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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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Interesting tour

The most difficult aspect of Crystal Cave is the long and winding road to the cave parking lot... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jan W
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El Cajon, California
DON'T MISS THE CAVE!

Although a bit out of the way - definitely worth the trip! Once you arrive, the staff is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
slh20172017
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Longwood, Florida
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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 yesterday

The most difficult aspect of Crystal Cave is the long and winding road to the cave parking lot. Once you arrive you disinfect shoes and walk down a one half mile trail into the canyon where the cave guide meets the group. The tour takes...More

Thank Jan W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although a bit out of the way - definitely worth the trip! Once you arrive, the staff is very friendly. We were fortunate to get in on an earlier tour as we arrived super early. The mosquitos in the morning are ROUGH (bring spray) but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful hike down to the mouth of the cave, takes about 20 mins. You see multiple waterfalls and beauty all around you. The family cave tour is about 45 min and is super fun. Easy for little ones to walk as well. Cave is well...More

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Reviewed 5 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.

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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

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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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Response from Wendy S | Reviewed this property |
We went Sept. 18, 2016.
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