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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

21071 County 118, Preston, MN 55965-4502
+1 507-937-3251
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Daughter's first cave tour.

The tour was wonderful! It was informative & the guide encouraged questions. We were able to get... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TrailRidingCowgirl
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Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
Camping at the Park (without the cave)

We camped at Forestville with two children aged 3 and 8. There is a primitive loop with pit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brad J
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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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“hour tour” (15 reviews)
“scenic tour” (9 reviews)
“mystery cave” (28 reviews)
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21071 County 118, Preston, MN 55965-4502
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+1 507-937-3251
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"gravel road"
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"fun adventure"
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"labor day weekend"
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"interesting rock formations"
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"park pass"
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"hiking boots"
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"picnic lunch"
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"visitor center"
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"well worth the trip"
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"historic town"
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour was wonderful! It was informative & the guide encouraged questions. We were able to get some good pictures.

Thank TrailRidingCowgirl
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We camped at Forestville with two children aged 3 and 8. There is a primitive loop with pit toilets, a tent loop with no electricity but access to showers and flush toilets, and a trailer loop with all accommodations. We were tenting. The site has...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cave is in a state park and internet doesn't work so make sure you know where you are headed although it truly isn't hard to find. You will travel on a gravel road to get there for the last leg of the drive.The cave...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a lantern tour of mystery cave with my family. It was very interesting to see a cavernous component to Minnesota, especially coming from the cities! Our guide was very thorough and knowledgeable while guiding us through the winding paths. It's about 45F...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Lanesboro and wanted to try things we had never done before. The Cave tour was so fun and educational. I don't always enjoy tours but our guide was great and so knowledgeable. My family learned a lot and would go on another...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been on “cave tours” before that were more hype than tour. Mystery Cave is WELL worth the cost and is a good value. Here are a few tips: 1) reserve your tour ahead of time and show up 15 minuets early. There are a...More

Thank Dave M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I made it our goal to be more adventurous this year. And this has been my favorite adventure by far! We lucked out and ended up being the only two people on the 04:40pm tour! Our tour guide, Paul, was AMAZING! Having...More

Thank elizapeterson
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In January we picked a quadrant of Minnesota we hadn't toured before. My husband suggested a cabin at Forestville State Park-so we booked it! Amazing doesn't begin to describe our relaxing 3 days in the area. We loved the cabin-tough to get into them anywhere-so...More

1  Thank kabmomma
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful tour of the Mystery Cave with our guide Joseph. The formations are fantastic and the walkways were good. The view of the pool of water at the end of the tour was amazing! Keep in mind that it is 48 degrees...More

Thank cuTRis
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We took our kids, ages 7, 5 and 4, on the scenic tour. It was suppose to an hour tour but our guide took his time and it ended up being about 90 minutes. Easy walking paths. Bring pants/jackets for your kids as it is...More

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liarose2016
April 7, 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
April 6, 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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