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“very fun and interesting cave adventure for families and anybody else !!”

The Lost Sea Adventure
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Lost Sea is open daily except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Lost Sea is America's Largest Underground Lake. All tours are guided tours and last for approximately one hour and twenty minutes. Reservations are not required. The adult rate is $19.95 and children 5-12 are $10.95 children 4 and under are free. We do offer a group rate for groups of 15 or more. We also offer a Wild Cave Adventure tour for groups of 12 or more. You may even spend the night on the Wild Cave Tour. The Lost Sea is also a Civil War Trail Marker. The oldest known date in the cave is a date of 1863. This date has been carbon tested and does prove to be an authentic date.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

My girls wanted to go on a "cave adventure" while we were on vacation this past summer. This is a GREAT cave adventure for children who are"first timers." The entrance tunnel which begins the adventure is neat as you start to move downwards into the cave. The tour guide was very informative and interesting (BUT WE WISHED that he would have SLOWED DOWN since my wife walks with a cane and can't walk as fast as most people). That was the only draw back -> the guide was inconsiderate of the fact that some people in the group were slower walking and had a harder time keeping up (especially on the trek back up the path towards the "bear's claw" resting point. By the time my family was able to make it to the resting point coming back up because of my wife having to walk with a cane and we were taking our time helping her, the guide said "ok, let's go and head on up." I'm sorry, but that was rude and very inconsiderate of those with disabilities who would also like to enjoy some "adventures' as well. The overall trail is wide enough and fine for the tour but the guides need to be more patient and considerate. The glass bottom boats were neat and fun, and my children enjoyed seeing the "blind" trout and watching the trout get fed. My children also enjoyed seeing everything else there as well including the gem mining, glass shop and glass blower, the gift shop, and even the snack bar / grill was good for lunch. Overall, this is well worth seeing as a stop during your travels. We would visit again and my children have already said they want to see it again some day.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped in at The Lost Sea Adventure to break up our trip from Florida back to Michigan - it was a perfectly halfway point. We had a group of 17 people consisting of 3-7 year olds, teenagers and adults. Every age group thoroughly enjoyed the visit as there was plenty to explore and enjoy.

The kids enjoyed sifting through the rocks and mining for gemstones by the General Store - the bags we bought from the store were full of beautiful rocks our kids got to take with them.

The cavern tour was a solid 90 minutes and our tour guide, Wesley, a long with our boat captain, Jake, were both very knowledgeable and had a wide range of jokes for all ages. The lake is beautiful and the caverns are fascinating. Well worth the cost of $11-$20 per person.

The gift shop was a true highlight to round out our visit, as it was affordable and each of our kids (11 of them!) found something to take home for a memory.

Thank you to the staff for a great day full of memories! We will definitely recommend The Lost Sea Adventure to our friends!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank txgalathrt
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Interesting and unique! Wesley was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide for our group. The path and boat ride were fun and not at all strenuous.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Victoriasday
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

It’s what you’d expect. Worth a one time trip, if you don’t have to travel to far. The tour guide was knowledgeable, and very friendly. The gift shop girl was a bit rude.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Doug G
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

My 9-year old enjoyed it. It’s a little pricey but worth a visit if you’re in the area. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jase7891
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