The one hour tour is a rustic, guided tour with in-depth interpretation of cave geology. Lanterns provide the only light source.
The long straight passages you will travel are among the largest and longest in Mystery Cave. These passages are drier than those on the one hour Scenic Tour, and there are fewer formations. You will see Blue Lake on this tour.
This tour is more physically challenging than the scenic one-hour tour and is not available to children under eight. No sandals or open-toed shoes are allowed. You will be on rugged gravel paths and uneven stone stairs.
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Schools wishing to set up cave tours after Labor Day should call the main park at 507-352-5111.
$13 per person, ages 8 and above
Not available for children under 8
Reserve online for tours at Mystery Cave online by selecting your date and use keywords: lantern, scenic or geology, to search the type of tour you want.
Need Help? Call the reservation call center toll-free, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily: 866-857-2757.