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Cave of the Mounds

2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, PO Box 148, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-0148
608 437-3038
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations
Owner description: The most beautiful cave in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest, Cave of the Mounds lies just off U.S. Highways 18/151 in Blue Mounds, WI. The United... more » Owner description: The most beautiful cave in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest, Cave of the Mounds lies just off U.S. Highways 18/151 in Blue Mounds, WI. The United States Department of the Interior and the National Park Service designated Cave of the Mounds a National Natural Landmark because the site possesses "exceptional value as an illustration of the nation's natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of man's environment". Curious tourists and budding cave enthusiasts have been enjoying an introduction to caving in the midwest for years while visiting Cave of the Mounds. Commonly referred to as the "jewel box" of America's major caves for the variety and delicacy of its formations, Cave of the Mounds is recognized by the Chicago Academy of Sciences as "the significant cave of the upper Midwest". « less
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Being a cool day in WI Dells, we drove to the Cave of the Mounds and took the cave tour. Initially our 5-1/2 yr old granddaughter was a little scared, but got over that when she saw all the beautiful sights in the cave. The 2 older girls (aged 7-1/2 and 10-1/2) asked lots of questions and were thoroughly amazed... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Video was boring, my young kids did not do well sitting through it, they loved the cavern although they can't tough anything. It's. Cold down ther so dress appropriate. Walking through the cavern was cool, mining for gems, rock, and fossil was one of the highlights.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I took my family to visit cave of the mounds thinking it was going to be a fair place to spend some time but we found unexpected beauty and great organization. I really enjoyed the tour with the amazing views of the site. I highly recommend it.

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Hainesville, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Cave of the Mounds is a very beautiful cave in a beautiful setting. The cave itself is large, easy to walk and very accessible (although not for people with disabilities). The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the cave and the history of the area and make the tour very entertaining. The grounds have trails around the property for... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I love caves. This one does not have the dramatic crystal formations of some other caves I have visited, but it is interesting nonetheless. Unlike so many caves, this one was never inhabited because it was sealed until being discovered some years ago. Worth a side trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What's the best way to spend a rainy afternoon when you're visiting the Dells? Take an easy 45min. trip to one of the most beautiful caverns in the country. This is a stunning by-product of the Dells' original natural attraction that so many folks miss on their path to the highly commercial attractions. But our pre-/teenage boys, who'd never been... More

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Ames, Iowa
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18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a really nice stop, and has a good tour. It's pretty expensive for what you get, so I don't think it's really worth the cost. Very nice gift shop. I think it would be a good place for a family with kids. Very good tour guides.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

On holidays and passing through Madison checked out Cave of the Mounds today. Firstly the location is great, not too far out of town. Upon arrival the scenery, fauna and flowers are stunning. Arriving early allowed us to take the time to explore the surroundings as the tours were every hour for the cave. The walks were not challenging at... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Cost a bit more than I would have thought but my husband and I loved it! Caves with no bugs or bats even better! We had a great small group and our guide was great!

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Iowa
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were a bit surprised by the high admission price (about $36 for two adults), but the hour-long tour of this gorgeous natural wonder was worth it. Our guide, Abe, was very knowledgeable, and one of the better tour guides we've ever had...very willing to answer questions, walk slowly, wait for picture-takers, extremely patient and friendly. The cave is so... More

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