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Cave of the Mounds

2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-9413
+1 608-437-3038
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Great family adventure

We are a family of four with a five and three year old and we all LOVED the cave tour! Our guide... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kelli W
RUSHED & VERY CROWDED - dont do guided tour

We went on a Thursday and joined the 11 am tour. I was unable to enjoy or appreciate the beauty as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sandra S
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Weyauwega, 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 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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  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (57 reviews)
“our tour guide” (38 reviews)
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2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-9413
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"short video"
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"bring a jacket"
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"natural wonder"
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"year round"
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"tour starts"
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"take pictures"
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"stalactites and stalagmites"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We are a family of four with a five and three year old and we all LOVED the cave tour! Our guide was great and the cave is amazing. Bring a light jacket/sweater for in the cave because it is always 50 degrees underground. I'm...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on a Thursday and joined the 11 am tour. I was unable to enjoy or appreciate the beauty as our group had multiple small children who would not be quiet long enough to hear the guide, and we ended up being at the...More

Thank Sandra S
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Caves_Rock, Manager at Cave of the Mounds, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting Cave of the Mounds Sandra, and for your feedback. I regret to hear that your experience inside the Cave felt rushed and crowded. Our summer season is our busiest, and 11 am until about 2 pm is indeed the busiest part...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My initial opinion was that this cave was not very impressive. There are many other caves in the country, at least those that I have been to, that are more spectacular. However, when you go in any cave and understand that what you are seeing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit and learn about caves, geology, prairies and natural native plants. they have some activities and nature walks. If you purchase a ticket for the hour long tour of the Cave make sure you are wearing good shoes and comfortable clothes as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small visit (one hour) when compare to other similar places like Mammoth Caves and Rocky Mountains Caves. The caves was well lit and amazingly preserved. We went to this last day which was 79th anniversary of the discovery of caves and it's self...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Cave of the Mounds without expectations, as it was a local place that we knew about but had never visited. It is 50* year round inside, and it was a hot day, so we thought that we would visit the cave. It...More

Thank Sarah V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice relaxed cave tour. Was great for my young kids. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Two thumbs up!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It costs an adult (non-military) twenty bucks for the cave tour but I would encourage all you thrifty vacationers to indulge. I was hesitant myself in handing over a sawbuck for the tour but I am glad I did. The cave tour lasts roughly 35...More

Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Cave of the Mounds with a party of 6, including 2 teenagers. Both of the teens had been there before but were still excited about seeing the cave. Our guide was cheerful and knew her stuff. Very informative and very beautiful. My first time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a tour of the cave and learned a lot about the geological history of the area. The guide was enthusiastic and informative.

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KenoshaPrincess
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Sandra S | 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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Susan G
April 25, 2018|
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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
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Shalen L
April 17, 2017|
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Response from Sandra S | Reviewed this property |
No. You will have to carry often, it gets very crowded and some placed very narrow. No backpacks or large bags allowed.
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