TOURS DAILY YEAR 'ROUND

DISCOVERED IN 1939 – REDISCOVERED DAILY

Cave of the Mounds will continue to follow the guidance of local public health officials to assess the situation as the health and safety of Cave of the Mounds guests and staff is our top priority. 

DUE TO CURRENT DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN COVID19 PLAN: 

To ensure a visit through the Cave, we recommend arriving earlier in the day whenever possible.  Self Guided tours depart every few minutes into the Cave.  Tours are scheduled first come, first served and tickets cannot be reserved in advance.   A limited # of tickets per slot are available through 4pm daily.  However if it is busy – especially Saturdays and Sundays – the tours through 4pm may sell out early.  Once we reach capacity, Cave tours for the day are sold out.  Our surface nature trails, gift shop and mining sluice remain open until 5pm daily even if tours sell out early.

Tickets are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Walk on a self-paced 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.

  • 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!
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TripAdvisor8

    “A Learning Experience!”

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

  • 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!

  • TripAdvisor10

    “Fun and Educational”

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

NEWS & EVENTS

  • WE ARE OPEN!

    WE ARE OPEN!

    We are open! DUE TO CURRENT DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN COVID19 PLAN: Masks are required in any building or enclosure county-wide. To ensure a visit through the Cave, we recommend arriving earlier in the day whenever possible. Self Guided tours depart every few minutes into the Cave. Tours are scheduled first come, first served and tickets cannot be reserved in advance. A limited # of tickets per slot are available through 4pm daily. However if it is busy – especially Saturdays and Sundays – the tours through 4pm may sell out early. Once we reach capacity, Cave tours for the day are sold out. Our surface nature trails, gift shop and mining sluice remain open until 5pm daily even if tours sell out early.
  • SUMMER CAMP

    SUMMER CAMP

    The safety and well being of our campers is our top priority at Camp Brigham. We have unfortunately decided to cancel our 2020 summer camps due to the Covid-19 situation. If your child is registered for Camp Brigham you will be contacted soon, or if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. groups@caveofthemounds.com
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