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Spook Cave

13299 Spook Cave Rd., McGregor, IA
563-873-2144
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in McGregor
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place is what I would call a "roadside" must see. It is a very interesting tour with lots of local information and history mixed with folklore. We loaded up on the fishing boat with a total of 8 passengers and the guide. Our guide was a young man who did a great job of explaining the cave and the... More

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des moines
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Visited the cave with 6 teenage boys and they thought it was fun. Campy, a bit hokey, but all part of the experience. You get into a fishing boat with a small motor and the guide takes you through very narrow quarters while explaining things. You often have to bend yourself in half to fit through. This would NOT be... More

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Malone, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our guide was knowledgeable and it was a great family cave tour. It was pretty cool to go in the cave in a boat instead of walk. It stays a constant 49 degrees in the cave and they have nice lighting in there to see everything.

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West Burlington, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Such a fun day. This attraction reminds you of a day gone by. Take a John boat into a cave and listen to the story of it's beginning. Our teens really enjoyed it. Be prepared to "duck" a lot as you enter the cave. The campground seems very peaceful. check out the working water wheel outside of the cave and... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It was an interesting ride although we wish we'd known about a third of the ride is spent with your head on your knees ducking to avoid low ceilings. Interesting and friendly guide. About a 30 minute tour for $11 adult cost

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Lancaster, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We went to Spook Cave for my daughter's field trip. The kids and adults had a great time checking out the cave. You go into the cave via boat. The cave is very short, so you have to duck down during parts of it. The guides do a great job explaining the cave. The tour takes about 35 minutes. They... More

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Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Not a lot of cave formations. Very cool though, in that you go through in a small boat with a guide. You do need to be flexible to be able to lay down to get into the cave. There were hibernating bats (nice), but if you are bat phobic you might want to skip this as they are within arms... More

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Cedar Rapids
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I wanted my brother, who now lives out of state, to have an adventure he can tell his buddies about. Having never been at Spook Cave but driven by it many times, I thought, why not? It features a well-rehearsed tour of the history of the cave and one of the most unique ways to enter the cave-by boat! If... More

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Madison
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We went for a family weekend caving adventure, and hit several caves. I knew that the boat tour was only about 30 minutes, and that part of the cave was enlarged by dynamite, so I was not expecting a terrific experience, but a good one. I definitely underestimated Spook Cave. While the tour is only about 30 minutes, the tour... More

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Hartland Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

the Spook Cave was well worth the short drive to get too! The boat ride into the cave, its history and camping area was a great experience. The staff was very kind and courteous. The price was EXTREMELY REASONABLE!!!

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