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Cave of the Mounds

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Love on the Rocks was the Perfect Valentine's Date!

We wanted a different type date for Valentine's Day. This seemed to be the experience we were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Don't Underestimate the Cave!

We came here for their special 'Love on the Rocks' Valentines themed event. The idea was we wanted... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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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...more
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2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-9413
+1 608-437-3038
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All reviews gift shop our tour guide narrow areas above ground light jacket short video bring a jacket the hour long tour natural wonder year round take pictures great tour field trip great for kids any age visitor center rock formations
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted a different type date for Valentine's Day. This seemed to be the experience we were looking for - the perfect blend of unique with romantic. It didn't disappoint. The price seemed reasonable, considering everything that was included, and the event was well-organized with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here for their special 'Love on the Rocks' Valentines themed event. The idea was we wanted more of an activity more than just the usual V-day dinner date. This was perfect. It was a beautiful night and the buildings were lit with perfectly....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NKD1273
Reviewed January 2, 2019

The cave itself isn't that big (no Mammoth or Carlsbad), but the tour is wonderful. There are several different formations that the guide will cover and a short video at the beginning that goes over the cave's formation and history. Great tour for kids since...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

We visited the cave with my 4 kids and my friend with her 4 kids (ages 7-14). We had a great time. It exceeded our expectations. The cave was not as large as other caves I have toured (I grew up near Carlsbad Caverns) but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Amazing! My husband and I had not been to the Cave of the Mounds for over forty years. We attended the wine and cheese tasting in the cave and had a wonderful evening (Cave in the dark event).The cave is gorgeous and awesome! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Y2937AIvickih
Reviewed November 15, 2018

I truly enjoyed this cave tour. I was so happy to get the "cave kisses" (cave water drippings) dripping on me. I also enjoyed seeing the cave formations and "cave bacon."

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vwright3
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

The caves are on the smaller side but there are many formations and colors. The tour guide was great and because it was October the kids got to “trick or treat” in the cave during the tour. They handed out cool rocks and fossils and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amintexas
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Jared gave an excellent detailed one hour tour of the inside of the cave it was called a constant 55° great or some photos in the middle of nowhere in Wisconsin but a great site to see

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paws0810
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

I chaperoned my daughter's 3rd grade class to the caves and I really enjoyed myself! There is so much to see and learn here!! And the plus side, the kids enjoyed it as well! Definately recommend the caves to anyone of any age!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dawn S
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I had gone here years ago in grade school and had been eager to share the experience with my own kids ever since. Cave of the Mounds did not disappoint! It was as extraordinary as I remembered for everyone in my family including adults and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 3, 2018|
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Response from occams-razor | Reviewed this property |
We found it on their website - just google it!
July 11, 2018|
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Response from 68samiam | Reviewed this property |
When raining outside cave is very wet wear rain coat and good traction shoes as to not slip when walking on wet rock floors.
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Response from pateo331 | Reviewed this property |
They might enjoy downtown Mt. Horeb. It's cute and quaint with lots of little shops and a short drive to the Cave of the Mounds. If they're into rocks, they might enjoy the gift shop but it's small and crowded. i wasn't... More