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Crystal Cave

963 Crystal Cave Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530-8880
+1 610-683-6765
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Fun and interesting, definitely worth a look

TIP: Wear sneakers and bring a jacket. We arrived early in the morning and I'm glad we did because... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Monica O
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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
Nice local attraction

I have lived in Berks County most of my life but had never been to Crystal Cave before relatives... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
kittykats84
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Blandon, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (52 reviews)
“nature trail” (14 reviews)
“day trip” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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963 Crystal Cave Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530-8880
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+1 610-683-6765
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Reviewed yesterday

TIP: Wear sneakers and bring a jacket. We arrived early in the morning and I'm glad we did because as we exited the cave, several buses of summer campers arrived. Being the first group of the day, our family had a small intimate tour with...More

Thank Monica O
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have lived in Berks County most of my life but had never been to Crystal Cave before relatives from Texas paid a visit and we decided to go. The cave has a lot of history so the tour is worth it. Some very low...More

Thank kittykats84
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Reviewed 1 week ago

what an awesome place to take your kids. my kids range between 6-10yrs old and all 5 kids had a good time learning about the caves and its history. the video gives you a litttle more information about the caves discovery. we sure had a...More

1  Thank Ewa K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best cave but just right for the younger ones. The real disappointment was the "Dutch Fast Foods" - nothing dutch about it. However the Hersey ice cream parlor brought a smile to my face. If it wasn't for the Asian influence the souvenir...More

1  Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, I went because my husband wanted to go. It’s a bit cheesy with a lot of cheap souvenirs in the shop where you buy the tickets. Lots of references in the place to “Indians” but no talk about native peoples in the video or...More

Thank foodlovercocolo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids and I enjoyed visiting the crystal cave. We had a lovely guide that knew the history of the cave well, he was a lot of fun trivia, and God the kids involved in all sorts of games. After the tour, we went and...More

Thank Juliya B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve lived in the Lehigh Valley for 46 years and just this year got to see Crystal Cave! I took 3 of the kids and we went as soon as they opened. We stopped in the shop to pay for the tour and looked at...More

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Something to do on a hot or rainy day. I had been here when I was a kid with my parents. My husband has never been in a cave. Went with another family. It was very interesting for both adults and teenagers. Was a good...More

Thank MsJerseyFollower
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Was a nice attraction to visit,tour of the cave was very educational,tour guide was very knowledgable of the cave and answered our questions very well,they had a mini golf that was cool,nature walk was long but very nice,gift shop along with the little museum was...More

Thank Lori M
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

I wanted to visit since I hadn't been there in decades. A really nice family experience. The cave is a great tour for part of your day. Fun and educational. Unless you like nature hikes the tour is really all you would want to do...More

2  Thank 2killamockingbird
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Justin K
30 July 2018|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
You may take pictures inside the cave but we do not allow tripods for safety purposes.
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barbi966
21 July 2018|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
Yes, your small dog is welcome at Crystal Cave. The dog may walk the grounds and while you are enjoying your visit we will watch the dog in our office.
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MsJerseyFollower
15 July 2018|
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Response from Lori M | Reviewed this property |
Hello,if you have a sore knee I would not do the trail,the first part of the trail is uphill,there is a bench to sit to rest once you reach the top,the rest of the trail is nice walking but towards the end you must go down... More
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