You always wanted to visit the cave of wonders hidden in the sand, but tracking it down -- even for a magic lamp -- seemed like an awful lot of work. Luckily, St. Louis has its own wondrous cave, which you can explore with a barge ride for two for $20 (regularly $40) from Crystal City Underground. Locally owned and operated, the St. Louis-focused Fiesta Corporation takes you on the subterranean route with its Crystal City Underground operation. Once a sand mine used in the local glass industry that gave Crystal Springs its name, the cave has beautiful stone walls and pillars that were hewn into the rock over decades. This incredible cave is roughly 200 acres with ceilings stretching 30 to 40 feet above the floor, and has a near-constant 60-degree temperature. The 25-minute ride ferries you along on a motorized barge decorated with strands of white lights -- much safer (and more attainable) than a magic carpet ride.
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PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON September 1, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON January 4, 2013
back by popular demand:
Crystal City Underground
Underground Barge Ride for Two
- from $20