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Crystal Cave, Kutztown

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Cave · Geologic Formation
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.
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.
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  • This was a smaller cave. Still had lots of unique formations and was priced right for a tour. Lots of steps in this one so bring your sneakers and jacket. This is not the largest or most elaborate...  more »
  • It’s just an amazing place. Beautiful and unique. My 8 year old wouldn’t stop talking about how cool it was! Love it there  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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