The Little Known Cave In Iowa That Everyone Should Explore At Least Once

Lots of Iowans have visited Spook Cave or Maquoketa Caves State Park, but have you ever heard of Crystal Lake Cave? This smaller, quieter cave outside of Dubuque is one of the most fascinating destinations in Iowa, and you’ve got to plan a visit!

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Crystal Lake Cave opens for weekend tours in early May, and after Labor Day it is open for daily tours from 9 AM – 6 PM. Learn more about visiting on their website, here. After you’ve spent a few hours exploring these wild caves, stop by Dubuque itself and learn about the oldest, most historic town in Iowa.