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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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Better than I expected

My wife and I stopped by here on a weekend getaway for our anniversary, we really didn’t know what... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Erubiel A
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Birthday trip

We took our soon to be 8 year old and our 6 year old for a tour and they loved it!! One part is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy A
via mobile
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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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LOCATION
2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-9413
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+1 608-437-3038
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"gift shop"
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"beautiful formations"
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"our tour guide"
in 37 reviews
"narrow areas"
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"short video"
in 12 reviews
"above ground"
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"bring a jacket"
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"light jacket"
in 6 reviews
"natural wonder"
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"year round"
in 11 reviews
"tour starts"
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"take pictures"
in 12 reviews
"stalactites and stalagmites"
in 7 reviews
"great tour"
in 17 reviews
"hour tour"
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"whole family"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our soon to be 8 year old and our 6 year old for a tour and they loved it!! One part is very tight but otherwise it was very cool! The only down part was someone brought their 2/3 year old and he...More

Thank Amy A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed with my recent visit to Cave of the Mounds. My last visit was 20 yrs ago and it was a guided tour with a very knowledgeable guide. This time, it was extremely crowded and there was no apparent crowd control and little to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much beauty at Cave of the Mounds; and a vibrant visitor center and gift shop with helpful, knowledgeable, friendly staff. The cave itself was discovered decades ago, later a gift shop was built above the attraction. The cave itself is all authentic...More

Thank Steven B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This breathtaking national landmark was worth the price of admission and more. We were trying to think of something to do on my day off while my daughter was on spring break undecided on coming here. We were not disappointed! I was skeptical. How exciting...More

Thank Kelly S
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

A very interesting place to visit, close to Dells area. Family friendly, the guide was very knowledgeable with a friendly personality.. The trip included 3 generations, everybody was very happy.There's a store ,too,for picking up some souvenirs.

Thank Gama35945
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

This is a place for all ages to enjoy the facinating history of what lies beneathe our feet. Just how truly special things like this are. The miracles in which the world we live in. If you are able to walk up and down a...More

Thank XLsDADDY
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

It was a great tour. The guide was very knowledge and friendly. I had a great time.it is situated in a beautiful park.

Thank Nick B
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We went to see the Caves in the middle of December 2017. The temperature inside is about 65 degrees all the time. About four times a year they have special events they hold wherein the bring in Beer or cocktails or drinks to imbibe in...More

Thank EmmanuelPF
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Love this place! Live music, wine, candles and snacks as you travel the cave at your own pace. Everyone should try this special event.

Thank Renee C
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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
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!
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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.
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