TOURS DAILY YEAR 'ROUND

DISCOVERED IN 1939 – REDISCOVERED DAILY

Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark is celebrating 78 years since the Cave opened for tours. Since then Cave of the Mounds has become the premier cave in the upper Midwest and the jewel box of America’s major show caves. Guided tours of this geologic wonder follow paved, lighted walkways departing regularly every day of the year.

Tours pass a stunning array of colorful crystal formations on paved lighted walkways. 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • TripAdvisor9

    “Great Family Adventure”

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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • TripAdvisor8

    “A Learning Experience!”

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • TripAdvisor10

    “Fun and Educational”

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

NEWS & EVENTS

  • SCOUT PROGRAMS & OVERNIGHTS

    SCOUT PROGRAMS & OVERNIGHTS

    NOW BOOKING

    Spring Scout Events

    Spring Overnights

    Scout Group Programs

  • DIGGINGS TO DISCOVERY TOURS

    DIGGINGS TO DISCOVERY TOURS

    Sundays in April

    Sunday, April 22 1PM

    Sunday, April 29 1PM

    Dig into the past…

  • SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

    SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

    Now Booking for 2018

    The Cave Tour
    Speleoquest
    RocksROCK
    Paleotales
    GeoJourney
    Diggings to Discovery
    Mound Bound

  • SPRING SEASON HOURS

    SPRING SEASON HOURS

    Weekdays
    Open 9AM to 5PM
    Tours on the Hour
    Last Tour Begins at 4PM

    Weekends
    Open 9AM to 6PM
    Tours Every 30 Minutes
    Last Tour Begins at 5PM

  • BIRTHDAY PARTIES

    BIRTHDAY PARTIES

    For a party that rocks, celebrate your birthday like a spelunker!

    9 Postcard Invitations
    Guided Cave Tour
    Cave Miner Package
    Paper Products and Party Space

    Tour the Cave

    Tour the Cave

    Enjoy the Park

    Enjoy the Park

    Find Treasure

    Find Treasure

    Bring Your Group

    Bring Your Group

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