Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark is NOT affected by the partial government shutdown. We are open daily for tours! Learn more about our National Natural Landmark designation here.
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.
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!
A very impressive cave tour definitely suitable for smaller kids and up. Lots of interesting things to see, kids were enthralled the whole time.
We had such a fun time exploring the cave. It’s not something you see every day.
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!
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.
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.
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.
A must see! The cave is facinating for adults and children. The guide was very informative and funny, very enjoyable!!
Cave of the Mounds was the highlight of our trip. The kids enjoyed the tour and learned alot. Highly recommended!
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?
Day Camp Programs for Ages 7-12
NEW Teen Camp for Ages 13-15
See the Cave in a New Way
Fun for the Whole Family!
1:30 Winter Habitat Hike
3:00 Gnome Alone Movie
Special Valentine's Event for Couples
Saturday, February 9 6-9 PM
School Groups, Youth Groups, Scout Groups
2019 Spring and Summer Season
Tour Guides and Educational Program Guide