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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

21071 County 118, Preston, MN 55965-4502
+1 507-352-5111
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48 degrees in this cave--take a jacket

We saw a bat, racoon tracks, a fossil embedded in the wall. A good bit of the very flat walkway is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TravelFan34602
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Brooksville, Florida
Fall Retreat 🍁

What a wonderful state park! Camp sites were clean and had everything you need. The hiking trails... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jessica R
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United States
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The address is a mailing address, but the cave HQ is maybe another 20 miles from Preston, MN so don't use it for your GPS device.
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  • Average1%
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“hour tour” (15 reviews)
“scenic tour” (7 reviews)
“mystery cave” (23 reviews)
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21071 County 118, Preston, MN 55965-4502
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+1 507-352-5111
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw a bat, racoon tracks, a fossil embedded in the wall. A good bit of the very flat walkway is metal see-thru grating, which was more slick than the finished concrete portions. Handicap accessible--some slopes, but no stairs, and often with handrails. A lovely...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful state park! Camp sites were clean and had everything you need. The hiking trails are not well marked so be sure you know which direction you are going. (We went the wrong way on a scenic route we were really hoping to...More

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We camped for three nights over Labor Day weekend and loved the park! The campground host was super nice, we had a private campsite, clean bathrooms and great ranger programs. So many hiking trails and the trout streams are so clean. We did the scenic...More

Thank Erica C
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We stayed at the camper cabin called Trout. The cabins are walk in, so you park you car and they have carts you use to haul your stuff. The cabins are really nice. They have a screened in porch and a table inside. We spent...More

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a nice cave tour with very nice walkways. The tour lasts about an hour and our tour guide was very informational. It is cold though so make sure to bring your jacket. There are numerous picnic tables to enjoy lunch before or after.

Thank Keely15
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared many interesting details about the formation of caves in the karst area. The tour was well lighted and easily accessible. The cave is a delightful part of our state park system. Be sure to have a warm jacket...More

Thank Thomas U
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Be warned: There is a long expanse of gravel road driving on the way to this state park. Not a problem for us but we definitely had no idea that was coming! Also wear shoes with lots of traction as the floor can be quite...More

1  Thank ErylbyExplore
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We overheard a couple talking about a cave tour they had just saw. So we decided to check it out for ourselves. I never thought that a cave tour would be so educational. Cave had amazing views and history. I wish I had brought my...More

1  Thank Marty V
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I visited here with my husband, two kids, nephew, aunts and uncles. The tour guide was very informative and answered everyone's questions. The cave was beautiful and the pool of water at the end was spectacular. Remember to bundle up. In August the temp was...More

2  Thank Bekah D
Reviewed 2 August 2017

If you are done visiting the traditional tourist spots in and around Minneapolis then take a day and visit the park and enjoy the states longest cave. Best place to visit for the nature lovers. Bring light jackets as the cave tends to be around...More

7  Thank KetanDeshpandeMN
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liarose2016
7 April 2017|
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Response from swordmaster700 |
yes it is wheel chair accessible. there are a few spots that have stairs but i would say 80-90% of the cave is wheel chair friendly. there were no wheel chairs in our group but there were some big honking strollers and they... More
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KatieVirginia475
6 April 2015|
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Response from tmj1998 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed in the caves (there may be special exemption for service dogs). There is concern about bring in any contaminants that may harm the bats. Minnesota State Parks do allow dogs-I suggest checking out the... More
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