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Maquoketa Caves State Park

10970 98th Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
+1 319-652-5833
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A different world

For us city folks, we were transported to a wonderland within minutes of entering the forest... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Teammilitello
via mobile
LOVED our visit!!

This was our first activity on a western adventure road trip and it did not disappoint! We took... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erin B
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Grandville, Michigan
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10970 98th Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For us city folks, we were transported to a wonderland within minutes of entering the forest. Wished I had brought cheaper shoes though. Good, free "nature therapy" for our kids (ages 7-14).

Thank Teammilitello
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first activity on a western adventure road trip and it did not disappoint! We took our three kids (10,8,and 5) to explore the caves. I read other reviews and was so happy to have worn clothes to get wet and muddy in,...More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great Park for outdoor activities. Roads are good. Lots of camping spots. The park is best for those that want to explore nature, hike and general enjoy the outdoors. You can remain active here all day long. Worth visiting but would not...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! We felt like we were walking into a village on Endor...kept expecting to see an Ewok! The park, the caves, the staff, and the day was fantastic!

Thank 250kaseyg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is stunning. Must see. Sixteen different caves. Some are big and some are just cut out. You can walk thru them. some are lit and have sidewalks in them. Some you need flash lights or head lamps. You can get pretty muddy in...More

1  Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Maquoketa Cave State park on July 2, 2017 with my husband, two grandkids age six and eight and their parents. We were there visiting the grandkids and decided it would be a great day trip. It was a very interesting experience. There are...More

4  Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

FREE way to spend your day plus very fascinating and a way to get exercise. There are 13 caves at this park. Family enjoyed hiking through caves. Our kids thanked us many times for taking them there as they had so much fun exploring!

1  Thank kellylwag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful day trip. The caves are really neat. There is a lot of walking and it can be wet, slippery and dark. There were many people that came with lights. The trails are poorly marked and they should charge a fee for...More

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kids friendly, great hiking in wilderness, saw couple of deers, turtles. Caves are awesome. Take flashlights. Lots of foliage.

Thank Payal V
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing experience! When we went, the waters were high and we got our feet all wet. You might want to bring spare shoes and socks if it's rained recently.

Thank SFDSM515
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yessie h
24 May 2017|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
No it would be too dangerous
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