DISCOVER the wonders of Crystal Cave on our one-hour tour. EXPLORE the passages more than 70 feet below ground. LEARN about the history, geology, and bats of Wisconsin’s longest cave!
Tour Information DISCOVER the wonders of Crystal Cave on our one-hour tour. EXPLORE the passages more than 70 feet below ground. LEARN about the history, geology, and bats of Wisconsin's longest cave!
One hour Cave tours are led by Certified Cave Guides. The tour is designed for people of all ages. Learn about the discovery and history of Crystal Cave, the geology of caves including the rocks and how cave formations (speleothems) develop, and the biology of bats. During the tour, your guide will highlight unique features of the cave and answer your questions.
Whether it's raining, snowing, or the sun is shining, the cave is always 50 degrees (10C) and dry. Escape the summer heat or the cold days of early spring or late fall! We suggest you wear long pants and a sweater or light jacket in the cave, but you can still enjoy the cave without a jacket or sweater.
Children are welcome on the tour. However, due to safety regulations, strollers or backpack style baby carriers are not allowed in the cave. Soft, front style baby carriers are ok. Small purses and camera bags that fit inside our Size Test Box may be brought into the cave. For larger items or any items you do not want to bring with you on the tour, we are happy to provide complimentary lockers, or you may leave your items in your car. You must climb down and up stairs on the tour, so please wear appropriate footwear. The passages on the tour are walking height, the trail is gravel, and the cave is well lit.
Enhance your cave experience by panning for gems and fossils at Prospector's Creek!. Use the water mining sluice at Prospector's Creek to help you find real gems, minerals, and fossils. We have many different options of prospecting packages to choose from. Whether you're panning for gems from all around the world or searching for ancient fossils, there is an option for you! The gems, minerals or fossils are yours to keep and you are guaranteed to find them in every bag. Gem panning is fun for Prospectors of all ages but if only some people in group wish to gem pan that is ok as well
Cave Admission Prices
Cave Tour Only
Guided Tour is about an hour and tours leave frequently throughout the day.
No reservations needed
Youth (3 – 12) 9.98
Children 2 & Under Free
All major credit cards accepted
Nature Trail and Picnic Grounds are included with all Packages
Prospector Package - Cave Tour and Gem Panning
The Prospector Packages starts at:
Youth (3 – 12) $16.96
Children 2 & Under 6.98
Upgrade from the Prospector Package to a larger bag of mining rough $5.00.
Upgrade to a bag of real fossils $5.00.
Large Families or Groups of Friends
If you are a larger group please tell us when purchasing tickets, especially if each person is purchasing his or her own ticket. This will help us keep your group together on one tour. Our tours have a maximum of 20 guests per tour. Note that there may be a slight additional wait time for your tour during peak times and others may be included in your tour. There is no additional cost for this option.