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Crystal Lake Cave, Dubuque

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  • Visited today, one thing you want to know is yours depart on the hour, so plan accordingly. Tour guide was knowledgeable on the formations. Take it for what it is worth, depending on your belief of ea...  more »
  • This tour is not too long, and not too short. It's the perfect length for kids. We all enjoyed it. I had no idea Iowa had caves like this! The formations are beautiful!  more »
  • As long as you are not afraid of small places and being confined this is a great tour. I did see a bat, so beware of that as well. It is pretty cool to see all the formations, colors, water areas, and...  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing!! Our tour guide was great and knowledgeable and the crystals in the caves were breath taking. Make sure you bring a sweatshirt and good shoes because it's cold and wet in some spots in the cave. Worth the money and would definitely go again!
  • Guide was great and cave is neat-but overall the tour takes a bit longer than we thought necessary. There are a lot of places the guide stopped to talk about a cluster of crystals that looked like 'an ostrich' and then 'a bird but without the head' and several others It just seemed a bit silly but the kids seemed to enjoy that part I guess. Also I guess they stretch out the tour maybe so you feel you got your money's worth? There is a lot of water on the ground, its 52° , and very tight spaces to fit through and duck through. Closed toed shoes and a light jacket you don't mind getting dirty are a must. (I had a white jacket on not knowing I'd be brushing involuntarily against wet clay like walls that left residue on it) Overall enjoyable and great staff! Make sure you have cash to tip the guide!
  • Very nice cave tour and a cool gift shop. Only recommendation is to bring a jacket. The cave is 52 deg.
  • Nice tour for families. Bring a headlamp or flashlight to see better.
  • Good place but hard to find. It's a must see in Dubuque area.

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