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Cave of the Mounds

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Address: 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-9413
Phone Number: 16084373038
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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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Great family adventure

We had such a fun time exploring the cave. It's not something you see every day. My 6 and 4 year olds loved it. The total black part scared them a little. Wear warm clothes and be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
esanchez1987
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Carol Stream, Illinois
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Carol Stream, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had such a fun time exploring the cave. It's not something you see every day. My 6 and 4 year olds loved it. The total black part scared them a little. Wear warm clothes and be prepared to get a little wet.

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Thank esanchez1987
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it!!! Def be back again!!! Went there with just my fella and i we had a blast, fun for whole family and then some :)

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was about 1 hour and great for beginners. It's not a very large cave, but has all of the sights you would see elsewhere. It's a pretty easy walk with only a very short skinny part. The guide was very informative and patient. The path is easy to traverse with a few ups and downs. Bring a jacket... More 

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Bradley, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cave was beautiful and the history was interesting. Take a jacket or sweatshirt and if you have trouble with stairs, this isn't for you. Several things on the grounds to do also

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Saint Ignace, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the drive- very cool cave and lovely grounds if you care to picnic or enjoy the prairie/Savannah. Very clean and well-maintained.

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Thank ginalakin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cave is 75 miles from home. The entire park was beautiful. The cave it's self was breath taken. We spent about 4 hours just walking around and enjoying every inch of the property. Thank you for a fabulous day!!

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Cave of the Mounds several times in my life. My parents took me here when I was young and now I take my children. It is fun to come take the cave tour, but it is also fun to walk around the grounds at different times of year. Autumn in my favorite time to visit, when... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is about 20 min. west of Madison, and well worth the trip. It is one of the smaller caverns in the U.S. but has many formations and more than some of the larger ones (Mammoth caves, e.g.). The temp. is a constant 50 degrees, so depending on time of year, you can either cool off or warm up... More 

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Thank Richard K
Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds, and interesting site. Very good tour: interesting things to see, intriguing history, and a unique experience. Great for kids and adults. Our guide, Bob stood out as he did a particularly excellent job in bringing out a sense of curiosity and wonder about the caves! He was also excellent in the history and science His guiding really brought... More 

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the cave tour with our children ages 8, 7, and 4. The children really enjoyed it. They listened to the guide most of the time and thought the rock formations were pretty cool. As an adult, I really enjoyed the tour as well. They have the tours down to a science with light switches at every stop lighting... More 

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