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Descriptions

In about 50 Words:

Cave of the Mounds – National Natural Landmark: Discover Buried Treasure – Discover Fun. Tours daily. Open Year Round. Fun for all ages. Park grounds available for events. Visitors also enjoy our Gemstone and Fossil Mine, Geode Cracking, Amazing Rock/Gift Shop, Hiking
Trails, and Picnic Area. Cave of the Mounds is located just 20 minutes west of Madison, off U.S. Highways 18/151. www.caveofthemounds.com. Phone 608/437-3038.

In about 75 Words:

Cave of the Mounds – National Natural Landmark: Discover Buried Treasure – Discover Fun. Tours daily. Open Year Round. Fun for all ages. Tours pass a stunning array of colorful crystal formations on paved lighted walkways. Visitors also enjoy our Gemstone Mine, Perennial Gardens, Amazing Rock/Gift Shop, Hiking Trails, and Picnic Area. “The Cave is 50 degrees Fahrenheit all year long! Cave of the Mounds is located just 20 minutes west of Madison, off U.S. Highways 18/151. www.caveofthemounds.com. Phone 608/437-3038.

In about 100 Words:

Cave of the Mounds – National Natural Landmark: Discover Buried Treasure – Discover Fun. This natural limestone cave offers tours daily on paved and lighted walkways. Tours pass a stunning array of colorful crystal formations including stalactites, stalagmites, and columns. Enjoy the constant 50-degree year-round temperature. While on the grounds, have a picnic and enjoy gemstone and fossil mining, the Rock and Gift Shop, Perennial Gardens, and restoration. Cave of the Mounds is located just 20 minutes west of Madison, off U.S. Highways 18/151. To find out more visit the Cave of the Mounds website at www.caveofthemounds.com. Phone 608/437-3038.

In about 200 Words:

Cave of the Mounds – National Natural Landmark

Something Old Below Ground.

Over millions of years ago, deep beneath the ground, the Cave of the Mounds began to form. Water gradually dissolved the rock to create this magical underground world. Tours take you past a varied collection of colorful stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and other crystal formations. Our guides will delight you with tales of the history, science, and imagery of the various caverns and passageways you walk through.

Something New Above Ground.

The experience doesn’t stop below ground. Above ground, visitors to the Cave will find an array of activities to keep young and old alike entertained. Visit one of the most unique shops around – Our Rock Shop contains hundreds of unique minerals, fossils, and gemstones. Fill your pockets with treasure at our Gem Mining Sluice. Break open a geode to see what no other person has. Or wander our rock gardens, perennial gardens, and nature trails.

Fun Facts.

*Cave of the Mounds was discovered by accident after a routine quarry blast in 1939.

*The cave was found below the homestead of Ebenezer Brigham, the first permanent European settler in southern Wisconsin. He never knew the cave was beneath him!

*It takes 100 years for cave formations to grow just one centimeter!

*Your hair grows faster in 6 hours than our cave does all year.

*Open Year-Round, for more info visit www.caveofthemounds.com, or call 608/437-3038

In about 50 Words:

Cave of the Mounds – National Natural Landmark: Discover Buried Treasure – Discover Fun. Tours daily. Open Year Round. Fun for all ages. Park grounds available for events. Visitors also enjoy our Gemstone and Fossil Mine, Geode Cracking, Amazing Rock/Gift Shop, Hiking
Trails, and Picnic Area. Cave of the Mounds is located just 20 minutes west of Madison, off U.S. Highways 18/151. www.caveofthemounds.com. Phone 608/437-3038.

In about 75 Words:

Cave of the Mounds – National Natural Landmark: Discover Buried Treasure – Discover Fun. Tours daily. Open Year Round. Fun for all ages. Tours pass a stunning array of colorful crystal formations on paved lighted walkways. Visitors also enjoy our Gemstone Mine, Perennial Gardens, Amazing Rock/Gift Shop, Hiking Trails, and Picnic Area. “The Cave is 50 degrees Fahrenheit all year long! Cave of the Mounds is located just 20 minutes west of Madison, off U.S. Highways 18/151. www.caveofthemounds.com. Phone 608/437-3038.

