We came just for the day. Even though there was some rain we hiked to the cemetary at the top of the hill just east of town. It was interesting to see the location and the old grave markers. Informational signs also give you more history of the location. Next we went to the cave and did the flashlight tour. This is about a 1 1/2 hour tour and was well worth your time. The passage ways are incredible and Warren out guide gives you great detailed information about the things you are seeing along the way. Don't touch the walls in the cave! One guy did this and got chewed out by Warren who is very didicated to preserving the cave in it's natural state. Coolest cave I've seen.
Next we did the tour of historic Forestville town. For 7 bucks you spend a little over and hour touring the different buildings of the site by costumed guides who are playing their 1909 part. They spoke of the town as if it really was 1909. It was fun to ask them questions as they would answer you with their in charecter responses. You feel like you have really stepped back in time. You move from the store that is complete with it's original inventory from the early 1900's to the living quarters of the owners. Our next quide was even baking cookies in the old wood burning stove. Out side our next guide takes you through the garden and into the grain house where they ground their corn for cooking. The last guide shows you how they managed to farm the land with all of the old plows etc. the tour was well worth the money and the actor/guides were all excellent at what they are doing. My hate is off to you. I've never seen anything like this at a state park. Congrats to the state of MN for providing such an experience.
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