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Crystal Cave, Spring Valley

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#9 of 106 in Nature in Wisconsin
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Crystal Cave is a cave located in Wisconsin’s Pierce County, near the Town of Spring Valley on Highway 29. The cave was discovered in 1881 by local brothers George and William Vanasse. Crystal Cave is a multi-level solutional cave formed in dolomite bedrock in the Prairie du Chien Group. The dolomite was formed 485 million years ago during the Lower Ordovician Period when a warm shallow ocean covered much of Minnesota and Wisconsin. It is Wisconsin’s longest known cave.
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  • I took six children ages 2-11 (all cousins) on the one hour walking tour. They were engaged and entertained the whole tour! The staff was kind, knowledgeable, prompt, and helpful. The grounds, gift....  more
    I took six children ages 2-11 (all cousins) on the one hour walking tour. They were engaged and entertained the whole tour! The staff was kind, knowledgeable, prompt, and helpful. The grounds, gift....  more »
  • We liked everything about Crystal Cave; the parking was free, the tour was organized, not too many people in a group, the information was interesting to this grandma and her two kiddos, ages 5 and... 
    We liked everything about Crystal Cave; the parking was free, the tour was organized, not too many people in a group, the information was interesting to this grandma and her two kiddos, ages 5 and...  more »
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  • This was a really neat experience!! The staff was very friendly! The website sort of made it seem like it might be difficult to maneuver down and back up the cave, it was not as bad as I had anticipated! There are steep spots and some you have to duck but overall a very nice experience and educational. Lots of stuff for kids outside, and a great gift shop with local artist gem work! Highly recommended.
  • Needed a place to take the kids for a fun Summer day. Crystal Cave did not disappoint! I brought my rock loving mom with too. First we played a round of mini golf (kids first time) and we all had a blast. Then we panned for gems! (moms favorite part) and lastly but certainly not least, we did the tour. The guides were so knowledgeable and interactive with us all. Would definitely do it again some time. They even had some cool stuff in the shop! Restrooms were very clean and the lawn/flowers looked beautiful! Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, you will get a little calf workout along the way!

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