Crystal Cave is the world’s largest geode and located right here in Ohio at Put-in-Bay. The best part is that you can actually tour the geode, which is about 35 feet below the surface.
Once you walk down all the steps, you enter the center of the geode with crystals surrounding you from all sides and the top. This is my son’s favorite activity every time we go to Put-in-Bay because he is intrigued with crystals, gems, etc.
My kids were the last to leave the tour, you can take as much time as you like to explore it after the tour guide gives his speech. When there were only a few kids left, the tour guide gave our kids a special surprise. They were able to actually hold one of the crystals that had fallen or been broken off. They thought it was super cool!
Crystal Cave at Put-in-Bay Video
The tour guide was excellent and made it fun to learn. He gave us all the information on how Crystal Cave was found, why various parts look different from others -human interaction, and exactly what we were looking at.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC7kkrA3fc4[/youtube]
Crystal Cave Gift Shop
This is a dream store for my son. He has already several gems and crystals from previous visits that we have made and his grandparents have made. Anything from the Crystal Cave Gift Shop makes a great present for him and unique gift for anyone. I felt the prices were very reasonably priced, as well.
Visit Crystal Cave at Put-in-Bay
Tours are $6 for adults, $3 for Kids 6-11, Free for kids under 6
978 Catawba Street
Put-in-Bay Ohio 43456
Phone: (419) 285-2811
This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Crystal Cave who provided the tickets for review.