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Crystal Grottoes Caverns, Boonsboro

(3.5/5 based on 95 reviews on the web)
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  • Arrived at 10:30 AM. Closed. Hanging sign was propped between the doors advising they would return at 2:15 PM. We couldn't accommodate a 3 hour delay. We will never return, since they are apparently a...  more »
  • Had a great time at the cave in boonsboro. Loves looking at all the natural formations. A little chilly even in the summer. I have been going here since I was a child and my grandmother brought me her...  more »
  • We went here at the end of our Honeymoon trip June 2014. Some people are complaining that the cave is small, and that there is no gift shop. That's understandable, but although the tour was only 30-45...  more »
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  • I am giving this place a 4 because I did enjoy the experience, the cave was really cool in my opinion, I liked that it was smaller because it gave you a chance to be a little closer to be able to see the formations, but can be an issue when trying to squeeze people in to see a formation and also a serious hazard for touching the formations. But I would leave any purses or bags so on in the car because there isn't a whole lot of room. I just brought my phone in with me. The office looks a little run down on the outside but inside is a lot better It has two very nice bathrooms inside and no gift shop. We had a very nice tour guide, however I did read on their website that they do tours every 30 minutes. It appeared they only had two tour guides and I felt it was rushed because of the gentleman in the front as well which made it hard to get the "awe" factor, to get pictures and the information. I felt like our guide was very knowledgeable but I also feel it could have been a little bit more educational Overall a great experience maybe a little pricey as from what I could tell you only get one tour but I didn't ask if we could do it again.
  • Pretty neat little place near Frederick, a bit pricey but the guides are knowledgeable. Surprisingly the cave is still mostly unexplored and covered. To think that all the mud and dirt extracted from there was and still is done by hand.
  • While not one of the larger caves on the east coast, this one still has an impressive number of geological formations throughout; plenty of stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and “waterfall” features. The cave was easy to find, the staff was friendly, the tour guide was knowledgeable and had a sense of humor, and the cave is clearly loved by the people who work here and the volunteers who help maintain and clear new passages. About the only thing I would change is clearly pricing and better illuminating the rock samples in the gift shop would increase sales.
  • My favorite cavern tour to date! This is a "just the right size" cavern. We had a group of under ten people and the features were all close enough to touch (but don't!). I highly recommend this cavern. It's uncrowded, unhurried, personal, and friendly. I had no problem with $20 bucks a head admission, we spent more than a half an hour seeing beautiful underground formations. Just wish they had a gift shop so I could have gotten a 'T' shirt.
  • This was our dirst time here, and would likely not come back. The tour price is too high. $20 per adult $10 per child We dropped $50 just walking down the stairs. Our tour guide was nice and explained the history an geology in manner that was easy to understand. Very cool caverns, but the tour was too expensive for what it offered.