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Cave of the Mounds

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Address: 2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, PO Box 148, 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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Still "Neat" after 40 years

We just took our grandchildren to the Cave of the Mounds and we all enjoyed the experience. It had been 40 years since our family had toured the cave during a Halloween event... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Mineral Point, Wisconsin
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Mineral Point, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We just took our grandchildren to the Cave of the Mounds and we all enjoyed the experience. It had been 40 years since our family had toured the cave during a Halloween event - our daughter still recalls having a "ghost" pop out of a side hollow spot. They haven't had a Halloween tour for years, but the regular tour... More 

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Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It's a great place to visit in the summer when it's really hot outside. Always cool underground, Very interesting story on how it was discovered...

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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had a chance to visit this ancient cave which is created due to prehistoric seismic activities. Its so unique and I never saw such a cave in my life. Its located in a remote Wisconsin town. Even the ride to this place is awesome.

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Well, it is a cave, and if you like being in caves, you will like this place. The tour was well-paced and the guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Good for summers because it is cool inside a cave, but bad for photographers because it is dark.

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Blaine, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The tour goes for about an hour and the tour guides are super knowledgeable on the geology of the cave and how it formed. Our kids, ages 9 and 12 loved the tour and they learned some interesting facts at the same time.

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Stevensville, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I've been in caves all over the USA and this one will simply stun you, Cave of the Mounds has formations not found any place else in the states, but that are found in European Caves...come and learn, you'll be greeted with a smile, and very knowledgeable staff will make this tour worth your time.

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Sullivan, Wisconsin
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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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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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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