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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
38 helpful votes 38 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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6 reviews 6 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
2 reviews
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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Janesville, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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12 helpful votes 12 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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