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Crystal Grottoes Caverns
Based on 46 traveler reviews
Jul 07, 2014 by: Beachlover24 from Bowie, Maryland
We had an excellent guide who made the experience fun and interesting. The cave itself is quite interesting.
Amazing caverns but overpriced.
Jul 04, 2014 by: Patricia M from Charlottesville, Virginia
Truly interesting cave formations, but very small. $20 per person seemed overpriced to us. Less than professionally delivered tour, but friendly and accommodating. Luray caverns is a much better choice.
good cave for the claustraphobic
Jun 23, 2014 by: Elias David B from
My mom is afraid of elevators, caves, and enclosed spaces. This is not a large cave but the root is flat (at ground level). An ancient stream tunneled through a hill. That makes it easier for handicapped or claustrophobic people. I had one problem. The owner only accepts cash. I couldn't find an ATM nearby. Our tour of this cave was delayed until our next vacation.
Jun 17, 2014 by: tlenna from Gwynn Oak, Maryland
A group of 10 people went to the caverns on June 14. We did not book in advance so we did not get the group rate, which was half the usual rate, but the owner did take $10 off the total. The caverns only accept cash, so be prepared! The tour was okay. There were two tour guides on our tour- one did the first half and one did the second half. The woman who did the first half knew a lot about the history of the caverns, but not much about the actual geology of the cave or how the structures formed. She also anthropomorphized a lot of the structures, which was kind of annoying. The second part of the tour was done by a young man that was only working there for three weeks, but he seemed to have a genuine interest in the geology of the cave and knew more about how the formations actually formed. Both tour guides were friendly and answered questions to the best of their ability. The tour was a bit short, but I did not feel rushed through the caverns. The tour guide gave us all time to take some group pictures at the end in the largest "room". I think $20 was a bit steep for the tour, but we all had a great time.
Jun 02, 2014 by: Bo C from Rochester, Pennsylvania
We were hesitant to pay the 20 bucks but it is well worth it. The cave was awesome and our young tour guide was great. Blaine told us stuff I never would have asked about and it was all incredibly interesting. The cave was packed with incredible formations and each one cooler looking than the last. The wife and kids loved it, and we were so glad we took the time to check it out on our drive back home from DC.
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