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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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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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This was our first time visiting a cave. The guide was very knowledgeable and overall we had a great experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Romulus, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was our first time visiting a cave. The guide was very knowledgeable and overall we had a great experience.

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Pullman, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing tour! Having lived in Wisconsin as a kid, I never had the chance to come. So it was super fun to be able to bring my kiddos!! The two guides we had were very knowledgeable and were able to answer the 1,000,000 questions one of the kids in our group asked. The only downside is that... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Location. Serene and peaceful. Map and signs with loads of information. Great scenery for pictures.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The grounds around the property are gorgeous. Everywhere there are maps and signs telling the history of the ares. The caves are a wonderful treat. Hard to believe all the wonders down there....stalagmites and stalactites and fossils abound. Great way to spend time. Take a picnic and eat in the prairie gardens or under a tree Went with adult children.... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

As a family we stopped here on a relatively quiet Sunday morning. I was impressed with this as an attraction for around $16 for adults. The grounds are well kept and serve as an additional place to explore with some trails and terraced gardens. Depending on the weather, you could easily spend a couple of hours outdoors between the "gold... More 

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Saint Peter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The cave tour took about an hour. The guides are knowledgeable and allow plenty of time for photographs and observation. They answered questions readily and completely. The walking, stairs, etc are manageable for most. Some areas of the cave are extremely narrow and might be difficult for larger people.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We really enjoyed our tour through the cave. I think they could omit the cheesy movie about it's history. It wasn't that it was bad or long, it's just a little unexpected when you think you're going into a cave. The cave itself is very interesting with the underground river. A few parts of the tour can get pretty tight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were looking for something fun and different to do over the weekend with our 6 year old. This was about a 2.5 hour drive for us and worth every minute. There were fun outdoor activities for her to do while waiting for the tour. She was so excited about learning something and came home to tell her grandparents all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I love caves but I have a bad knee and a bad hip but the tour guide allowed me time to navigate. This was one of the best caves I have been in. Doesn't photographic well but it really is pretty.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Fun tour of the caves, interesting & just cool looking. Tip: wear tennis shoes & long sleeves. Ground was very wet & cave temp is 50 degrees.

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Additional Information about Cave of the Mounds

Address: Address: 2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, PO Box 148, 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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