TOURS DAILY YEAR 'ROUND

These Walls Can Sing: The Art and Science of Cave Acoustics

How long have human beings been fascinated by the spellbinding nature of sound in caves? In a July 2008 article, National Geographic highlights the research of acoustics expert legor Reznikoff.  “Prehistoric peoples likely chose places of natural resonant sound to draw famed cave sketches.” 

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Who was Ebenezer Brigham?

Brigham seems a common name in southwest Wisconsin … travelers will notice Brigham Memorial Park, Brigham Township, Brigham Road and the like. Yet, where does this name originate? In 1789, Ebenezer Brigham was born to parents David and Martha in Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. In May of 1818, at the age of 29, he journeyed […]

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Rembrandt of Lighting

Many guests come from near and far to visit Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark! Although most guests comment or ask questions about geology, at least once a day a guest will pay particular attention to the cave’s lighting. Electricity for lights has been in play since we first opened in May of 1940, […]

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Discovery of a Natural Wonder

It all began in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, roughly 25 miles west of Madison, at the Brigham Farm. Members of the Brigham family had been living on the same site for about 112 years before the cave was discovered. The land where the cave was found had been used as a dairy farm by Charles Brigham […]

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Traveling Green and the 3 R’s

Did you know that Travel Green Wisconsin is a program to promote smart, environmentally friendly business practices? Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark is proud to be a founding member of this Wisconsin Department of Tourism program. Like other members, we care for the environment and want to do our part to keep it […]

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Winter Family Fun in Wisconsin: Animal Tracks in the Snow!

Winter is a great time to enjoy family fun outdoors in Wisconsin. A little preparation and imagination can fill winter days with lasting memories and exciting, new family traditions. Bundle up and hunt for signs of wildlife in local green spaces as near as your own backyard!  A fresh snowfall on the trails reveals – […]

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Ordovician Sea and Fossils

Did you know that, in addition to stalactites, stalagmites, and other cave formations, Cave of the Mounds contains a wide variety of fossils?  That’s right, ancient creatures are preserved in the rock right beneath our feet!  Looking at these fossils can take our imaginations back to a time when Wisconsin was a totally different—and amazing—place.

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Caroling in the Cave Featured on Milwaukee’s NPR

Each year during the first weekend in December Cave of the Mounds hosts the annual Caroling in the Cave charity concert event.  Check out this great piece by Maayan Silver with Milwaukee NPR (WUWM). Christmas Sounds Among the Limestone

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Top 6 Ways to Prepare for Your Underground Adventure

Planning a visit to a show cave near you or during your next vacation? New adventures need some forethought.- especially when travelling with children. Here are some common ways to prepare – and important things to know – before you descend into the hollows!

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Cave of the Mounds Receives Stewardship Award

We are so proud and honored to announce that Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark was nominated for and received the 2017 Governor’s Tourism Stewardship Award.

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