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Crystal Cave, Kutztown

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Cave · Geologic Formation
Crystal Cave is a cave near Kutztown in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States, the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. It was discovered by William Merkel and John Gehret on November 12, 1871, and quickly became a popular tourist attraction.
Shortly after its discovery, newspapers reported that it was "more beautiful than the famous Mammoth cave in Kentucky." The first "show cave" to open in Pennsylvania, it remains one of the oldest continuously operating show caves in the United States.
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  • Awesome time.A lot of step walking and steps.Wear sneakers or boots. Some spots in cave are slippery  more »
  • We took the Crystal Cave tour on June 21. They offer tours every 20 minutes. On this date there was only a short wait before our tour began. You initially view a short film about the discovery...  more »
  • Beautiful cave views and cute gift shop. Went on cave tour. Friendly staff. Ice cream shop and mini golf open. Wasn't crowded.  more »
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  • Very well run and clean attraction. Took a tour of the cave, panned for gems, had a nice lunch and some ice cream. Enough to keep a family busy for three or four hours. Cell reception is spotty so make sure you remember how you got there. It takes a few back roads to get there.
  • Great place to spend the day (be prepared to spend a whole day - there is more to do than exploring the cave!) The guided cave tour is 45 minutes long, starting with a short movie about the cave’s history. Bring a sweater - it’s 54-56 degrees in there year round. Our tour guide was fantastic. After, there is a cute mini golf course, a nature trail, picnic groves, a quaint little museum area and an area where kids can “pan” for minerals.
  • Was a nice place to visit for the day. The cavern tour was pretty cool. My favorite part was when they turned the lights out! Really cool. Very expensive, so I can’t give a higher rating due to the admission cost.
  • This is really cool to take a quick trip to from where we live. It's a little pricey and not much else to do near it. Surely something you have to do with your kids at least once. The fascination on my kids faces made this so worth while.
  • Had a great tour in the cave, very informative experience with video to start. Also a nice outdoor walking path to enjoy before or after the cave tour. I do suggest wearing sneakers or boots and not sandals or flip flops since there are stairs, slopes and it is wet in the cave. Also suggest a sweater, light jacket or hoodie since it is cool in the cave. Clean restrooms near cave entrance. Fun experience!

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