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.

 

  • 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.
  • 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!

  • TripAdvisor9

    “Great Family Adventure”

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TripAdvisor4

    “Fascinating!”

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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • TripAdvisor10

    “Fun and Educational”

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

  • TripAdvisor8

    “A Learning Experience!”

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

NEWS & EVENTS

  • JORDISK PARTI

    JORDISK PARTI

    Part of Mt. Horeb's Scandihoovian Winter Festival, Jordisk Parti is Norwegian for underground party. Join us for this family-friendly one-of-a-kind event.
  • WINTER WELLNESS

    WINTER WELLNESS

    Take time for yourself and experience Cave of the Mounds in a new way. Explore the cave as a place of contemplation, meditation and relaxation. Above ground enjoy hot tea, a warm fire and a chair massage.
  • CAVE AFTER DARK

    CAVE AFTER DARK

    Part of our popular series of events for adults 21+, Cave After Dark Love on the Rocks is a one-of-a-kind Valentine's event for couples.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • BOY SCOUT OVERNIGHTS

    BOY SCOUT OVERNIGHTS

    Only 3 dates remain for our popular indoor overnights for Boy Scouts. Winter indoor overnights can accomodate groups of 20-35 people. Reserve YOUR date today before they are all booked for this year.
  • 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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