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Maquoketa Caves State Park

10970 98th Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
+1 319-652-5833
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The Maquoketa Caves never get old!

We've got a little piece of heaven right here in Jackson county Iowa. It's beautiful, lots of caves... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa B
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Maquoketa, Iowa
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Fav park in Iowa!

We've been to the caves now twice since I moved here and we love this park in Iowa!it is so fun to... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Shelby A
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“day trip” (11 reviews)
“tennis shoes” (4 reviews)
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10970 98th Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
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+1 319-652-5833
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"change of clothes"
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"day trip"
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"tennis shoes"
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"fun exploring"
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"walking shoes"
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"great trails"
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"bug spray"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've got a little piece of heaven right here in Jackson county Iowa. It's beautiful, lots of caves to explore, wild life, and camping. Lots of steps in areas, but it's well maintained. There is also area for picnics and a small play ground. And...More

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We've been to the caves now twice since I moved here and we love this park in Iowa!it is so fun to explore and our dogs enjoyed it too! It can get really busy during the spring and summer months but we went on a...More

Thank Shelby A
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We went for a quick day trip to hike and had a great time. We were able to go into some of the caves that were more accessible since we had our two young kids in tow. We can't wait to go back without our...More

Thank Lindy2013
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This is my all time favorite place to go caving. Tours are usually self guided unless you arrange for a guided tour. The camp sites are cozy with nice restrooms. There are so many different caves, a Ridgeline trail and a prairie trail. It is...More

1  Thank Rebekah M
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I have been wanting to go to this park for awhile and was finally able to and was not disappointed. It's a beautiful park and the caves are so much fun. There were a lot of people there. This was so much fun and next...More

1  Thank Jacey S
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful, very popular, very busy state park. Parking fills up fast on weekends. Lots to see and do. Hiking, bird watching or climbing through caves are popular activities. Wear comfortable, sturdy, waterproof shoes. Bring water and a flashlight. Excellent family activity.

1  Thank john l
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

My son and I took a road trip to see the 2017 Eclipse and along the way spent a great couple of hours here on a Saturday morning. The park was easy to find, has great signage both at the parking and on the trails,...More

Thank HersForever
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Can't believe you can just explore these caves on your own! We arrived a couple hours before the park closed for the day so we felt like we had the place to ourselves. there were a couple small groups bit there are several caves so...More

Thank Nancy45107
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We went on Labor Day, so we can't speak to what attendance is like any other day, but we were there by 9:30 AM and parking was filling fast. When we left a couple hours later, it was overflowing with people and vehicles. The volunteer...More

1  Thank Becky W
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of the nicest parks in the midwest. Clean, great trails, friendly rangers, good parking and excellent small caves. The creek and forest are beautiful and the wooden walkways to the caves are lovely. Bring your camera and old clothes because the caves...More

Thank Jen L
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ROOMChicago
21 September 2017|
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Response from cdhcch | Reviewed this property |
The cave part takes under 10 minutes. If the goal is exploring or seeing a large cave, this is not the place. If the goal is a close place that has a cave, free and a good walk through the woods then this would be a good... More
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Response from Meridie B | Reviewed this property |
We are a family of four that likes tent camping - tent for the teenage kiddos and a tend for us adults. We stayed at Bellevue State Park - nice state park and the town is nice and quaint. Grocery nearby and fun to walk... More
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