Madison Road Trip

Get out of the house!



Crystal Lake Cave

Having visited both Crystal Lake Cave and Niagra Cave in one day, I can’t help but compare the two. Crystal River is a magnificent cave, but is still the poor relative to Niagra. The guides are young, inexperienced, and know… Continue Reading →

Niagra Cave

Niagra Cave is a large, well-kept and well-run attraction. The tour guides are articulate and knowledgeable, the upper grounds are quite attractive, and the cave itself has clearly been tended and protected. There are few signs of vandalism or damage… Continue Reading →

Spook Cave

Spook Cave is a cute attraction – part natural wonder, part campground – in a lovely hollow just over the border in Iowa.

Maquoketa Caves State Park

The Maquoketa Caves are worth the long schlep from Madison. Trails wind up and down rocky cliffs, underground and over bridges in this marvelous state park. On a hot summer day, the cool caves, greenery and streams are particularly nice…. Continue Reading →