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Cave of the Mounds

2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, PO Box 148, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-0148
608 437-3038
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations
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... more » 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". « less
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Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Nice afternoon with your family if you're in the area. Combines a guided tour of a large limestone cave with family friendly activities in the 100+ year old Discovery Center barn on the beautiful Prairie and Oak Savanna Restoration area where we passed the time waiting for our tour to start. Hiking paths are also available. Kid's can dig for... More

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Last time I was here was with my mom and dad in 1980.i remember that it was so awesome as a kid I wanted my daughter to experience that same feeling. The tour was so awesome as she was so informative n patient with our group making sure everyone heard her and seeing the sights.we liked the barn with everything... More

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Algoma, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Cave of the Mounds was very interesting. Good educational sight. Our tour guy Mark was very knowledgable. He made our tour worthwhile. Not something for anyone who can't walk or do stairs. Good experience. Would recommend to try once.

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Milton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went to this landmark as a child and went back to see it just for fun. Loved seeing the caves again. Our tour guide was younger and rushed our group a little too much. It wasn't so busy that it was needed, but other then that we had a good time. Well worth the admission price.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My mom and I visited the cave to "re-live childhood experiences" and I was just as fascinated as an adult as I was 21 years ago! Compliments: Danielle was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide - Spectacular sights in the cave - Fun for all ages - zero complaints! Tips: *There are areas where you are walking down a decline... More

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Being a cool day in WI Dells, we drove to the Cave of the Mounds and took the cave tour. Initially our 5-1/2 yr old granddaughter was a little scared, but got over that when she saw all the beautiful sights in the cave. The 2 older girls (aged 7-1/2 and 10-1/2) asked lots of questions and were thoroughly amazed... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Video was boring, my young kids did not do well sitting through it, they loved the cavern although they can't tough anything. It's. Cold down ther so dress appropriate. Walking through the cavern was cool, mining for gems, rock, and fossil was one of the highlights.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I took my family to visit cave of the mounds thinking it was going to be a fair place to spend some time but we found unexpected beauty and great organization. I really enjoyed the tour with the amazing views of the site. I highly recommend it.

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Hainesville, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Cave of the Mounds is a very beautiful cave in a beautiful setting. The cave itself is large, easy to walk and very accessible (although not for people with disabilities). The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the cave and the history of the area and make the tour very entertaining. The grounds have trails around the property for... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I love caves. This one does not have the dramatic crystal formations of some other caves I have visited, but it is interesting nonetheless. Unlike so many caves, this one was never inhabited because it was sealed until being discovered some years ago. Worth a side trip.

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