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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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Duluth, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It was a very nice tour very informative. Great activates to do after and before the tour fun for all ages.

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Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We really enjoyed the beauty inside the cavern, but the tour moved so fast that a couple of times, by the time we could get close to seeing something the tour guide had pointed out, the guide would flip off the lights and move on. For the price, it would have been nice if we didn't leave feeling like we... More

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Mitchell, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I went on this tour with my husband - we are empty nesters, so no kids. I have to say, that, although the cave is pretty, the tour was really geared toward kids. There was also no information presented. Our tour guide was very quiet, and offered very little information at each stop - maybe a couple of sentences. I... More

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wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The cave is very interesting. It stays at a constant 50 degrees all year. It was easy walking through the cave. The guide was very knowledgeable. Our 8 yr. old grandson loved it.

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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

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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