Mystery Cave

Tours

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park


Mystery Cave: Scenic Tour

Photo: visitors and interpretive naturalist in a Mystery Cave passageway.This popular one hour guided tour provides the best overall cave experience. You'll see excellent examples of cave mineral deposits, along with the pools and long linear corridors that are typical for Mystery Cave and Turquoise Lake.

Many formations are actively dripping. These features are illuminated with dramatic lighting that accents the cave in light and shadow.

This stroller and wheelchair accessible tour involves 3/4 mile of walking on modern paved trails and metal bridges.

Tour rates

$12 - Adult (ages 13 and older)
$7 - Youth (ages 5-12)
No charge for ages 4 and under (ticket still required)

A state park vehicle permit is also required. Vehicle permits can be purchased at the cave or the main park office and are $7 for a daily or $35 for an annual. 

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.

2017 tour schedule

Educational and group tours are available for groups of 10 or more. Please call the main park office at 507-352-5111 two weeks or more in advance to schedule your tour.

September

Wednesday through Friday

Tour held at 1:30 p.m.

Except on 9/13 and 9/14. We will be closed to the public those two days due to hosting the semiannual statewide naturalist meeting.

Saturday and Sunday

Tours every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October

Saturday and Sunday, and October 19 and 20 during Education MN weekend

Tours every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.