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Cave of the Mounds

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Address: 2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-0148
Phone Number: 608 437-3038
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Description: The most beautiful cave in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest, Cave of the...
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".
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We are lucky to have this cave close to us

Most of the caves are in Kentucky. We are very lucky to have this natural landmark close to us. It is a beautiful cave. Most of it you can walk thru without problems. However... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Franklin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Most of the caves are in Kentucky. We are very lucky to have this natural landmark close to us. It is a beautiful cave. Most of it you can walk thru without problems. However, there is a section that is very narrow. If you are wide, you may want to ask how to bypass it. If you are not wide,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I was here many years ago as a child, it's still just as fascinating. There is a tour which is about 1/2 an hour and the guides are very knowledgeable. The gift shop has some great souvenirs and it's easy to spend a lot. We had some time before the tour so went for a walk on the property. There... More 

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Weston, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a nice cave to visit, it is very nice inside. we went on a Sunday, and had to wait for 1.5 hrs to go on the tour. It was a very hot day, the cave was nice and cool. Not easy to go to if handicapped, there is railings to hold on to, but you must walk, and... More 

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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Friendlier staff, Price per adult was more may be because salaries of the staff are high??? Should have coupons/groupon for admissions

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour. Well organized facility with loads of information about the geologic and historic relevance. Its always cool to check out a cave that has been developed for a tour (not being a spelunker or interested in crawling or climbing in an undeveloped cave.) The cave itself is beautiful. Views of the area are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

From the first step I fell into love. The amazing formations in the earth and the wonders right b4 your eyes! It;s something you can't explain and photos will never give the true meaning to this true beauty from Mother Earth! Dress warm the cave is chilly and also DON"T TOUCH! Watch you kids so they don't touch! The oils... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Easy to navigate tour for most ages & abilities, the tour guides have a lot of knowledge and do a great job keeping everyone entertained. When the about-an-hour tour of the cave is over there are a lot of other exploring & trails to check out too.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First off, it is a bit chilly and damp in the cave so make sure to bring a sweatshirt or jacket along. This is a really neat place to walk through an actual cave. I have been here several times, when they do the tours with only flashlights it is an entirely different experience you can actually feel like those... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went with my sister as neither of us had been here despite growing up in Wisconsin and coming back to live here in the Madison area. As caves go in Wisconsin, it has something to offer. I suppose it's a good place to bring visitors from out of state if you live near Blue Mounds. I've been in bigger caves... More 

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Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

For your ticket you get a short movie and a quick tour. Our guide was decent enough about the history but if you didn't have any questions about a particular section of the cave, off went the lights and forward you moved. Sorry no time to just stand there and take in the view. Maybe it was because it was... More 

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