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Crystal Lake Cave

Highway 52, Dubuque, IA 5203
+1 563-556-6451
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Great adventure with the family!

Our family (two adults, two kids ages 7 and 9) visited Crystal Lake Cave this past Sunday. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hannah W
August journey in northeast Iowa

Visited today, one thing you want to know is yours depart on the hour, so plan accordingly. Tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matthew G
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“cave tour” (13 reviews)
“gift shop” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Highway 52, Dubuque, IA 5203
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family (two adults, two kids ages 7 and 9) visited Crystal Lake Cave this past Sunday. We arrived at 10:50am and were told that the next tour would depart at 11:15am. FYI, you can only visit the cave via tour, so be prepared to...More

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 earths age to believe we are talking millions of...More

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Angela B
Julie R, Owner at Crystal Lake Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your tour! We strive to do our best and to have you walk away pleased. If you would, like us on Facebook. We're a small family owned business and word of mouth is a huge source of advertising for us! Thank-you,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 history of the...More

Thank Shannon Z
Julie R, Owner at Crystal Lake Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for your kind words. We strive to do our best and have you walk away being pleased. If you would, please LIKE us on our Facebook page. We are a small privately owned family business and depend greatly on word of mouth advertising. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting tour. The guide was well informed and personable. They even had jackets for my grandchildren to wear as the cave is 51 degrees year round. A tight fit at times but always plenty of warning to duck if necessary. Even...More

Thank Lizabearth
Julie R, Owner at Crystal Lake Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm very happy to hear you and your grandchildren had a wonderful time at the cave and your tour guide took good care of you. We strive to do our best and have you walk away smiling. If you would, please LIKE us on our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to quite a few caves with this one being average. It was quite wet with a fairly large puddle at the end that was difficult to jump over. Plan on wearing old shoes. There wasn't a lot of large rooms, but some cool...More

Thank merchantww
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a beautiful cave to visit and we had a great guide. If you were claustrophobic if might be a problem.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Advertised 1.5 hour tour done in 45 minutes. Inexpensive time killer. Not really a cave. Formations are pretty, but the guide had zero personality.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cave is a fun experience and the guide person tells you a lot of different facts you should know about the cave. It is very cool to see all of the crystals and other things but I would suggest wearing shoes that you don't...More

1  Thank Kylee123486
274JulieR, Owner at Crystal Lake Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the compliments and suggestion! -Julie Ramirez Crystal Lake Cave, L.L.C.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first, we didn't expect too much, but the tour guide surprised us by being very knowledgable and the cave itself was awesome!! Wear shoes that can get wet and non slippery...very small openings and while ducking often, this is a must see!

Thank 204jcp
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Roberta O
20 July 2017|
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Response from 274JulieR | Property representative |
Hi Roberta, it does get very narrow in a few spots. Very few spots will your boys have to duck. And depending on the level of claustrophobia, you will know within the first 10 minutes. The guide will direct you toward the... More
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Katie M
25 September 2016|
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Response from 274JulieR | Property representative |
Hi Katie! Adults are $14 each, children ages 4-11 are $6 each and under age 4 is free. Thank-you for inquiring! -Julie Crystal Lake Cave, L.L.C.
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LisaBG508
21 January 2016|
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Response from 274JulieR | Property representative |
Hi Lia, One of the people on here answered Massey Marina Campground. Very nice and by the good 'ole Mississippi! And the closet to Crystal Lake Cave. Thank-you, Julie Crystal Lake Cave, L.L.C.
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