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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

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Print maps before you go, but worth the trouble to find it

The DNR website for this recommends using a Google map to find this park and they give a specific... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Cold Weather Camping and Fun!

We tent camped on the coldest weekend of MEA weekend! With frost covering everything, that didn't... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Andover, 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.
21071 County 118, Preston, MN 55965-4502
+1 507-937-3251
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

The DNR website for this recommends using a Google map to find this park and they give a specific address to use for finding this park. We thought we'd be fine entering that address into our GPS. Don't be like us. It was fine, mind...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank rweintothewoodsyet
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We tent camped on the coldest weekend of MEA weekend! With frost covering everything, that didn't stop us from exploring the great trails or enjoying our cave tour! Trails were well maintained but signage was difficult in some places. Park staff said they are working...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice state park. We stayed in one of the camper cabins and it was super nice! Hiking, a tour of Mystery Cave, and viewing the historic buildings are just a few things you can do here. I certainly recommended a stay...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Curiosity569956
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TrailRidingCowgirl
Reviewed 17 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Brad J
Reviewed 11 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tawnyasojourn
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ablairr
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank klund7
Reviewed 1 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dave M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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8 April 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
7 April 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