The Maquoketa Caves received the high honor of being rated "Most Beautiful Place in Iowa" by Conde Nast Traveler.

The park, purchased in 1921, has around 300 acres of land, and is a travel point for people all over the state.

With dozens of trail systems, there's plenty of places to explore without even going in a cave.

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Trees are fun

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Beautiful creeks and other natural springs are found everywhere.

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Maquoketa Caves #maquoketacavesstatepark #hiking #weekendvibes #weekendvibes #weekendadventures

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The trails are easy travels if you want them to be, so bring the whole family.

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Les plaisirs simples 🌿🐾

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Rock formations formed from years of erosion draw your attention all over the park.

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been thinkin a lot about trees

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Boardwalks and staircases take you through the larger cave systems, while you'll have to squeeze and crawl your way through smaller ones.

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Big mind in a small world 😈🌏💉

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It's a beautiful place. Get out in nature.

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