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Maquoketa Caves State Park

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Hidden gem

Super cool place and an unexpected gem. Wish the trails were marked better and be map was more... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
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Beginners Welcome - Have good tread on shoes

My first trip to the caves! Some caves, lots of trails - but definitely worth it. Don't need to... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2017
Meridie B
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10970 98th Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
+1 319-652-5833
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All reviews change of clothes day trip tennis shoes fun exploring main cave bring a flashlight walking shoes trail map flash light bring water bug spray this past saturday well worth the trip family outing a lot of fun couple hours dirt road
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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Super cool place and an unexpected gem. Wish the trails were marked better and be map was more clear. We got lost for a bit but other hikers led us back.

1  Thank Steven88Texas
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

My first trip to the caves! Some caves, lots of trails - but definitely worth it. Don't need to be an expert spelunker or anything - just need to be ready for some adventure. Dancehall Cave is tiny bit of Indiana Jones .... in Iowa!!

1  Thank Meridie B
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

For us city folks, we were transported to a wonderland within minutes of entering the forest. Wished I had brought cheaper shoes though. Good, free "nature therapy" for our kids (ages 7-14).

1  Thank Teammilitello
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

This was our first activity on a western adventure road trip and it did not disappoint! We took our three kids (10,8,and 5) to explore the caves. I read other reviews and was so happy to have worn clothes to get wet and muddy in,...More

1  Thank Erin B
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

This is a great Park for outdoor activities. Roads are good. Lots of camping spots. The park is best for those that want to explore nature, hike and general enjoy the outdoors. You can remain active here all day long. Worth visiting but would not...More

1  Thank Steven H
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
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
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
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
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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