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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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10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Great cave and easy to get through

This is a great cave for family viewing. It has nice walkways (no crawling, etc involved). The views are really nice and it has good examples of many different types of cave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great cave for family viewing. It has nice walkways (no crawling, etc involved). The views are really nice and it has good examples of many different types of cave formations. There a few fairly narrow areas, but overall easy to navigate even for a 3 year old. The guide was great. There were a couple of other... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fun place to check out. We had a great tour guide. Kept it fun & interesting through the whole tour. Our family had a great visit.

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Richfield, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A wonderful thing to do on a hot day. The gardens around the facility are beautiful and the cave formations are numerous and well lit. I really like that we have such a great cave nearby. Our guide was new, but very willing to try to answer questions. They have been doing a great job updating the site. There is... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Wonderfully, cool temps inside the cave despite hot and humid temps outside. Amazing beauty created by mother nature. A must see for everyone at any age.

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Illinois
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Smaller than most we've seen and pricey. Gift shop prices were high, even for a gift shop! Area surrounding is beautiful and people were friendly.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We visited the cave with our three children aged 11, nine, and three, it was perfectly fine for their age range. To be upfront I have gone through this museum before when I was younger. This the tour guide was very informative she definitely knew what she was talking about, but the time that we have to spend in each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Loved it Jamie was a great guide!!! Totally amazing. Would recommend this cave as it has so much history and pretty inside, pretty easy to do also!

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I cannot believe I am writing a review for a cave with this message: it is super clean!... for a cave. No bats, no mice, no weird little bugs (or big ones)! Our entire family was awed and amazed by this natural phenomenon. Beautiful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We loved visiting this place. The caves were incredible. I wish we would have had more time to view the trails and perhaps have a picnic.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The cave has some of the most beautiful colors and formations among caves in the mid-west (that I have seen). It has an interesting geologic and more recent history. Tour guides are very informative, and the tours are relatively short, so ideal for younger kids. The cave store has local fossils and stones as well as offerings from farther afield,... More 

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Additional Information about Cave of the Mounds

Address: 2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-0148
Phone Number: 608 437-3038
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Blue Mounds
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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