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About Crystal Grottoes Caverns:
The Crystal Grottoes Caverns were founded in 1920 when the State Roads Commission was quarrying for limestone to build up and pave State Route 34 in Western Maryland. After successfully quarrying back a 50-foot tall cliff, the cave was discovered. It has since operated as Maryland’s only commercial cave open for guided tours.
With more formations per square foot than any cave known to man, Crystal Grottoes Caverns features syncline limestone solution formations, much like the stalagmites you’d see in the more well-known Luray Caverns of Virginia.
Be sure to bring a jacket, as the cavern temperature runs about 54 degrees, year round; and good walking shoes, as the cavern is maintained in its natural state.