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.
  • 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.

  • TripAdvisor8

    “A Learning Experience!”

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

  • 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


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

  • TripAdvisor6


    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?

  • 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!

  • 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!


  • Jingle & ROCK

    Jingle & ROCK

    Saturday, December 7

    Special kids and family holiday event featuring a performance by songwriter, Ken Lonnquist. Photos with Santa, special Jingle 'N ROCK cave tours and more!


    December 6-8

    Special holiday concert series INSIDE the cave benefiting local charities. Tickets are going fast!
  • Boy Scout Overnights

    Boy Scout Overnights

    Only 7 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 their all booked for this year.


    On Saturday, December 14 join us for Underground Cocktail Lounge, part of our popular Cave After Dark series for adults. Enjoy cocktail tasting and live both above and below ground with Mambo Blue and the Nightime Quartet.


    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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