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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, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The most beautiful cave in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest, Cave of the Mounds lies just off U.S...
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Type: Caverns & caves, Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Sullivan, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Loved the event, disappointed the food was gone when we arrived. The caves were incredible but crowded because we arrived last. I would recommended showing up before the event starts so that you can take your time and not have to worry about getting stuck behind someone who was taking a picture at every turn.

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Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic time touring Cave of the Mounds! The staff is friendly and knowledgable. What a beautiful treasure!

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Jefferson, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Imagine finding an incredible underground cave in your backyard? Cave of the Mounds is a National landmark, and a must see. Nature at her finest.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Cave of the Mounds is a small cave, but lovely tour. It's an intimate cave that winds down with great nooks and crannies! The tour itself is usually great, too. Check it out, and then visit the cute small town of Mt. Horeb near-by for shopping, food, a wine tasting or Grumpy Troll Brewery. I <heart> caves, and this one... More 

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San Clemente, California
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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

An interesting small cavern. Not in the same class as Onandaga in Missouri, but nevertheless enjoyable. Some of the passages are pretty tight. Not for claustrophobics!! Worth doing but go to House on the Rock first!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I loved being able to see how nature can make such a beautiful thing. The tour was great full of info the whole time. The only thing is I wish they would keep the lights on longer for pictures. It was so amazing how they accidentaly found something so breathtaking. The cost of the tour is totally worth it for... More 

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Prospect Heights, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Its my first time experience of Caves and loved it. The inside the cave tour would be for around 40 Minutes. My friends family had kids and they enjoyed the activity outside the attraction. I think it would be more interesting if there were a nice park around the attraction. Also is a museum like construction on the back side... More 

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Peoria
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We picked up a flier about Cave of the Mounds from a gas station on our way to Madison. Our family decided to take the afternoon and give this place a try. My 6 and 4 year old girls loved the gift shop and gem dig site. My 6 year old loved the tour. There is a very narrow section... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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118 reviews 118 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

There are many ways to spend time today but few offer the opportunity for your kids to experience the truly mysterious. My daughters, age 3, 6, and 11, asked questions during the entire tour. A fun way to spend an hour or so- I believe it is unforgettable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visited cave of mounds in Blue mounds, WI in October 2014. It was an awesome experience and first time for me. Thought it is a small cave, it is maintained well and guide was very knowledgeable. He clarified all questions and was able maintain interest with in visitors. A must see in Wisconsin and open round the year. Recommend this... More 

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