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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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Spectacular!

What a jaw dropping site that young and old can be awe inspired by. Our guide was really great and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tom W
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New Britain, Connecticut
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Amazing Cave but $$$$

This is an amazing cave the the ground are beautiful. We got to spend a decent amount of time in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RitaLyC
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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 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".
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (57 reviews)
“our tour guide” (37 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
LOCATION
2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-9413
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+1 608-437-3038
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"bring a jacket"
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"year round"
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"tour starts"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a jaw dropping site that young and old can be awe inspired by. Our guide was really great and we never felt rushed. We found this gem while we were taking a drive on the beautiful country roads. Being it was unplanned we weren't...More

Thank Tom W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing cave the the ground are beautiful. We got to spend a decent amount of time in the cave and the tour was well organized. Our tour guide was okay, was expecting a bit more information and excitement for the money this...More

2  Thank RitaLyC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there for the first tour of the day. It wasn't crowded and the grounds were absolutely beautiful to walk around in. The staff was very friendly and our guide, Anna, was awesome. She was very knowledgeable about the caves and its history -...More

Thank Diedre C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a family trip here on a very hot summer day. The cave is 50 degrees year round so it was wonderful on a 90 degree day to get below ground. We went on a holiday weekend so our tour was self-paced with guides...More

Thank AKRoy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must see! If you are looking for a day of adventure Cave of the mounds is a must do. Great for families and children of all ages.

1  Thank Jolanta N
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This is a very nice tour of caverns. Guide was very knowledgeable and very excited with what she was showing us - and that's a plus! Bring a jacket, cool down there and you will get wet from water on the ground/floor and drippings from...More

2  Thank nriemen
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We had never been here before. First cave experience for both of us. Guide was very knowledgeable. Was cool to hear about how caves form and this one was discovered. We will lively be back someday and thinking we will be visiting other caves as...More

1  Thank Nicole P
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were spending the weekend in the Dells and decided to make the hour trek down to the cave. So glad we did, it has been the highlight of the vacation! The cave is super cool and it's large, about an hour...More

Thank Kory J
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We took a day trip to Cave of the Mounds. My husband and 12 year old had never been there. It had been decades since I was there. We signed up for the Diggings to Discovery Tour which was more history than scientific in nature....More

Thank Lynndzr
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by here on a weekend getaway for our anniversary, we really didn’t know what to expect but wanted to do something interesting and different. We’re glad we did, the tour takes about an hour and was great!

Thank Erubiel A
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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
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Shalen L
18 April 2017|
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Response from AJ L | Reviewed this property |
No. I wouldn't recommend it.
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Edalsip
1 October 2016|
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Response from Kris O | 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!
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