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“Nice day trip if you like caves and geology”
Review of Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Kutztown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 August 2014

My son's into rocks, crystals and geology, so this was an obvious day trip. The cave was larger and more impressive than Lost River Caverns, but didn't have the water feature that made the other cave interesting. One word of warning...there are a few steep staircases and a metal bridge that will cause problems for those afraid of heights. My wife had to wait while my son and I did the deepest loop of the tour. There is also a point where they turn the lights off, so anyone afraid of the dark or claustrophobic might have problems. They have a refreshment building and picnic area, as well as what looked like a decent miniature golf course, so you could conceivably make a day of it.

Thank Greg W
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

The cave tour was very entertaining for the whole family. There are steps and uneven ground to consider(it is a cave), but it was a nice tour in a very scenic cave. The staff did an excellent job of explaining the history and story of the grounds. Enta\ertaining for the whole family.

Thank RLHull
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

I live only 30 min away from this cave. I went once as a child, and felt it was time to take my daughter as I felt she was at a good age for it, (IMO 7 or older). It's a nice small cave that you should do at least once in your life if you live in the area. Nice "starter" cave for a budding geologist or a short tour for kids/adults that aren't super into caves. My daughter (7) is the latter and the 50 min tour was pushing the "too long" mark. But she said she enjoyed seeing it and was glad we went. Tour guide was very nice and knowledgable. Would not recommend for people with mobility problems. Wear sneakers and sweatshirts. Not for kids afraid of the dark as they turn the lights off. We brought a picnic lunch and ate at one of the tables. Gift shops and "museum" was nothing special, we just stopped to use the restrooms and get a magnet for the refrigerator. Loved all the history!

1  Thank SerenityinPA
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

A typical cave in the Appalachian mts. On the smaller end of the spectrum. Price is a little high relative to others from PA to VA that we have visited. The trainee guide was green, the veteran was quite polished. There is mini golf on the grounds. They have the gem mining that is a fixture at many caves. A good stop to break up a trip thru Berks county that is convenient to I78 and US 222 both.

Thank whiskey3pa
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Go here at least once. History behind this mom and pop, family oriented attraction is amazing. The courage the first explorers showed all comes together when they turn out the lights. Good time out in farm country for the entire family. Facilities are a little worn but contribute to the charm. Go

Thank J S
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