Below Ground

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: 

MASKS ARE REQUIRED both inside the cave and inside the buildings at all times. Hand sanitizing stations are installed in all public buildings. Self Guided tours depart frequently 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.  Due to state mandated building capacities inside of the buildings, -typically only Saturdays and Sundays – we recommend dressing for the weather in case you have to wait outside for your tour.  Our surface nature trails, gift shop and mining sluice remain open until 5pm daily.

Ticket times are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Purchasing tickets online is optional.  Tickets are also available at the door.

Hours

We are open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

Our tour entries depart frequently.

The last entry at 4 pm.

What is a Self-Paced Tour?

Take a self-paced stroll through this geologic wonder. Entries enter  regularly every day of the year. Your walk will guide you past 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 enjoy the Cave’s constant 50-degree temperature that makes the cave feel cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Whether you’re a curious tourist or a budding cave enthusiast, Cave of the Mounds has something for everyone to discover.

What is a Membership?

Help support the conservation of Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark by becoming a Keys to the Cave member. Membership is good for 1 year from the date of your first Cave visit. You can purchase membership for multiple members at once. All proceeds of memberships go towards protecting this geologic treasure. You can purchase your Annual Memberships in person the day of your visit.

Membership Benefits include: Keys to the Cave card, granting you unlimited Cave Tour admissions at Cave of the Mounds for 1 year

Special ‘Members Only’ events and special ‘Members Only’ discounts at Cave After Dark events

Free subscription to our email newsletter

Other great email offers throughout the year!

Discounts at other area attractions.

Cave VIP Private Guided Tours

Captivating Cave VIP Experience

$199.99

Exclusive private guided Tour for your group of 10 total family or friends!

MUST BE PURCHASED 48  HOURS IN ADVANCE

Specific time and date must be booked by phone (608) 437-3038 x0

**PLEASE INDICATE  THE DATE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN**

Tickets are non-refundable.

Deluxe VIP Experience

$299.99

Exclusive guided  for your group of 10 total family or friends plus your choice of either mining bags or geodes !

MUST BE PURCHASED 48  HOURS IN ADVANCE

Specific time and date must be booked by phone (608) 437-3038 x0

**PLEASE INDICATE  THE DATE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN**

Tickets are non-refundable.

Ultimate Cave VIP Package

$399.99

Exclusive guided  for your group of 9 total family or friends plus your choice of either mining bags and geodes !

MUST BE PURCHASED 48  HOURS IN ADVANCE

Specific time and date must be booked by phone (608) 437-3038 x0

**PLEASE INDICATE  THE DATE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN**

Tickets are non-refundable.

Fun with Fluorescence VIP Package

(9 am daily)

$249.99

9am daily by advance reservation only

Exclusive VIP private guided Black-light Tours for your group of 9 total family or friends!

MUST BE PURCHASED 48  HOURS IN ADVANCE

Specific time and date must be booked by phone (608) 437-3038 x0

**PLEASE INDICATE  THE DATE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN**

Tickets are non-refundable.