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Crystal Cave

Ca-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
+1 559-784-1500
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Crystal cave tour

Good tour with guide. Long walk down and back, but worth the walk. Wear comfortable shoes and... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Karen H
,
PITTSBURGH
via mobile
great learning and amazing cave

you will need to take the guided tour to visit the cave, it was well worth it. the tour offered... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Feng L
,
Toronto, Canada
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Crystal Cave is a marble cave with a wide variety of stalactites, stalagmites, and other geologic features and cave-adapted wildlife that add to its popularity with visitors and scientists from around the world. There is a wide variety of tour options and experiences that appeal to adults, families, and the wild caver. Crystal Cave is open early May-late November, weather and conditions permitting. Advance reservations are online. Please review the physical fitness precautions before purchasing tickets. No pets.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ca-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
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+1 559-784-1500
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Good tour with guide. Long walk down and back, but worth the walk. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Educational and fun.

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

you will need to take the guided tour to visit the cave, it was well worth it. the tour offered great learning experience, plus the cave just simply amazing to see.

Thank Feng L
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Last day of operation when we visited on October 1. Very strenuous/steep walk to and from Cave. Take water, wear comfortable shoes, and a light jacket for inside the Cave. Loved the tour. I visited the Cave as a youngster and returned now 40 years...More

Thank Irene W
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Buy your tickets from the Visitor's Center nearby. A short downhill walk to the tunnel entrance (spider web gate is cool). The tour is cool, dark and beautiful and not too long. Our guide was relatively new and was fast and loose with the facts...More

Thank Underpaid62
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Worth the 20 minute drive along a very twisty, narrow and bumpy road and then a hike down to the cave entrance (which is more strenuous coming back). The cave is very impressive and our guide (Evan) very informative and amusing.

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We really enjoyed visiting the cave. The hill down and more importantly back up is very steep. If you are not used to hills or are out of shape it will be a really big challenge for you. Just be aware and take your time....More

Thank WithanL
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The tour was great. We saw a lot of formations and the guide explained a lot of things. At one point, all nights were turned off and we got to feel the cave life for a little while in the absolute darkness. Nothing less than...More

Thank planetrambler
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I would say this is must see since it is unique in Sequoia national park, comparing the other landmarks here. The hike down is 15-20 minutes with a waterfall view and the overall time is short of 2 hours. The tour guide was great and...More

Thank FollowFoxTravels
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The cave tour is well worth the twenty minute drive down a windy road! Our tour guide was Jamie. She was fun and informative!! The cave is amazing, you walk along a .5 mile loop. They turn the lights off in the cave in one...More

Thank Colette C
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We started our day at Sequoia with a tour of Crystal Cave. This ended up working out well, but there were a few things that I wish I had done differently when preparing for the trip. Below are some tips to help you plan a...More

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larsnelson
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Response from preciadogeli | Reviewed this property |
I've only attended in the summer and I am unsure of their yearly schedule. Check out this website and hopefully you will find your answer. Good day to you! explorecrystalcave
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prepper
6 October 2016|
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Response from Wendy S | Reviewed this property |
We went Sept. 18, 2016.
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