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Crystal Cave, Spring Valley

4.6
#9 of 106 in Nature in Wisconsin
Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
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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  • Great for all generations! It was the first visit for my three grandchildren, (Girl, 8), (Boy6) and (Boy5.5). They were fully engaged during the tour. I enjoyed the tour with my children and now...  more »
  • Our family of four adults really enjoyed our trip to Crystal Cave. We always meant to visit when the kids were little but never did. So glad to finally make the trip. Our tour guide, Cal did a great.....  more »
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  • This was a fun stop to make in the way to our destination. The gift shop is extensive and they sell interesting things. The outdoor picnic area is available for use and it is clean. The tour was interesting enough, I liked the history. It seemed a bit restricted from the majority of the cave though. I am still waiting for my card to be credited back from a transaction that was supposed to be refunded so hopefully that goes through soon.
  • Very interesting attraction that you should check out. It's an hour tour and it goes pretty deep but it's fun and educational with the help of a tour guide. Also some decent prices and selection at the gift shop.
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