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Review of Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns

Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns
Ranked #25 of 65 things to do in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
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Hill City, South Dakota
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Cool Cave”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

I expected this cave to be a tourist trap but took my little sister anyway. It was fun but a little scary for her (she's 10) as there are a lot of steep stairs descending into the cave, much like going down a ladder. I wouldn't recommend this for people with a fear of heights but it was a fun experience.

Visited September 2012
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Dayton, Ohio
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157 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Good cave to visit if time is limited”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Sitting Bull Caverns is relatively close to Rapid City, and for travelers, is on the way to Keystone and Mt. Rushmore. Located in a very pleasant area. Unlike many caves, you have to do a little climbing - but in my opinion this adds to the "realism" of caving. Tour guides are excellent, although I do find the formations and features at Jewel Cave and Wind Cave to be more interesting. Bottom line: especially good if you have limited time.

Visited September 2012
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rapid city, sd
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315 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Husband, son, and friend were only people on last tour of the day, guide showed them some areas that he said were normally closed to the public. They thought that was cool.

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Morden, Canada
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Be prepared for a hard climb...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

You will be ascending the 10 story staircase that you have to descend backwards...just a warning. It's was neat down there, but there aren't any big stalactities or stalagmites or columns, just loads of dogtooth quartz crystals and the like.

Visited July 2012
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Nebraska
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75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“You will get your exercise”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Nice family run attraction but not a very big cave. Be fully prepared to climb a lot of stairs (some people had issues getting back up.) Nice display inside, great guides. Reasonably priced.

Visited September 2012
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