In about 100 Words:

Cave of the Mounds – National Natural Landmark: Discover Buried Treasure – Discover Fun. This natural limestone cave offers tours daily on paved and lighted walkways. Tours pass a stunning array of colorful crystal formations including stalactites, stalagmites, and columns. Enjoy the constant 50-degree year-round temperature. While on the grounds, have a picnic and enjoy gemstone and fossil mining, the Rock and Gift Shop, Perennial Gardens, and restoration. Cave of the Mounds is located just 20 minutes west of Madison, off U.S. Highways 18/151. To find out more visit the Cave of the Mounds website at www.caveofthemounds.com. Phone 608/437-3038.

In about 200 Words:

Cave of the Mounds – National Natural Landmark

Something Old Below Ground.

Over millions of years ago, deep beneath the ground, the Cave of the Mounds began to form. Water gradually dissolved the rock to create this magical underground world. Tours take you past a varied collection of colorful stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and other crystal formations. Our guides will delight you with tales of the history, science, and imagery of the various caverns and passageways you walk through.

Something New Above Ground.

The experience doesn’t stop below ground. Above ground, visitors to the Cave will find an array of activities to keep young and old alike entertained. Visit one of the most unique shops around – Our Rock Shop contains hundreds of unique minerals, fossils, and gemstones. Fill your pockets with treasure at our Gem Mining Sluice. Break open a geode to see what no other person has. Or wander our rock gardens, perennial gardens, and nature trails.

Fun Facts.

*Cave of the Mounds was discovered by accident after a routine quarry blast in 1939.

*The cave was found below the homestead of Ebenezer Brigham, the first permanent European settler in southern Wisconsin. He never knew the cave was beneath him!

*It takes 100 years for cave formations to grow just one centimeter!

*Your hair grows faster in 6 hours than our cave does all year.

*Open Year-Round, for more info visit www.caveofthemounds.com, or call 608/437-3038

Photos & Footage

Brechler Hanneman in Cave of the Mounds

Our History

Discovered in 1939 during an accidental quarry blast, Cave of the Mounds was a vision of two locals drawing thousands of people to a small town in Wisconsin. 

Read about the start of this journey that happened over 80 years ago that shook a town.

Family observing formation speleothem in Cave of the Mounds a place to visit in wisconsin

Our Geology

Cave of the Mounds has worked with Geology Departments across the Midwest since its start in 1940.

Today, we continue to work closely with geologists and speleologists, especially the University of Wisconsin – Madison GeoScience Department that have published papers as recently as 2022.

Photo of our Chert Creek in front of our Visitors Center

Maps & Guides

Caves aren’t the only place to discover a new world. Explore our gardens, hiking trails, and more with these maps & guides.

Want to take a sneak peek at the cave? There is also a Virtual Tour available and all the signs inside the cave with tons of information.

Brechler Hanneman in Cave of the Mounds

Our History

Discovered in 1939 during an accidental quarry blast, Cave of the Mounds was a vision of two locals drawing thousands of people to a small town in Wisconsin. 

Read about the start of this journey that happened over 80 years ago that shook a town.

Family observing formation speleothem in Cave of the Mounds a place to visit in wisconsin

Our Geology

Cave of the Mounds has worked with Geology Departments across the Midwest since its start in 1940.

Today, we continue to work closely with geologists and speleologists, especially the University of Wisconsin – Madison GeoScience Department that have published papers as recently as 2022.

Photo of our Chert Creek in front of our Visitors Center

Maps & Guides

Caves aren’t the only place to discover a new world. Explore our gardens, hiking trails, and more with these maps & guides.

Want to take a sneak peek at the cave? There is also a Virtual Tour available and all the signs inside the cave with tons of information.