Minnesota Underground Explorations and Skyline Sights

Find out what's going on far above or far below the Minnesota landscape. Many Minnesota state parks offer stunning birds-eye views from fire towers or bluff outlooks. Or, if heights aren't your thing, try exploring underground, with cave tours and potholes!

Skyline Sights:

state map showing this park's locationCrow Wing State Park
View the Mississippi River from historic Chippewa Lookout.

Minnesota state parks
with fire towers you can climb:

Scenic State Park also has a fire tower, but you can't climb to the top of this one.

state map showing this park's locationFrontenac State Park
See beautiful Lake Pepin from one of many overlooks.

state map showing this park's locationGreat River Bluffs State Park
Hike the Kings Bluff Trail for breathtaking views.

state map showing this park's locationInterstate State Park
Climb the cliffs for views of the St. Croix River gorge.

state map showing this park's locationSibley State Park
Hike up Mount Tom and see forest, farmland, prairie, and lakes.

Underground Explorations:

state map showing this park's locationForestville/Mystery Cave State Park
Minnesota's longest cave!

state map showing this park's locationHill Annex Mine State Park
Go down in history with a tour of the old iron mine.

state map showing this park's locationInterstate State Park
Peer into the Bake Oven Pothole that makes this park so unique.

state map showing this park's locationSoudan Underground Mine State Park
Slip on a hard hat and travel half a mile underground!

state map showing this park's locationLake Superior Water Trail
Surprised? Lots of people are, but at 602 feet, Lake Superior has the lowest elevation in Minnesota. (Save that for your next trivia game.)