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Cave of the Mounds

Cave of the Mounds, was discovered in 1939, in Blue Mound Wisconsin, and has been open for cave tours for over 75 years. Since then Cave of the Mounds has become recognized as the premier cave in the upper Midwest, often referred to as the jewel box of America’s show caves.

In 1988, Cave of the Mounds was designated a National Natural Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior and the National Park Service.
Guided tours of this underground wonderland follow paved, lighted walkways everyday of the year. (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and Day). These cave tours take you past an amazing array of crystal formations, stalactites, stalagmites, and columns. Weather you’re looking for a fun way to beat the summer heat,(the cave has a constant temperature of 50-degrees) or an experienced cave explorer, this tour has something for everyone.

Exploring the cave is only one part of everything there is to do at Cave of the Mounds. Visitors can also enjoy the Fossil Dig, the Butterfly Gardens, the Gemstone Mine and the amazing gift shop, or you can take in lunch in one of the picnic areas.

 The hiking and bike trails are a great way to enjoy, a beautiful spring day. Cave of the Mounds is located just off of the Military Ridge bike trail which winds the beautiful drift-less area of Southwest Wisconsin, known for its beautiful views.

A trip to Cave of the Mounds is an opportunity to create memories which will last a lifetime.

For more information:

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Cave of the Mounds
2975 Cave of the Mounds Road
P.O. Box 148
Blue Mounds, Wisconsin 53517-0148


  1. Oliver

    We will be planning a visit soon> Thanks for this post

  2. Fredrick

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  5. Sam

    You made some really good points there. I looked on the website to find out more about the cave and found most individuals will go along with your views.

  6. Dan

    Pretty section of pictures. I just stumbled upon your web site and i actually enjoyed your blog posts.

  7. Alex

    Makes me want to visit right now

    • marklongmainstream

      My advice is keep it simple, thanks for reading

  8. heath

    Hello! This post couldn’t be written any better! I need to visit this place soon.

  9. John

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    • marklongmainstream

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  10. John

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  11. Edward

    You certainly love caves on this page.

  12. Lois

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    • marklongmainstream

      That’s great Lois, thank you for posting!!

  13. Kim

    Love cave exploring, may have to make a trip to Wisconsin an do some spelunking

    • marklongmainstream

      Thanks Kim, i love spelunking!

  14. Harry

    I simply want to say that I absolutely loved your website. The locations you share are amazing, we are already looking forward to visiting several of these locations this summer. Thank you for your hard work.

    • marklongmainstream

      Thanks for reading Harry, I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment, thank you.

  15. Ronald

    excellent submit, very informative. i will be planning a trip very soon, beautiful pictures of course as well.

    • marklongmainstream

      Thank you! Be sure to take lots of pictures when you visit!

  16. Chris

    I took the kids yesterday, they learned so much and had a fun time. Thanks

  17. Theron

    fun place to visit on a rainy day

  18. Don

    This is a great cave tour with many beautiful formations. Thanks for sharing your secret locations.

  19. Dawn

    Thanks for sharing the kids really loved the tour!

  20. Brian

    looks awesome, need to swing by here and governor dodge

  21. Ryan

    I agree no one wants to wait around for an hour in the summer sun to see a cave. Takes the fun right out of it. Maybe this was just a bad day, but this was not a fun experience.

  22. Jean

    they need to hire more guides, the wait was terrible. otherwise the tour was okay

  23. Michelle

    I love all the caves you feature here never realized there was such beauty underground. I will be planning a trip this fall. Thank you!

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  25. Joe

    we wnet here for scouts, fun trip

  26. Felipe

    charmino muchino lez la pour, suriano hynek vercelli!

  27. Denisha

    The price may be a little high, but the tour is beautiful.

  28. Floyd

    Way off the beaten path!

  29. Reggie

    I love this area, so close to house on the rock, and Governor Dodge State park. Perfect weekend road trip.

  30. Jon

    One of the better caves I have been to, thanks for posting.

  31. Luiz

    We had a wonderful tour, our son loved the cave and learned so much.

  32. Al

    I have not been here since, I was a kid. Cool cave, looks like they have added a lot of other attractions as well.

  33. Hilary

    I want to take a tour!

  34. Daniel

    Been here twice, I loveit

  35. Maria

    Different then what I expected, but so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Juli

    We have now been to the Niagara Cave, the Spook Cave, Crystal Lake Cave, and Cave of the Mounds. Not sure i have a favorite or least favorite for that matter. They are all so different and beautiful in there own way.

  37. Deloris

    One of our favorite places to visit in the summer. No matter how many times we have been there, we always learn something new.

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  39. Logan

    My favorite cave is Wisconsin!

  40. Shawn

    This was a perfect Sunday drive, thanks for sharing!

  41. Rose

    Yes this is one of the better show caves i have been to,very pretty and an educational tour to boot.

  42. Seth

    a fun way to kill a couple of hours the kids will love it

  43. Joshua

    this was just a pit stop on our vacation but it ended up being the highlight of our day. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Brit

    If you’ve seen one cave you’ve seen em all.

  45. Gabby

    nice cave very cold inside dress warm

  46. Stef

    Never been here, I may have to plan a trip with my kids before school starts back up.

  47. Wally

    Would they offer a private tour for our group? We have 9 people coming and we are planning on next Friday. Thanks

  48. Jim

    very beautiful cave with a fascinating story

  49. Dottie

    Just spent a day here with my grandkids the cave is very well maintained and easy to walk thru. I was a little worried about getting around, but the steips and rails made it easy. The tour had a lot of educational benefit as well. The grandkids walked away with some newfound knowledge of the area.

  50. Cara

    Not a bad way to spend an afternoon with the kids!

  51. Kristian

    Cave of the Mounds is so beautfiul and the guides always do a great job.

  52. Kai

    We will be up this way on Sunday, may have to stop by.

  53. Steve

    This is a great place to take the kids for a little education and adventure.

  54. Lorel

    We visited over the weekend, had a wonderful experience, thank you for sharing!

  55. Amiee

    Stopped by here after visiting Governor Dodge. This cave is so pretty, and the kids loved the tour and learning about rocks. Thanks for this share.

  56. Sara

    Great place to explore on a rainy day.

  57. Rob

    Heading here this weekend, can’t wait for my kids to see the cave.

  58. Ryan

    Visiting next weekend, looking forward to it!

  59. Cathy

    Been here several times in my younger years, very cool cave and excellent guides.