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Maquoketa Caves State Park

10970 98th Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
+1 319-652-5833
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Wow! We felt like we were walking into a village on Endor...kept expecting to see an Ewok! The... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
Kasey G
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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
Visit to the caves

This place is stunning. Must see. Sixteen different caves. Some are big and some are just cut out... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Pamela S
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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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"main cave"
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"bring a flashlight"
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"knee pads"
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"walking shoes"
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"great trails"
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"flash light"
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"bug spray"
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"well worth the trip"
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Wow! We felt like we were walking into a village on Endor...kept expecting to see an Ewok! The park, the caves, the staff, and the day was fantastic!

2  Thank Kasey G
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This place is stunning. Must see. Sixteen different caves. Some are big and some are just cut out. You can walk thru them. some are lit and have sidewalks in them. Some you need flash lights or head lamps. You can get pretty muddy in...More

3  Thank Pamela S
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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

We visited Maquoketa Cave State park on July 2, 2017 with my husband, two grandkids age six and eight and their parents. We were there visiting the grandkids and decided it would be a great day trip. It was a very interesting experience. There are...More

6  Thank Melanie D
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

FREE way to spend your day plus very fascinating and a way to get exercise. There are 13 caves at this park. Family enjoyed hiking through caves. Our kids thanked us many times for taking them there as they had so much fun exploring!

1  Thank kellylwag
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

This was a wonderful day trip. The caves are really neat. There is a lot of walking and it can be wet, slippery and dark. There were many people that came with lights. The trails are poorly marked and they should charge a fee for...More

Thank Wendy P
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Kids friendly, great hiking in wilderness, saw couple of deers, turtles. Caves are awesome. Take flashlights. Lots of foliage.

Thank Payal V
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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing experience! When we went, the waters were high and we got our feet all wet. You might want to bring spare shoes and socks if it's rained recently.

Thank SFDSM515
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

Perfect for a day trip with the kids or a walk in the trees at a free state park. Enter from the east of the paved road. Do not take the GPS fastest route via 98 st from the west. 98 is a dirt road...More

4  Thank cdhcch
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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Spent the day enjoying this beautiful park. Hiking, exploring beautiful caves, and lovely nature. Muddy but a fantastic adventure!

Thank vlilly1957
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

We loved this place! We took our daughter who was 18months at the time and she loved it. We loved seeing all the bats and walking through the caves. Bring good walking shoes and bug spray! We can't wait to go back!

2  Thank nielsenkennedy
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Pat S
June 2, 2018|
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Response from Pamela G |
All of Maquoketa Caves State Park is closed through August 24, 2018 due to road construction and the campground being renovated. Any changes to the closure will be posted here if we re-open earlier. (Updated June 27, 2018)
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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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