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.

 

  • TripAdvisor8

    “A Learning Experience!”

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

  • TripAdvisor9

    “Great Family Adventure”

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

  • TripAdvisor10

    “Fun and Educational”

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

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • TripAdvisor4

    “Fascinating!”

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

NEWS & EVENTS

  • CAVE AFTER DARK

    CAVE AFTER DARK

    Part of our popular series of events for adults 21+, Cave After Dark Hooley in the Hollows is a one-of-a-kind St. Patrick's themed event.
  • SUMMER CAMP

    SUMMER CAMP

    Summer camp registration is now open for summer 2020 camps. Choose from weeklong day camps, overnight campouts, enrichment courses and leadership camp.

    Ask about our shuttle bus!
  • NOW HIRING

    NOW HIRING

    Cave of the Mounds is hiring Tour Guides, Educational Program Guides as well as Gardens and Grounds staff for the upcoming spring and summer seasons.
  • WINTER GLOW TOURS

    WINTER GLOW TOURS

    See the cave in a whole new way! Deck yourself out with glow sticks and glowing tattoos before you embark on a magical tour through the underground on warm, lighted pathways by flashlight!
  • NEW BLACKLIGHT TOURS

    NEW BLACKLIGHT TOURS

    Saturdays at 3:45 PM. Come experience this amazing new world as you tour the cave in a new light! See the cave formations fluoresce under a blacklight as we tour through the underground passageways.
  • 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!
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