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Crystal Lake Cave

6684 Crystal Lake Cave Road
563-556-6451

In 1868 lead miners drilled 40 feet into the ground to find traces of a rich lead vein. In this process they found very little lead, but instead discovered a natural geological wonder of matchless beauty. In 1932, the late Bernard Markus, (one of the original lead miners),  opened the cave to the public, naming it Crystal Lake Cave.



Reviews

Leah D

Rating:
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Stopped here on a family trip. My whole family loved it, even my 2 year old. You have to take the guided tour (otherwise you would definitely get lost in all the tunnels). It's easy to traverse, but there is water on the ground and some narrow and low passageways. There weren't any bats when we went, but sometimes there are, so be aware of that. The guide told us they recently started spelunking in less explored areas. This is for adventurous people, who aren't claustrophobic and don't mind belly crawling. You'd have to call for more details.

Katie Dilley-Fetty

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
It was a blast! For $15 you get to experience the caves in the natural state! My 9 year old niece and 6 year old niece enjoyed it a lot! They are in girl scouts and wanted to get their cave badges. Make sure you take a light jacket with cause it's only 52 degrees down in the caves year round! Our guide was AWESOME! She was knowledgeable!

Bryan H

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Sunday, May 27, 2018
A "Cool" place to visit! Literally. It was in the upper 90's today when we visited and I was about to die of the heat. That is until we went down into the cave. It was 50 degrees in there, and it felt great! I didn't want to leave. The tour was pretty cool too seeing all the different formations of stalagmites and stalactites. If you need a place to cool off on a hot summer day, this is a great place for that!

Adam Shroyer

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Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
Fun experience to share with your family. I was surprised this cave was tucked away so close to home. Be prepared to wait until the tour time. You need to purchase your ticket and wait until it starts. Call ahead to find out the intervals so you can minimize your wait. We missed the tour by a few minutes and had to wait a while with toddlers.

Joel Martin

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Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
I really enjoyed it! As did all kids I was with. Make sure you bring a sweater and shoes that can get a little wet. Guide was quirky and fun, and gift shop was neat and well put together.

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