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.Use our Spring Valley day trip planning app to add Crystal Cave and other attractions to your Spring Valley vacation plans.
Crystal Cave reviews
We visited Crystal Cave in late September, and loved it! We visited on a weekday and there were only four of us on our tour, plus Steve, the guide. The cave is fascinating, and the tour guide... more »
My kids (5 and 3) and baby loved it! Such an awesome natural attraction. Long interesting tour was worth the cost. Keep an eye out for bats! more »
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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