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Cave of the Mounds

Address: 2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, PO Box 148, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-0148
Phone Number: 608 437-3038
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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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".

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263 reviews 263 reviews
81 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tour lasted about 45 minutes and for our family of 4 it was just over $50 admission! We were escorted around a cave to see rock formations. Was neat but not $50 neat. Seen it done it. No need to return. Can think of other ways to spend $50.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went to visit the cave with my daughter and her family. They were celebrating Halloween in the cave and the grand kids were given various rocks throughout the tour. I had not been there since my adult children were small and had forgotten how stunning it was. The countryside near the cave was also stunning. A perfect way to... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stopped at the cave on our way back from the Dells. So glad we went out of our way to make it here. The drive from the Dells to this cave location was just gorgeous through small towns, rolling hills and beautiful sweeping dairy & grain farms. All of the fall colors just exploded off the fields, trees and... More

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New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you enjoy touring the inside of caves without crawling around with a headlamp, then you will enjoy this guided tour through the privately owned and operated cave. Tours last about an hour, but that includes a pre-tour video giving the history of the discovery and development. The cave is open year round. Planning ahead helps as your desired tour... More

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Mattoon, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were glad to find the Cave of the Mounds conveniently on our way home from The House on the Rock. However, after paying $17 per person and noticing that our "one hour tour" was more like 40 minutes, we left wondering if it was worth it. The grounds did have several other activities (nature trails, butterfly garden, discovery center... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Very knowledgable staff. We loved the tour. Bring a sweatshirt, it's only 50 degrees in the cave. Gift shop is a great stop for rock hounds

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Waterloo, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The cave itself & the history is absolutely fantastic. The grounds are gorgeous. The tour guides were very young, awkward, talked too fast and impatiently rushed us through several very beautiful spots we would have liked to spend more time looking at.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I had never gone to a cave before. The Cave of the Mounds was a fun 1 hour tour. A little on the pricey side.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I went to the cave again yesterday with my 7 year old grandson. We went two years ago and he remembers it but 2 years later he looks at thru new EDUCATED eyes now that he's a big 2nd grader. It's beautiful and good for all ages. Price is right. You should definitely go see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visited with some friends and it was very interesting and educational. We enjoyed it and I really liked the gift shop to

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