Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Programs & Services

Park Office

Summer Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun. - Wed., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thurs. through Sat.
Winter Office Hours: Hours limited due to staffing, but generally 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitor Center

Mystery Cave

The park has a visitor center located at Mystery Cave. The center has interpretive displays, tour tickets and an information desk, nature store gift shop, and restrooms.

Interpretive Exhibit

Throughout Park

Kiosks and information signs in park.

Naturalist Programs


Weekend programs scheduled Memorial weekend through Labor Day.

Historic Site

Historic Forestville

Operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.
From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, the site is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.


Learn more about Mystery Cave tours

Scenic Tour: The most popular tour! View unique cave formations along with pools and dramatic linear passageways.
Lantern Tour: A rugged experience. See a portion of the cave by lantern.
Geology Tour: A two-hour rugged, flashlight experience with a focus on cave geology.
Wild Caving Tour: A challenging four-hour introduction to the sport of wild caving.
Photography Tour: A two-hour tour for those who wish to set up tripods or monopods for cave photography.
School Tour - Educational field tours for students, customized to their level of study.
Advanced Educational Tour - Special prearranged tours with in-depth geology instruction.

Gift Shop

Park Office/Cave

Books, games, camping supplies, clothing, snacks and other souvenirs are available at the Mystery Cave Visitor Center during the tour season and at the main park office.


Within 6 miles

In the town of Wykoff.


At Park Office

Available year-round when park office is open, or at nearby self-service vendor sites.

Ice Sales

Within 6 miles

In the town of Wykoff or at a nearby campground.


Within 6 miles

In the town of Wykoff

Public Phones

At Park Office

Wheelchair accessible.