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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

21071 County 118, Preston, MN 55965-4502
+1 507-352-5111
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Hidden gem!

We camped for three nights over Labor Day weekend and loved the park! The campground host was super... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Erica C
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Camper Cabins, Cave and old abandoned town who could ask for more

We stayed at the camper cabin called Trout. The cabins are walk in, so you park you car and they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary Z
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“scenic tour” (7 reviews)
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21071 County 118, Preston, MN 55965-4502
+1 507-352-5111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camped for three nights over Labor Day weekend and loved the park! The campground host was super nice, we had a private campsite, clean bathrooms and great ranger programs. So many hiking trails and the trout streams are so clean. We did the scenic...More

Thank Erica C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the camper cabin called Trout. The cabins are walk in, so you park you car and they have carts you use to haul your stuff. The cabins are really nice. They have a screened in porch and a table inside. We spent...More

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice cave tour with very nice walkways. The tour lasts about an hour and our tour guide was very informational. It is cold though so make sure to bring your jacket. There are numerous picnic tables to enjoy lunch before or after.

Thank Keely15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared many interesting details about the formation of caves in the karst area. The tour was well lighted and easily accessible. The cave is a delightful part of our state park system. Be sure to have a warm jacket...More

Thank Thomas U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be warned: There is a long expanse of gravel road driving on the way to this state park. Not a problem for us but we definitely had no idea that was coming! Also wear shoes with lots of traction as the floor can be quite...More

1  Thank ErylbyExplore
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We overheard a couple talking about a cave tour they had just saw. So we decided to check it out for ourselves. I never thought that a cave tour would be so educational. Cave had amazing views and history. I wish I had brought my...More

1  Thank Marty V
Reviewed 13 August 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 2 August 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

6  Thank KetanDeshpandeMN
Reviewed 18 July 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 16 July 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
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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