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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

21071 County 118, Preston, MN 55965-4502
+1 507-352-5111
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Good family activity

I visited here with my husband, two kids, nephew, aunts and uncles. The tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2017
Bekah D
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Visit this hidden treasure of Minnesota

If you are done visiting the traditional tourist spots in and around Minneapolis then take a day... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2017
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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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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21071 County 118, Preston, MN 55965-4502
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Reviewed August 12, 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 August 2, 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
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Tent camped here on a Friday and Saturday night in July 2017. We stayed in site 44B and loved it. Campsites in this part of the B loop were super shaded which made it nice for the hot summer days we were having. The canopy...More

3  Thank Amanda G
Reviewed July 16, 2017

We had a fabulous time at the Mystery cave. The guide was knowledgable, comfortable with all ages and the tour was well organized. She included questions for the group to answer which the kids loved. The lake in the cave is impressive and unique. The...More

1  Thank Maureen W
Reviewed July 15, 2017

Both the Mystery Cave and Forestville were really fun. The Mystery cave tour was both fun and educational. The cave is very beautiful. We also had a picnic lunch by the cave visitor center. A lot of picnic tables available.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed July 14, 2017

I brought my three little boys for two night stay. There were very few mosquitos but the blood sucking gnats were out in droves. Bring bug spray and apply to neck and hairline! We camped in loop B, less traffic and a little more private,...More

3  Thank jenbettison
Reviewed June 25, 2017

this is my third cave experience, they are all different. this was a wet cave, so the conditions were damp coupled with a 48 degree temp. year round wear a coat. a hat is also not a bad idea as the ceiling drips. i was...More

1  Thank swordmaster700
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Forestville state park and Mystery cave is great for the whole family! From tours of historic Forestville to a tour of the caves it is sure to please all. Camping and some of the best trout fishing in the area are all draws to this...More

Thank Belushi507
Reviewed April 17, 2017

The Mystery Cave was fascinating for the whole family to explore together. A must see! It was a great experience for our kids! A fun little gift shop at the office area for souvenirs also.

Thank Bee X
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Once we got to the cave site we had a great experience. Beware- follow the signs not your GPS! This attraction is located 15 minutes outside of Preston, so plan for that. We missed our tour time but had no issue being allowed on the...More

3  Thank Cindy S
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April 7, 2017|
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
April 6, 2015|
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