Maquoketa Caves State Park Was Named The Most Beautiful Place in Iowa And We Have To Agree
The Hawkeye State is one of the most stunning states, and anyone who has spent time in the Loess Hills, Missouri Valley, or Driftless Area can tell you that there’s natural beauty around every corner. One of our most popular state parks has been named the most beautiful place in Iowa, and it’s about time you plan a day trip to see it for yourself.
Maquoketa Caves State Park was recently named the most beautiful place in Iowa by Conde Nast Traveler, and we have to agree!
Explore just over 300 acres of forest, grove, and marsh as you explore dozens of miles of trails.
The journey to the caves is far from paved and easy, but a series of bridges and boardwalks have been improved over recent years, making the park easier to navigate.
Now, almost anyone can visit the most beautiful place in Iowa and get an up-close look at the caves themselves.
It's always smart to bring a headlamp if you plan to explore the caves, as most of them are dark and can be a little spooky.
The largest of the caves, Dance Hall Cave, has been improved with boardwalks and lighting. The cave offers three entrances and spans 1,100 feet.
When you head down into the cave, be prepared for an incredible sight.
As you explore the park, you'll get to know Dancehall Cave, Hernado's Hideaway, Shinbone Cave, Wye Cave, and the tucked away Steelgate Cave. Each one is another reason this was named the most beautiful place in Iowa.
Make time to explore Maquoketa Caves State Park in Iowa and you'll soon realize that we're so lucky to have this natural wonder right here in or own back yard.
You’ll love every minute you spend at Maquoketa Caves State Park, so plan a trip to explore this world of wonders this year and you’ll wonder why you don’t spend all summer here.
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Caves Road, Caves Rd, Maquoketa, IA 52060, USA