Crystal Cave is a cave near Kutztown in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States, the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. It was discovered by William Merkel and John Gehret on November 12, 1871, and quickly became a popular tourist attraction.Put Crystal Cave and other Kutztown attractions into our Kutztown attractions planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Shortly after its discovery, newspapers reported that it was "more beautiful than the famous Mammoth cave in Kentucky." The first "show cave" to open in Pennsylvania, it remains one of the oldest continuously operating show caves in the United States.
Crystal Cave reviews
Beautiful cave views and cute gift shop. Went on cave tour. Friendly staff. Ice cream shop and mini golf open. Wasn't crowded. more »
Spring break day trip with our 2 boys 10/14! Wanted to “unplug” them for a few days and try something new with them! Their first time exploring caves and they both loved it! Lots of steps!! If you... more »
Very well run and clean attraction. Took a tour of the cave, panned for gems, had a nice lunch and some ice cream. Enough to keep a family busy for three or four hours. Cell reception is spotty so make sure you remember how you got there. It takes a few back roads to get there.
Great place to spend the day (be prepared to spend a whole day - there is more to do than exploring the cave!) The guided cave tour is 45 minutes long, starting with a short movie about the cave’s history. Bring a sweater - it’s 54-56 degrees in there year round. Our tour guide was fantastic. After, there is a cute mini golf course, a nature trail, picnic groves, a quaint little museum area and an area where kids can “pan” for minerals.
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