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Spook Cave, McGregor: A Spooktacular Day Out!
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Spook Cave, McGregor: A Spooktacular Day Out!

If you fancy a fun and educational day out with your family this summer, why not take a trip to Spook Cave near McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa? 

You can experience Spook Cave’s unique underground boat tour every day from May through to October.  Your boat enters an ancient limestone cave at the base of a 90-foot bluff and floats serenely through a wonderful natural limestone cave. 

Your well-informed and friendly tour guide will provide you with detailed information concerning the development of Spook Cave from its initial discovery and its evolution since its formation millions of years ago.  An overview of the history of the whole area will be included together with an explanation of how stalactites and other natural formations that you'll see within the cave and on your underground journey are formed.  There are plenty of opportunities to take photos, too!

Expect your journey to be a bit chilly, with the 47 degree temperatures of the cave.  Your boat journey is fully illuminated, and there’s no walking required!

The cave got its name from the early settlers of Clayton County who often referred to weird noises emanating from a sink hole at the base of the bluff along Bloody Run Creek.  The natural wonder of Spook Cave was finally discovered and opened up for all to view by Gerald Mielke.

Entry fees

Adults: $11.00

Children: $8.00


You can stay at Spook Cave and use it as a base from which to explore other attractions in the local area.  There’s a fully serviced and equipped campground or if you prefer to be pampered, you could rent an Amish-built log cabin

Rates and further information concerning campground rules, etc are available in full on the website or you can phone: 563-873-2144, or email: 



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