Hike A Hidden Cave And Explore A Ghost Town All At This Underrated Minnesota State Park

One state park near the Iowa border is home to both the longest cave in Minnesota and a ghost town that’s open to exploration. Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park is a bit off the beaten path, so it doesn’t receive as much attention as some of its more popular counterparts. But folks who love caves will love the park and its karst geology.

There aren’t many parks that can claim both a cave and a ghost town, so we in the Bold North must count ourselves lucky. Have you had a chance to explore Mystery Cave or visit Forestville?

While you’re exploring Minnesota’s driftless area, don’t forget to explore its other geological highlights, like Niagara Cave and its stunning underground waterfall near Harmony.

Address: Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park, 21071 County Rd 118, Preston, MN 55965, USA
Address: William H. Morrissey Visitor Center (Mystery Cave Tour), 21071 Co Hwy 118, Spring Valley, MN 55975, USA
Address: Old Village Hall Restaurant, 111 Coffee St E, Lanesboro, MN 55949, USA

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