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Cave of the Mounds

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Cave in the Dark

Amazing! My husband and I had not been to the Cave of the Mounds for over forty years. We attended... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Great Caves

I truly enjoyed this cave tour. I was so happy to get the "cave kisses" (cave water drippings... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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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 beautiful formations our tour guide above ground narrow areas light jacket the hour long tour short video bring a jacket natural wonder year round take pictures stalactites and stalagmites nice tour great for kids whole family visitor center
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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."

Thank vwright3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank amintexas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 1 October 2018

If you are nearby, definitely stop. We got there just in time to start next & last tour of the day. The underground cave tour was good and informative, though I found myself asking questions about the formations that I felt the guide should have...More

Thank pantone808
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

I visited Cave Of The Mounds after the House on the Rock which is only a short distance away. The cave formations here are simply amazing. The tours were only about ten people each and the tour guides were very friendly. I would definitely come...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

A friend and I made a last minute decision to include the Cave of the Mounds as part of our vacation itinerary, and we were both glad we did. The speleothems (cave formations) are beautiful and fascinating. The guides do an excellent job explaining things...More

Thank Amusementparkguy
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Our high school tour guide knew his stuff. He shared myriad details as we explored the various elements of this unique natural wonder. There was one part of the tour that was quite narrow but we could go another way if that bothered anyone. All...More

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3 September 2018|
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Response from occams-razor | Reviewed this property |
We found it on their website - just google it!
12 July 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.
Susan G
25 April 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
Shalen L
18 April 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.
1 October 2016|
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Response from KrisJ264 | Reviewed this property |
You need to be able to walk ~ an hour, including up & down some steps and potentially across slightly damp pavement, & there is nowhere to easily sit for a break. Hope that helps!