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“Great local attraction”
Review of Gardner Cave

Gardner Cave
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Owner description: The cave is a part of Crawford State Park about 10 miles north of Metaline Falls WA. It is about 1/4 mile S of the Canadian border so you can walk from the cave entrance to the Border and take your picture at a sign which says, I walked to Canada. The cave is tour only and only on certain days.
Reviewed September 5, 2013

did the cave tour this weekend, and it was very enjoyable. The Boundry Dam is near and offers tours (The Postman with Kevin Costner filmed here) and the Lions Club 90 min train ride is fun too. Highly recommend

4  Thank crystalidaho
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Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a very interesting site. I never knew there were limestone caverns in Washington. This is the only one of the three known in Washington that has public tours. This is a fine example and the tour is very worthwhile. We plan to come back in the spring so we can see the pools filled with water. The hike does involve some stair climbing, but the accessible portion of the cave is only about 500' long so the tour is not strenuous. It is well worth the drive to see this cavern.

4  Thank D0000D
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to Gardner Cave very much. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and she kept the tour interesting and safe. The best caving experience for anyone who is at all claustrophobic. The cave is very close to the surface and more than high enough to be comfortable to enjoy. We would recommend this attraction to anyone.

4  Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have always loved Gardner caves as a great way to step out of the ordinary and into a nice, cool underground experience in the middle of summer. The tour guide entertains you with lots of fun historical anecdotes and even lets you see what it's like with the lights out. There are steps, but at an easy going pace. Take a tour of the dam on your way up or down Boundary Dam road. Then spend the time to walk the trail to Canada. It's a nice little trip, but be sure to check the tour times ahead of time.

4  Thank cinabug
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Nobody seems to know about this cave! It was a great tour and the guide was a wealth of information and loved her job. Short switch back paved trail to the entrance of the cave.

Thank Lori H
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