SPOOK CAVE – McGregor, Iowa


Here visitors have the opportunity to tour an underground limestone cave by boat. Two of the features on that tour are a frozen 60-foot waterfall and a wishing well. The guided tour lasts approximately 35 minutes—no walking required. The cave’s temperature is always 47 degrees. During the presentation you learn more about the cave, its discovery, and the surrounding scenic valley. (Originally, the area was just a narrow cut in the hillside and one heard echoes of mysterious roars.) The cave is located next to the Bloody Run Trout Stream. Picnic and camping facilities are close at hand.

Admission – Fee is charged

Directions – on U. S. Highway 18, west of McGregor

Hours – 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m., May, September, October; 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., June — August

Credit Cards – None

Phone – (319) 873-2144


  1. I recently went to tour the cave with two other friends. The ‘tour guide’ told us we would wait less than 20 minutes and he would let us know when to get on the boat. After waiting 30 minutes we went to complain and the tour guide (maybe 20 year-old kid, no adults seen) told us at that time we could get on the boat. We all got on one row, then a family showed up and the ‘tour guide’ informed us we would have to move to different seats and not be able to sit together since apparently we had less right to sit together than a family. The ‘tour guide’ was also terrible and was monotone and boring the entire time. I would give the tour a negative five on a scale of 1 to 5.

  2. We were at Spook cave on July 17th. Took the tour around 11:00. Our tour guide was a very attractive young woman. She gave us rote information and was very mean spirited. She did not want to do our tour!

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