Southeast Minnesota’s Mystery Cave Is Back Open to the Public
It is truly one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Southeast Minnesota, and it is now officially reopened to visitors after being closed for more than a year. So you may just want to get the family together and head to Forestville/Mystery Cave state park to check it out!
According to a news release from the Minnesota DNR, public tours resumed at Mystery Cave back on July 1st at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park. According to the DNR, the public tours of Mystery Cave run for one hour, and the tour showcases scenic pools and a variety of cave formations.
The guided, one-hour tours showcase scenic pools and a variety of cave formations, such as stalactites and stalagmites created by the area’s mineral-rich groundwater, accented with dramatic lighting. The 0.75-mile tour is accessible.
The tours start on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and they will run daily through Labor Day.
Now through July 12, the tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Starting on July 13, the Minnesota DNR recommends that people make reservations through the online reservation system. Tickets for the tour cost $15 for adults and $10 for children from 5 to 12 years old. Kids under 5 can enter for free.
It was one of my favorite field trips to take back in elementary school. I was nervous heading into the tour mostly because I was way too afraid of the dark (I have overcome this....somehow, not entirely sure how) but it was an awesome experience, and would do it again in a heartbeat!
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