Visit A Hidden Cave, Then Dine At A Historic Iowa Restaurant On This Cave-Themed Day Trip

Northeast Iowa is one of the state’s lesser-known regions, packed with small towns and beautiful wonders – but no major metropolitan areas as you make your way up the banks of the Mississippi. That makes it the perfect place to discover some great surprises on a one-day day trip. First, in Edgewood, you’ll find what might be the best-hidden cave in Iowa, a wonder dating back to ancient times. From there, it’s on to one of the oldest hotels in Iowa for a meal in a truly unforgettable experience. The best part is, you’ll likely have these fascinating locations all to yourself – that is, until you start telling your friends about this one-of-a-kind day trip.

Have you visited the Franklin Hotel’s restaurant or seen this hidden cave in Iowa? Tell us about your trip in the comments section. If you’re planning a meal or a stay at the Franklin Hotel, make sure to visit their website and Facebook page before you go. If you’re looking for a larger cave to explore, make sure to learn about how to explore the Maquoketa Caves safely before you go.

Address: Bixby State Preserve, Edgewood, IA 52042, USA
Address: The Franklin Hotel, LLC, 102 Elkader St, Strawberry Point, IA 52076, USA

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