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Crystal Lake Cave

Highway 52, Dubuque, IA 5203
+1 563-556-6451
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Totally Worth It!

This was such an awesome place to visit and totally worth the $14! My friends and I came here and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peyton P
via mobile
Great little excursion for the kids

Went to the cave with my wife, daughter and grandkids. The cave was very interesting and held the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sean K
Beloit, Wisconsin
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cave tour” (12 reviews)
“gift shop” (15 reviews)
“nice cave” (6 reviews)
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Highway 52, Dubuque, IA 5203
+1 563-556-6451
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was such an awesome place to visit and totally worth the $14! My friends and I came here and got a tour through the cave. I don't know what all the negative views are for because our tour guide was super nice, knowledgeable and...More

Thank Peyton P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the cave with my wife, daughter and grandkids. The cave was very interesting and held the oldest grandsons attention (6 yr old). All of the adults enjoyed the tour. The guide was very helpful and informative. The gift shop was what you would...More

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly save your money. It was $14 per adult to go on the tour down in a basement like area. The tour was advertised as 45 min. lasted 20 min. Walking in water and honestly the tour guide a young kid no more than 16...More

Thank Michael M
274JulieR, Manager at Crystal Lake Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for letting me know. I apologize the tour was just 20 minutes long. Sincerely, Julie Crystal Lake Cave, L.L.C.

Reviewed 28 February 2017

this was the first cave tour we went on. now anytime we are in the area of a cave we have to check it out.

Thank lark_eggert
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The pros: Lots of good formations, easy walking for little ones, informative and friendly guide. An interesting story of the discovery by miners in the late 1800s. Something fun and educational to do with the family. The cons: not everything is not a natural cave,...More

3  Thank Jim C
Julie R, Owner at Crystal Lake Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We always love to hear feedback!

Reviewed 11 October 2016

Three isn't bad, it's average. This was a good fit for our family with young kids for a short cave experience. Shout out to Will, who did a nice job as guide. The cave itself shows a lot of damage, as most formations have been...More

2  Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Remember to wear a light jacket as temp is always 52 degrees in cave. Also water friendly shoes are a must as some areas had small pools of water we had to walk through. Tour lasted about 45 min. Guide was very knowledgeable and had...More

1  Thank victoriah788
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is not a big cave so it only takes about 30-40 minutes for the tour but it is beautiful. Young tour guide, but she was very amusing. I would highly recommend visiting.

2  Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The cave was very interesting. the history and unique formations were fascinating. A great place to stop for an hour or so.

1  Thank Dan R
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

All ages enjoyed this place! Lots of neat things to see. The kids enjoyed sifting for treasures. Don't forget a jacket or a sweatshirt. You may get a little wet...but we didn't mind!

2  Thank heidimb81
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Katie M
What is the cost for entry?
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.
Is there a campsite near by for a Boy Scout troop to camp at?
22 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.