Dubuque, Iowa: Crystal Lake Cave

Limestone cave open to the public tours since 1932, described as moist, cold, fun. Iowa's longest living show cavern.

Address:
6684 Crystal Lake Cave Dr., Dubuque, IA
Directions:
3 miles south of Dubuque on Hwy 52, follow signs, cave on left.
Hours:
9 am - 6 pm. Shorter hours May, Sept-Oct. Closed Nov-Apr. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
563-556-6451
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Crystal Lake Cave

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Lot's Wife cave stalagmite.

Crystal Lakes Cave

The Crystal Lakes Cave tour is very interesting! Learn about Lot's wife, who got turned into a Pillar of Salt. Check out the chapel where people actually got married in the cave. View different stalagmites that resemble animals and are marked.

[Bianca Giron, 11/05/2019]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Dubuque Shot TowerDubuque Shot Tower, Dubuque, IA - 5 mi.
Walk-Thru CatfishWalk-Thru Catfish, Dubuque, IA - 5 mi.
Miniature Statue of LibertyMiniature Statue of Liberty, Dubuque, IA - 5 mi.
In the region:
World's Largest Cone-Top Beer Can, Potosi, WI - 18 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

International Spy Museum, Washington, DC (Oct 11-17, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now