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.”
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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.
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!