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Cave of the Mounds

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Address: 2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-0148
Phone Number: 16084373038
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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An Easy and Enjoyable Experience

A short distance from Dodgeville and House On The Rock, the Cave of the Mounds is a nice stop for those that like caves. Easy walking and knowledgeable guides. Really enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A short distance from Dodgeville and House On The Rock, the Cave of the Mounds is a nice stop for those that like caves. Easy walking and knowledgeable guides. Really enjoyed the wall glowing in the dark in one area!

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this excursion we took on our trip to the Dells. We had a very informative and passionate tour guide. The rock formations were beautiful and it was mysterious and awe-inspiring inside the cave's nooks and crannies. One lady in the group before us had to turn around and go back because I guess the few tight spaces freaked... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't miss this! Easy to get to, allow RV parking back at the barn. No dogs allowed anywhere except parking lot- no shade. Seemed a little pricey until we went through the cave _ worth it. Beautiful prairie garden & other gardens. Interesting things for kids- but they cost _ digging for fossils, mining for gem stones & fossils. Good... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful place! The grounds are spectacular and great for a walk (there are trails on sight). The cave is definitely worth a see, and the tour is very informative. There is also a barn and gardens. They have popcorn, icecream, beer and wine for sale which was nice. There are play areas for kids and the gift shop actually... More 

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We very much enjoyed out tour to the cave! Joanne was the most awesome guide they have!!!!!!!!! She made the tour exceptional. Her quick wit and interacting with all those on the tour was not missed. Even though there were some really tight spots, I made it through with my claustrophobia.

Thank Jaymoy
Bismarck, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great family experience. Great way to see the country side of Wisconsin, too. The cave formations are amazing. It's a worthwhile adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished touring these caves, and were pleasantly surprised by how awesome they turned out to be. If you have any interest in caves or geology you should not miss these. The walk through the cave is an easy one as the cave is not particularly deep, and our guide CeCe was very knowledgable and friendly. There is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very good guide for our tour of the caves, She was knowledgeable and pleasant The caves are interesting and we learned all about its history and formations You need to dress appropriately as the caves get somewhat cool We saw kids who were in shorts freezing

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Chicago, Ill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our 1 hr. tour of the cave, it was very informative and beautiful! I would recommend this for everyone! Bring a jacket it is cold inside the cave.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for something to do in the Madison area that was different and a friend recommended the Cave of the Mounds. Although it was a bit pricey for what it is, the grounds are beautifully maintained and a nice place to spend a few hours. There are a couple of picnic tables so it's also nice to sit... More 

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