Tours Daily - Open Rain or Shine!

To help protect our staff and guests, and to support our state and county department of public health departments, please be aware of the following when visiting COTM:

Starting on August 19th, Masks are REQUIRED inside the buildings and inside the cave at all times with NO exceptions.  If you are unable to wear a mask due to health conditions, we have these alternative options for you.

[Current County Order Link Here] [Our Covid Policy Link Here]

Based on CDC Guidelines and the Madison & Dane County Public health. If you are Fully Vaccinated, Facial coverings are optional.

All unvaccinated guests are strongly recommended to wear a mask. Thank you for your understanding!

We highly recommend arriving early* or purchasing tickets online at least 24 hours in advance as tours are limited each day.

*Arrive before 2 pm for best availability of tickets 

Hours

Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm

Weekdays – Tours leave hourly starting at 10 am

Weekends – Tours leave frequently starting at 9:30 am

Last Cave entry time is 4 pm daily

Cave Admission

Regular Admission (Ages 13+)…$18.95

Child Admission (Ages 4-12)…$10.95

Tot Admission (Ages 3 and under)…Free

Getting Here

2975 Cave of the Mounds Road

Blue Mounds, WI 53517-0148

Available Daily​

  • Quarry’s Edge Gift Shop and Mining Sluice – Rocks, minerals, and fossils from all over the world delight geology lovers of all ages! Handpick your favorites or uncover your own collection at the sluice! Indoor sluice is available seasonally.
  • Trails – Discover the grounds around the mound! Grab an Interpretive Trail Guide and Geologic Time booklet and learn all about caves, sinkholes, and how Wisconsin has changed through geologic time. Please dress for the weather to explore these nature trails.

What's Happening!

  • Celebrate the Earth –  Available seasonally, you can enhance your visit with an educational theme of the month, and then as you tour the cave you will learn more about that theme, and get a natural souvenir to take home. Themes include Crystals, Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Gems, Geodes, and more! Become a Keys to the Cave member and come every month so you learn about them all!

Contact Us

Phone: 608-437-3038

Email:

info@caveofthemounds.com – general information and inquiries

groups@caveofthemounds.com – group reservations and education department

Address

P.O. Box 148,

2975 Cave of the Mounds Road

Blue Mounds, WI 53517-0148

Hours

Weekdays: 9 am to 5 pm

Tours leave hourly starting at 10 am

Last tour entry at 4 pm

Weekends: 9 am to 5 pm

Tours leave frequently starting at 9:30 am

Last tour entry at 4 pm

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