Cave of the Mounds, Blue Mounds

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#5 of 88 in Nature in Wisconsin
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  • It was a great tour. The guide was very knowledge and friendly. I had a great time.it is situated in a beautiful park.  more »
  • 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 o...  more »
  • Love this place! Live music, wine, candles and snacks as you travel the cave at your own pace. Everyone should try this special event.  more »
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  • Definitely worth the trip to Cave of Mounds! A very intriguing, hour-long guided tour of the caves. Staff is always on-hand to answer questions and are very friendly and helpful. Lots to see! The entertainment doesn't stop at the caves though, there is an amazing souvenir shop that has a huge collection of different rocks to see and purchase. Highly recommend!
  • Amazing place. Hadn't been since my 4th grade field trip. Been back twice this year. Once for their Easter weekend with glowing eggs everywhere. Looking forward to their next event. I love it when they have self guided tours to go st your own pace.
  • We attended Hooley in the Hollows, the event for St. Patrick’s day and it was pretty lame. The website made it sound like we were all going to be on a scavenger hunt within the cave to find beer and wine tokens to redeem. They also made it sound like the duration of the event was going to be from 6-9, but really we had to wait until 7:30 to even enter the cave. There weren’t even any tokens hidden within the cave, only a few people at tables handing samples out for the tokens you received from the last table. $5 a beer too. Kinda disappointed I drove 2+ hours for such an uneventful event. They could’ve done a lot more with this I felt like it was very poorly coordinated. Overall I felt like it was a waste of $30 a person and I don’t plan to return. We could’ve had a lot more fun just going out downtown. Save your money and spend it elsewhere.
  • Cave of the Mounds is truly a geological marvel. It has some of the most intricate and delicate stalactites, stalagmites, and columns I have ever seen. It’s a 1 hour tour, with lots of information and time for questions. Keep in mind it is a cave and will be cooler than the temperature outside by about 15 degrees and is a walking tour with a few tight points. I would advise new comers to wear a jacket and close toed shoes. I wouldn’t recommend this tour if you are claustrophobic or have any anxiety about being underground. Finally, this is not meant for young children, but 6-7 year olds would probably enjoy it, but be bored at times unless they really like caves, rocks, etc. With all that being said, I do highly recommend this tour, and the park setting itself in late spring-early fall.
  • Good day trip for those looking to see the natural beauty of Wisconsin! It is an easy guided tour that lasts about an hour through the cave. I would recommend for a family, or by yourself!
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