extremely hot, muggy day and it was great cooling off in a natural wonder... More 

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cave is really cool inside! Be ready to climb some ladders and wear tennis shoes. Although, they are trying to keep the cave alive, lots of it is dead due to the historical activities. Cute little cave but very different than the living caves that are air locked in NM and AZ.

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Thank Denise A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the trip to the cave. Take a light jacket. You are allowed to take photos inside the cave.

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Blandon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not my first time here, but it had probably been 10 years or so since my last visit. Visited with my 10 year old son on a very hot afternoon. Figured it was a good way to beat the heat. Tour guide provided a very nice, roughly 45 minute tour of the cave. It's no Lurray Caverns, but... More 

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Marmora, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting tour. Educational and amazing at the same time. Very organized and economical attraction.

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