Crystal Grottoes Caverns, Boonsboro

#29 of 43 in Nature in Maryland
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  • Crystal Grottoes Caverns is listed as the #1 Thing To Do in Boonsboro for a reason. Cheryl, my wife, and I were celebrating our 38th anniversary with a stay at Inn Boonsboro (reviewed in a separate TA...  more »
  • love crystal grottoes! our guide was awesome, the formations were wonderful, we had a marvelous time. they prefer guests to pay with cash and there's an ATM there. why drive 3 hours away and deal with...  more »
  • This is a fantastic cave, lots of really interesting formations -- and the tour guide was very knowledgeable (and humorous!. It's amazing what water can hollow out and form over 200 million years. The...  more »
  • Stumbled upon this place on a spontaneous road trip and so glad I did!! This place is a hidden gem. Debbie was an amazing tour guide who made our adventure so much fun. A must stop if in the area!!!
  • I would defintely recommend this place to others. I had a great experience with little ones and overseas guest in tow. This is one of the best kept secrets in Maryland. No need to drive long distance to Virginia for caverns. Smaller in scale then some of the others but formations and caves are still impressive. Tour guide Elizabeth was patiently answered the questions of my little ones, truly engaged them and they were immersed in the experience. When they got back home to their parents, they were bubbling over with facts and info. She was very kind and extremely patient as we endeavored to translate the tours for those not fluent in English. For those complaining about the price...well it costs to maintain, manage, clean, temp control, electricity, tour guides and other staff.
  • We loved this place! The tour guide was great. The caverns are cool. I have been on cave tours all over and this is a good one. It is a bit expensive, but not overly so. The owner was cooking chili outside and shared a bowl with us. We did not have any issues. The owner shared the history of the cave and surrounding area. We will go back.
  • I love caves. Caves are beautiful, and this one was no exception! The formations are breathtaking, the placement of the lighting is fantastic and really brings out the beauty of them as well. I really liked our tour guide. She was a very nice woman. However, the owner/manager/whomever the older man at the counter was, was rather aggressive, not very friendly/personable, and was rather rude to the sweet lady that was our tour guide. I really enjoyed my tour, however, for as much money as you pay, I really wish you would at least get a little bit more time in the caves. It's a lot of money, and you can barely stay in one spot for more than a minute without getting separated from the rest of the group. I give the cave itself 5 stars + I honestly wish I could live in there. I give our tour guide 5 stars. And unfortunately, I give 3 stars or less to the man in the front, and the expensive price for such a short tour.
  • The brochures make it sounds like a fantastic large cavern with unique experiences. I imagined this would be much like other Caverns I have visited with a gift shop, etc. If you are expecting that, you will be disappointed. This is a very small business cavern. You'll only be in the cavern for about 30 minutes. They only allow one group in the cavern at a time and it's guided the whole way. The carven is fine and has the normal rock formations inside. Just wasn't what I expected.
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