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Crystal Cave

963 Crystal Cave Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530-8880
+1 610-683-6765
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Old Fashioned Attraction = Lots of Family Fun

There is nothing fancy about Crystal Cave, but that is part of what makes it an attraction that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hollis P
Westampton, New Jersey
via mobile
cool place on a hot day

the parking lot was empty but filled up fast. we visited on a hot day and welcomed the cool air... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Terri B
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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See PA's first show cave. Discovered in 1871, and open to the public shortly thereafter, Crystal Cave has been operating without interruption since that time. The one hour cave tour begins with a video presentation describing the history of Crystal Cave and the formation of caves. Guides take you into the cave and give you both an educational and enjoyable tour. Crystal Cave is known for its abundance of formations in various size and color. Over five million adults and children have been thrilled by this subterranean museum of nature. After your tour you may want to visit our gift and souvenir shop, historical exhibit, authentic Amish Buggy, real Indian Totem Poles, and shaded picnic park all on 150 scenic acres. Other activities open seasonally include miniature golf, panning for gemstones, Ice Cream Parlor, Crystal Cave Cafe, and Museum.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good46%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature trail” (12 reviews)
“gift shop” (41 reviews)
“tour guide” (26 reviews)
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963 Crystal Cave Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530-8880
+1 610-683-6765
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is nothing fancy about Crystal Cave, but that is part of what makes it an attraction that appeals to all ages. You can visit the cave, have a picnic (there are grills), play mini golf, pan for gems, hike the nature trail and see...More

Thank Hollis P
Reviewed 4 days ago

the parking lot was empty but filled up fast. we visited on a hot day and welcomed the cool air from the cave. our guide was knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. small children didn't seem to enjoy the cave as much as...More

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A first time visit, we were greeted that day by a half dozen school buses in the parking lot waiting the return of youngsters on a field trip, attesting to how the local public system views the educational value of the Crystal Cave with its...More

Thank gerry712
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a 5, 3 and 1 year old. The older two did fine and really enjoyed the experience. The youngest one wanted to touch everything, but you're not allowed, so he got pretty annoyed. We had him in the back carrier and was able...More

Thank HopeIsRising
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit. Better signage would be great, as the cave is in the country. I would mention if you come in via 78 West, stop at Premise Maid Chocolates. A perfect side trip at a chocolate factory. Small cave, easy to tour. Steep set...More

Thank sadie1rose
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Well maintained, beautiful. Not much else to say. Take the kids, They will Love it. Educational and fun at the same time.

Thank earnhardtatdaytona
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

It's hard to know how to evaluate this place. If you are an adult with a professional interest in it, you might find it instructive. If you are interested in popular culture, you might find the way it has been exploited over the years to...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 26 April 2017

cave was easy to find with directions, picnic area outside, large gift shop with a lot of choices, a lot of steps to climb for the cave exploring, cave temperature was cool about 58 degrees, light jacket recommended, panning for gems located on the grounds,...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I loved the cave. A great thing to see. The business side is well taken care of but a little old school kitschy. Definitely worth going but keep your expectations on the natural wonder of it. This is not Disney. Teenage kids also thought the...More

Thank JennyandRick210
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the first weekend of the season, it was pretty chilly and the other attractions weren't open. $14.50 per person, a little pricey for what you get. The cave is beautiful and the guide was very knowledgeable. Pretty extensive gift shop with some cool...More

1  Thank Sarah R
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Is your facility walker or wheelchair accessible?
19 July 2016|
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Response from WNYCreeker | Reviewed this property |
No, there are steps in the cave, uneven and slippery terrain.
When is opening day? And can you send me a brochure please?
21 April 2016|
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Response from AJay503 | Reviewed this property |
From the website: "Open Daily: March 1st - November 30th 9-5 with extended summer hours" Check out their site for lots more info.
It seems like Crystal Cave is about a half-day activity. Can you recommend any other nearby attractions to fill out the day on an autumn weekend for a family of kids?
4 November 2015|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
Hello. Other attractions in the area include Roadside America, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Cabela's, Mid-Atlantic Air Museum. GoGreaterReading,com can provide additional information.