Mystery Cave Tours
Discovered in 1937, Mystery Cave is the longest cave in Minnesota - spanning over 13 miles underground. It is a network of passages that was dissolved by moving water.
On the tours, you will travel the subterranean paths this water has taken, seeing many of the features that make up Mystery Cave including stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, fossils, and beautiful underground pools. Parks naturalists lead your tour through various portions of the cave and explain its history, its features, and how it was formed.
- Scenic Tour - The most popular tour! View unique cave formations along with pools and dramatic linear passageways.
- Flashlight Tour - A rugged experience. See a portion of the cave by flashlight.
- 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.
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- Warm dress and sturdy shoes are recommended (underground temperature is 48°F/9°C).
- Contact the park for ADA accessible tours and information.
- Flash photography is allowed.
- Rocks and artifacts must be left in the cave!
Reserve a tour
Reservations are available (and required) for the wild caving, photography, school, and advanced educational tours. Up to ten tickets may be reserved with one reservation.
Reservations can be made for tours at Mystery Cave online or by calling 866-857-2757.
The scenic, flashlight, and geology tours are all first come, first served. No reservations are taken for these tours. Contact the park at 507-937-3251 for more information.
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