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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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The caves are worth a visit

The caves are well preserved and the tours professionally executed. There were places to stop and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve G
spontaneous visit

i was on my way to House on the Rock when I decided to stop here. i only spent about an hour and a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-9413
+1 608-437-3038
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The caves are well preserved and the tours professionally executed. There were places to stop and take photos and in one area there was a wall of phosphorescent stalactites at which the tour guide extinguished lights to view them. It is well worth a visit,...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was on my way to House on the Rock when I decided to stop here. i only spent about an hour and a half of which an hour of it was a tour of the cave. I am sure you could spend more time,...More

Thank 53Ruta_R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the caves. We went on a 90 degree day so it was wonderful to get out of the heat. We had a great guide and found it informative. I would absolutely recommend it. It was a bit pricey but...More

Thank Eileen U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit! There is a lot of history and it was fun walking through the cave!! Would recommend for couples seeking something to try! A lot of other things to do in the area too just wish we could have spent more time...More

Thank Valerie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have an amazing time exploring the caves remember leave your bags in the car and bring a sweater for the cave. The guides were fun and interactive with the tour

Thank Renee D
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide wasn't super excited to be there and it showed. I wouldn't recommend bringing a kid under 5. I brought my baby in a carrier and struggled in one or two areas trying to get through. Kinda cool for adults though. Please do...More

Thank AJ L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our tour guide, Bob, is very vested in his job, and the cave, and it really shows. He worked hard to make the visit special, especially for the kids. His attention to detail is amazing, and his appreciation of the cave is infectious. A great...More

Thank Don055
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We live in central Wisconsin and have thought that we have seen everything that there was to see in Wisconsin, until we went to Cave Of The Mounds in Blue Mounds , Wisconsin. If you enjoy science, history, scenic views and a nice scenic drive....More

1  Thank Funman
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

One word: BOB! Bob was our tour guide, who essentially started our tour long before the tour time, just by being super helpful in the parking lot. He offered to take our picture the first the we ran into him. The second time he was...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This was a fun tour. It was very enlightening. We got to see most of the cave and the tour guide was very informative pointing out the natural features of the cave and giving a history of the cave. They are also very environmentally aware...More

Thank Chris R
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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.
2 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!
Kayla H
8 August 2016|
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Response from Deirdre H | Reviewed this property |
It is definitely hands to yourself. Oils from your hands can compromise the interior of the cave and ruin the growth of the stalactites and stalagmites.