Tours in Minnesota state parks

Photos of people enjoying cave, mine and bison tours at Minnesota State Parks and Trails

Visit a mine, a cave, or a bison range! All tours are available seasonally.

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Bison on the Blue Mounds prairie, seen from the tour bus

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Experience the sights and smells of the prairie as you travel into the bison range at Blue Mounds State Park on this educational 90-minute bus tour. 

People on the accessible Scenic Tour of Mystery Cave

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Cave tours showcase features like stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, fossils, and beautiful underground pools. Various tour options available. 

A tour group wears hard hats in the Soudan Underground Mine

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Take a guided tour of the above-ground structures at Soudan Mine, Minnesota's first and deepest underground mine. Various tour options available. Underground tours will resume in 2023.

People search for fossils on the Hill Annex Fossil Tour

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Take a bus tour tracing the route miners once took to get to work, or hunt for fossils -- you can even keep whatever you find! Two 90-minute tours. These tours are suspended until further notice.