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 schedule

Memorial Day through Labor Day
Daily, on the hour from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fall Hours:
Monday-Friday: Tours at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Tours every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Tours every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Education MN weekend (October 17th-20th): Tours every hour on the hour from 10 AM to 4 PM

Tour rates

$10 - Adult (ages 13 and older)
$6 - Youth (ages 5-12)
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 $5 for a daily or $25 for an annual. 

Reserve online for tours at Mystery Cave online by selecting your date and use keywords: flashlight, 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.