TOURS DAILY YEAR 'ROUND

DISCOVERED IN 1939 – REDISCOVERED DAILY

Guided tours of this geologic wonder depart regularly every day of the year. Tours pass a stunning array of colorful crystal formations on paved lighted walkways. Cave of the Mounds is the premier cave in the upper Midwest and the jewel box of America’s major show caves.

Visitors also enjoy our Gemstone Mine, Fossil Dig, Butterfly Gardens, Amazing Rock/Gift Shops, Hiking/Biking Trails, Snack Bar and Picnic Area. Birthday Party Packages, Camps, Events, School and Scout Programs are also available. Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark is located in southwest Wisconsin just 20 minutes west of Madison, off U.S. Highways 18/151.

 

  • TripAdvisor6

    “Awesome”

    Truly awesome. Astonishing beauty. The cave is beautifully lit. The tour proceeds like a musical score, with tight spots and twisting paths that open into soaring, cathedral-like spaces. The tour guides seem to love being there, and who wouldn’t?
  • TripAdvisor8

    “A Learning Experience!”

    A must see! The cave is facinating for adults and children. The guide was very informative and funny, very enjoyable!!

  • TripAdvisor10

    “Fun and Educational”

    Cave of the Mounds was the highlight of our trip. The kids enjoyed the tour and learned alot. Highly recommended!

  • TripAdvisor9

    “Great Family Adventure”

    We had such a fun time exploring the cave. It’s not something you see every day.

  • TripAdvisor11

    “Amazing Time!”

    This is definitely something you need to go to at least once in your lifetime! To see how nature creates its own beauty is just amazing to see!

  • TripAdvisor1

    “Great Experience”

    We love to visit caves all over the U.S. and Mexico. This one is one of the best. The tours are well organized and easy to access. The rock formations are amazing. The surrounding grounds are beautiful. It is definitely worth your time!

  • TripAdvisor4

    “Fascinating!”

    This was such a fascinating place to check out! Definitely a hidden gem.

  • TripAdvisor3

    “Great Family Day Trip!”

    We had heard of this natural wonder and finally had a chance to experience the hidden gem it is! The tour is only an hour plus there are other attractions for the kids to do.

  • TripAdvisor7

    “Excellent Tour!”

    A very impressive cave tour definitely suitable for smaller kids and up. Lots of interesting things to see, kids were enthralled the whole time.

  • TripAdvisor2

    “What an Incredible Experience”

    You MUST see this incredible geological site. A limestone cave that allows you to journey back over 1 million years to see history literally beneath your feet. Easy access and great for all ages. Staff is beyond excellent and the experience is once in a lifetime. What an absolute hidden treasure.

  • TripAdvisor5

    “Super Cool”

    The Cave of the Mounds was fabulous. It is a true gem in our state of Wisconsin. The tour guides were engaging and knowledgeable. It was a fascinating experience for our whole family.

NEWS & EVENTS

  • THE BIG BUNDLE UP

    THE BIG BUNDLE UP

    Through November 25

    Donate a new or gently used clothing item for local charities and receive a FREE gemstone mining bag.
  • CAVE AFTER DARK

    CAVE AFTER DARK

    On Saturday, November 16 join us for Uncorked and Underground, part of our popular Cave After Dark series for adults. Enjoy wine tasting with Wisconsin cheese pairings, live jazz and more!
  • THE CAVE IS WARM

    THE CAVE IS WARM

    Did you know the cave is the same temperature year 'round?! Escape the winter cold inside the 50 degree cave. Tours daily year 'round!
  • Jingle & ROCK

    Jingle & ROCK

    Saturday, December 7

    Special kids and family holiday event featuring a performance by songwriter, Ken Lonnquist. Photos with Santa, special Jingle 'N ROCK cave tours and more!
  • CAROLING IN THE CAVE

    CAROLING IN THE CAVE

    December 6-8

    Special holiday concert series INSIDE the cave benefiting local charities. Tickets are going fast!
  • FIELD TRIPS

    FIELD TRIPS

    Bring your group to Wisconsin's oldest classroom! We are booking for the winter and spring seasons and summer groups. Special group rates and educational programs for 20 or more!
  • PUBLIC PROGRAMS

    PUBLIC PROGRAMS

    Every Saturday and Sunday during our fall season we offer a variety of educational programs to enhance your cave tour. Some are free and some have a small fee, and all are fun, engaging and worthwhile!
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