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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.

6684 Crystal Lake Cave Dr., Dubuque, IA
3 miles south of Dubuque on Hwy 52, follow signs, cave on left.
9 am - 6 pm. Shorter hours May, Sept-Oct. Closed Nov-Apr. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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]

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