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Indian Cave State Park

For 50 years, Indian Cave State Park near Brownville has enticed visitors to soak in autumn’s vibrant colors along the forested bluffs lining the Missouri River. Named for the petroglyphs etched in the sandstone ledge by early American Indian tribes, the park offers many events during the fall season.

Indian Cave State Park

For 50 years, Indian Cave State Park near Brownville has enticed visitors to soak in autumn’s vibrant colors along the forested bluffs lining the Missouri River. Named for the petroglyphs etched in the sandstone ledge by early American Indian tribes, the park offers many events during the fall season, including the popular Outdoor Adventure and Haunted Hollow hay rack rides.

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Park visitors enjoy a haunted hollow hay rack ride.
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A ghost peers out unto passengers during the haunted hollow hay rack rides.
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The view from scenic overlook on loop road.
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On cool October mornings, fog often rises from the warm waters of the Missouri River at sunrise, giving park visitors another reason to stop at the scenic overlook on the park's loop road, the first being a ridgetop-view of a forest painted in fall color.
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Doug Masat (left) of Lincoln and Jim Reynolds (right) of Salina, KS, hike on the trails.
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Colleen Volkmer of Brownville stirs the cauldron during while visitors pass on haunted hollow hay rack rides.
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Fog rises from the MIssouri River during a peaceful park morning.
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Jeremy Randall (right) of Douglas and Jonas Randall (left) of Lincoln camp in Adirondack Shelter next to a campfire.
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Families decorate their campsite in a contest.
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Candle Making with Joan Keighley of Reserve, Kansas is part of the Living history is part of the Outdoor Adventure event. Elissa Huebert of Omaha watching with her children, Ethan (plaid), Bryce (brown) and Tessa (pink).
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Outdoor Adventure at the park includes the Morel Mile fun run.
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Ale Roeder (left) hikes the park trails with Shannon and Michael Roeder.
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Volunteer instructor John Gerber of Lincoln helps Joshua Manning of Humboldt during the Outdoor Adventure event.
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Judy Crawford with homemade lye soap during the park's Outdoor Adventure event.
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Indian Cave State Park Outdoor Adventure. Photos of various events. Shooting muzzleloaders with Pioneer Longrifles. Instructor Chuck Miller of Plattsmouth helps Zack Ottemann of Johnson.
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The St. Deroin General Store is a popular destination for visitors.
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Sage Pentland (left) of Wymore rides with Denny Crawford (right) on a fall afternoon.
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Fall colors along the Missouri River. Eric Fowler/NEBRASKAland Magazine
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Eleanor Last of Falls City with morel mushroom candles and suckers during the Outdoor Adventure event.
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Petroglyphs at Indian Cave State Park.
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