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Burlington - Starr's Cave Park and Preserve

11627 Starr's Cave Rd.
319-753-5808

Starr’s Cave Park & Preserve is located off Irish Ridge Road about a mile outside of Burlington on Starr’s Cave Park Road. The 184-acre park offers two miles of hiking trail and is a place rich with natural and cultural history.

Rock formations along Flint Creek in Starr’s Cave Park & Preserve are found no where else in the world. The bluffs are composed of limestone and dolomite and contain hints of the area’s past, frozen in time as fossils. These fossils include brachiopods, crinoids, cup coral, and gastropods. Besides Starr’s Cave, there are two other caves, Devil’s Kitchen and Crinoid Cavern. Unlike Starr’s Cave, these two were not formed naturally but instead are manmade. Word has it that mineral prospectors were looking for zinc back in the 1920s. To see what lay behind the surface, they blasted the rock with dynamite, creating large openings for future park explorers to marvel at and explore.



Reviews

Royce Osborn

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
A stunningly beautiful area. Must visit if in area.

Heather White

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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
My family and I have just found this place this past summer!! It's one of our favorite places to visit.. we love it!! Great place to visit all summer.so much to see. Love the creek!!

majortomyorke

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Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
If you like hiking and nature, stop here. The nature center is especially great for children.

Jim R

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Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Great hiking trails! Definitely worth a visit.

Jessie Hills

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Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
My kids love it here!

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