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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Caves nice, experience not

We visited during the week and since they have many tours during the day we had only about a fifteen minute wait. They told us they would announce when the tour began but several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
LAH28
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San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited during the week and since they have many tours during the day we had only about a fifteen minute wait. They told us they would announce when the tour began but several of us never heard the soft spoken young lady announce it in the gift shop. We just saw people walking through a door and went and... More 

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Garden Prairie, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed this cave tour very much. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and was able to answer everyone's questions. He didn't seem to have a lot of energy and some people couldn't hear him because he wasn't very loud. Over all we had fun. Make sure you visit Mt. Horeb it's a nice town only a few... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cave of the Mounds is located only about 45-1 hour drive from Madison (depends on the traffic). If you visit Madison and the surrounding area and have your own car, it is worth your time to visit the cave and other historic and attractions in the same direction. It is considered "A National Natural Landmark", and is classified as "live... More 

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grant park, il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been through the cave several times over the years. My husband had never been there. We both loved the tour. It takes about an hour. It's 50 degrees in the cave year round so bring a jacket. It is so amazing to walk around in history.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will say right off the bat (no bats in the cave BTW) if you are large in gerth, you may have trouble getting through the one section. There is a very narrow passage and I'm not a slim person so lets say I had to turn sideways to get through and my body was up against both side of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see! The cave is facinating for adults and children. The guide Luke was very informative and funny, very enjoyable!!

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For ~$17/pp you get an hour tour through the cave, up to 70' below ground. It's a neat experience, for both geology lovers and general explorers, and our guide (Luke) did a really nice job explaining everything and answering questions. Bring your camera for some unique pictures, as well as a coat for the chillier temp & wet areas. Before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a boiling day and I was only over for a short time so my friends took me to the cave. It was very cold inside which was glorious to feel again. The history and the cave itself was amazing to see and be near. The tour guides are very keen and know an answer to every question and... More 

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Winkler, Mb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great experience touring the cave. There are lots of beautiful formations in the cave and our guide was knowledgeable and polite. Really enjoyed this trip. Kinda expensive tho.

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife is very closterphobic so we went sure if she was going to make it through or not! She loved it and made it just fine! Was kissed by the cave several times! What is that? Go and find out!!

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