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Cave City, Kentucky: Crystal Onyx Cave

In the same Swiss cheese geology as the much larger Mammoth Cave, but still an intricate subterranean system. Billboards announce, "Prehistoric Indian Burial Site."

425 Prewitts Knob Rd, Cave City, KY
South of town. I-65 exit 53. Drive east on KY-90 for two miles. Turn right onto Caveland Rd. Drive a quarter-mile to the cave.
Daily Mar 1-Oct 31, 10 am to last tour 6pm Central time. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $15.
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Big ants.

Crystal Onyx Cave

Don't miss the giant ants at Crystal Onyx Cave.

[TT, 08/28/2021]

Crystal Onyx Cave.

Crystal Onyx Cave

Very intricate and beautiful cave system. It's not as well-advertised as Mammoth Cave, and honestly doesn't have the size, but that in no way takes away from its splendor.

[Jenna Rupe, 01/07/2019]

Billboards announce, "Prehistoric Indian Burial Site." The cave was closed for several years, but now is open to visitors by appointment.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Mammoth Cave Wildlife MuseumMammoth Cave Wildlife Museum, Cave City, KY - 1 mi.
Dinosaur WorldDinosaur World, Cave City, KY - 2 mi.
Treasure Trove ParkTreasure Trove Park, Cave City, KY - 2 mi.
In the region:
Big Red - Bronze Monster Mascot, Bowling Green, KY - 28 mi.

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