We are blessed to have thoughtful family to visit in the Quad Cities. They decided to take us to this majestic cave wonderland, and we are obsessed! I can’t wait to go back to go spelunking when the bats are done hibernating.
I may not be able to say Maquoketa still, but this State Park was filled with every size cave, well groomed trails, and best of all we were able to explore basically by ourselves.
These caves are about one hour away from the Quad Cities. As you drive in there is also a winery to stop at on your way out. It is called Iowa Grape Vines winery. They also specialize in root beer and ice cream if you have littles with you like we did.
Every time we visit we enjoy delicious food and unique breweries. This time we went to Radical Effect Brewery, which is run by their neighbor. Also, a unique hang out spot called ROZZ-TOX. It is a coffee shop that also serves beer. There is a library upstairs, and a small concert venue for people of all ages.
The best part is we get to make many memories of time well spent.