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The One Place In Iowa That Looks Like Something From Middle Earth

There are so many beautiful places in Iowa, but most of the state’s landscape doesn’t bring to mind the lush fantasy world of Tolkien’s Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings. However, you’d be surprised that there is a state park right here in Iowa that might fool you into thinking you’ll run into a Hobbit around every corner. Maquoketa Caves State Park will definitely make you think you fell asleep and woke up in Middle Earth.

The park is located at 10970 98th St., Maquoketa, IA. Cave explorers should be aware of some of the park’s regulations. They can be found here.

Have you been to this magical state park? Did you run into any Hobbits or wizards? For more of Iowa’s spectacular natural beauty, Here Are The 10 Most Incredible Natural Wonders In Iowa.