McGregor, Iowa: Spook Cave: Underground Boat Tour

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Spook Cave

Address:
13299 Spook Cave Rd, McGregor, IA
Directions:
From Marquette on the Wisconsin/Iowa boarder: Drive west on US Hwy 18 for 7.5 miles, then turn north on Spook Cave Rd for another two miles. (If you reach the junction of US Hwy 52 on US Hwy 18 you've driven too far west.)
Hours:
May-Oct. 9-5:30 (Call to verify)
Phone:
563-873-2144
Admission:
Adults $12.
RA Rates:
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Spook Cave.

Spook Cave: Underground Boat Tour
A 35-minute guided tour through a scary cavern with low ceilings -- in a boat. Opened in 1955. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Spook Cave

Spook Cave is something we had talked about doing for years. We took six teenage kids and they all had a good time. Though I must tell you that it's not an underground tour, it's simply a boat tour in a cave. And you're not ducking your head some of the time, it's a lot of the time.

Kids seemed to have the most fun sticking their faces in the photo opportunity outside the cave.

[The Chris-Erty Family, 09/28/2008]

We thought this cave offered a good combination of convenience -- after all, you sit in a boat the whole time -- and danger. The guide verbally warned at the approach of each low overhang, but occasionally someone gets dinged.

Spook Cave for Sale

For only the third time in its 45 year existence, Spook Cave of McGregor, IA, is for sale. The natural cave enhanced with dynamite is on 93-acres in the northeastern corner of the state, the only all-water commercial cave in the region.... [03/19/2000] Complete News Story

Spook Cave

Tour the cave by boat and DUCK! because some parts of the cave are so low, you're in danger of being decapitated by stalactites. Not for the claustrophobic, but definitely a good attraction.

[Diane Longenecker, 08/27/1997]

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