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Crystal Cave

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Roberta S wrote a review Oct 2019
Anchorage, Alaska19 contributions2 helpful votes
We visited Crystal Cave in late September, and loved it! We visited on a weekday and there were only four of us on our tour, plus Steve, the guide. The cave is fascinating, and the tour guide, Steve was wonderful. You can tell he really loves teaching people about caves and bats. We saw a few little sleeping bats, which was very cool! Steve was very respectful of them, pointing them out without disturbing them. We tried to tip Steve at the end and he respectfully declined, but suggested we donate the amount to the bat fund, which we happily did. The restroom facilities were very clean and we loved the fish wall! And ohhhh the rock/gift shop! I love rocks and crystals and was in heaven in the gift shop. They have some really nice pieces for sale (this is not your typical junk shop). I settled on a Knightia fossil on an 8 x 10 slab of shale, and a slab of fluorite (both with stands). They made for a heavy carry-on bag on my flight back to Alaska but was worth it! I was asking questions about the Knightia fossil and the young lady in the gift shop went online and printed out information on the fossil and also the purveyors, Robert and Jen Bowen. To me this was going above and beyond. My sister purchased two crystal necklaces. We had a great afternoon here - highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ACoolCave, Manager at Crystal Cave
Responded Oct 22, 2019
We are so happy to hear you and your sister made it safely back to Alaska! We just let Steve know that you enjoyed your tour - and he was very pleased to hear that. It was also our pleasure to provide you with additional information about your very cool Knightia fossil. It's the same type of fish that makes up our fossil fish wall in the bathroom! We are simply ecstatic you had a wonderful experience here Roberta!
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Kathy S wrote a review Oct 2019
Delano, Minnesota8 contributions6 helpful votes
My kids (5 and 3) and baby loved it! Such an awesome natural attraction. Long interesting tour was worth the cost. Keep an eye out for bats!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from ACoolCave, Manager at Crystal Cave
Responded Oct 13, 2019
Thanks for the kind review Kathy! We are very happy that you and your kids had a nice time here!
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Bird91 wrote a review Sep 2019
Richfield, Minnesota77 contributions7 helpful votes
My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic date at Crystal Cave this afternoon. Steve is a fantastic tour guide. I would highly recommend this experience for families and fun, untraditional dates!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ACoolCave, Manager at Crystal Cave
Responded Sep 16, 2019
We are so glad you had a nice time here! We'll let Steve know that you enjoyed your visit - thanks for the recommendation!
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Arielle Nelson wrote a review Sep 2019
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Our family had a great time checking out the caves and panning for gems, both our 8 year old and 2 year old had fun exploring. Also, our tour guide Steve was phenomenal and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this place!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ACoolCave, Manager at Crystal Cave
Responded Sep 17, 2019
Thanks for the kind words! We are very pleased that your family had a nice experience here!
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brayden bruh wrote a review Sep 2019
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experience pretty good the only bad thing was my little brother was annoying the whole time but still 5 star would recommend if you are bored of fortnite. :)
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from ACoolCave, Manager at Crystal Cave
Responded Sep 29, 2019
We are happy you had a 5-star experience here Brayden!
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