Minnetonka Cave

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This enormous limestone cave situated high above Bear Lake features a half-mile of fascinating stalactites, stalagmites, and banded travertine within nine rooms. It also serves as a sanctuary for several bat species. Guided tours are offered mid-June through Labor Day.

Minnetonka Cave

Things To Know

  • When you visit Minnetonka Cave, DO NOT bring anything—including clothing—that has been in another cave. This includes hats, shoes, belts, jewelry, cameras, backpacks, cell phones, purses, etc. This precaution is in place to protect the native bats from White Nose Syndrome.
  • Guided tours begin around Memorial Day.
  • Be sure to bring warm clothing as the interior of the cave is around 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Family discounts are available.  
  • Tickets for tours at Minnetonka Cave can now be reserved on Recreation.gov.

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