TOURS DAILY YEAR 'ROUND

Upcoming Events

Cave of the Mounds offers a variety of events year ’round. From family events like Jingle & ROCK to our popular Cave After Dark events for adults, there is something for everyone!

Jingle And Rock: December 7

Jingle And Rock: December 7

Special kids and family event. Photos with Santa in the Cave and special “Jingle and ROCK” tours throughout the day. Special holiday performance by Ken Lonnquist.

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Caroling in the Cave: December 6-8

Caroling in the Cave: December 6-8

13th annual charity concert series featuring Deliberate Vibration, greenTONE a cappella and Solstice Brass.

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Sing-a-Long Caroling Tours: Select Days in December

Sing-a-Long Caroling Tours: Select Days in December

Celebrate the season on a Sing-a-Long Tour inside Cave of the Mounds! Booklets with the lyrics to several popular holiday songs will be provided at the start of the tour. At each stop along the tour route your tour group will have the opportunity to sing a holiday carol and hear your voices resonate through the cave. Fun for all ages and singing abilities!

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Public Programs: Saturdays and Sundays

Public Programs: Saturdays and Sundays

Enhance your Cave Tour by learning even more about Wisconsin geology and Cave of the Mounds! FUN for all ages, these programs are open to the public.

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Cave After Dark - Underground Cocktail Lounge: December 14

Cave After Dark - Underground Cocktail Lounge: December 14

Part of our popular Cave After Dark series for adults 21+. Cocktail tasting and live jazz by Mambo Blue inside the cave and cash bar with live music by The Nighttime Quartet in the Visitor Center.

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Winter Break Hours: December 26 - January 5

Winter Break Hours: December 26 - January 5

Open 9AM – 5PM, tours on the hour, last tour leaves at 4PM (Cave of the Mounds is CLOSED on December 24 and December 25 for the Christmas holiday.)

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Winter Glow Tours: Weekdays Dec. 26 - Jan. 3

Winter Glow Tours: Weekdays Dec. 26 - Jan. 3

A specialty tour like no other! Deck yourself out with glow sticks and tattoos before you embark on a magical tour through the underground on warm, lighted pathways by flashlight! Learn about minerals that glow in the dark or light up under fluorescent light! Come Glow with us!

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Winter Break Family Programs: December 26 - January 5

Winter Break Family Programs: December 26 - January 5

Winter Break at Cave of the Mounds is packed with enrichment programs for the whole family. Come explore the wonders of nature, both above and below ground!

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Winter Wellness Wednesday: January 15 7-8:30PM

Winter Wellness Wednesday: January 15 7-8:30PM

Take time for yourself and experience Cave of the Mounds in a new way!

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Cave After Dark - 40 Below Blues & Brews: January 18

Cave After Dark - 40 Below Blues & Brews: January 18

Part of our popular Cave After Dark series for adults 21+. Escape the winter blues and the cold weather just 40 feet below the surface in the WARM cave. Beer tasting and live blues by John Red Beard inside the cave. Cash bar and live blues by Catfish Stephenson and T Burns above ground.

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Scandihoovian Winter Festival: February 1

Scandihoovian Winter Festival: February 1

Annual winter festival in Mt. Horeb and the surrounding area. Join us at Cave of the Mounds for winter fun on February 1! More details coming soon.

Cave After Dark - Love on the Rocks: February 15

Cave After Dark - Love on the Rocks: February 15

Part of our popular Cave After Dark series. Valentine’s event for couples 21 and older. Romantic, at-your-own-pace candlelit Cave Tour with live music above and below ground. Tasty treats and cash bar in our beautiful Visitor Center.

Winter Wellness Wednesday: February 19 7-8:30PM

Winter Wellness Wednesday: February 19 7-8:30PM

Take time for yourself and experience Cave of the Mounds in a new way.

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March Events

March Events

March Events

MARCH 14, 2020
CAVE AFTER DARK – “HOOLEY IN THE HOLLOWS”: A unique event for adults 21 and older celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Go on an underground “treasure” hunt for beer and wine sample tokens, geodes and gemstone mining bags and enjoy live traditional Irish music!

April Events

April Events

April Events

April 4-5, 2020 GSUSA Overnight 5PM-9AM

APRIL 10-12, 2020
GLOW QUEST UNDERGROUND EGGSTRAVAGANZA at CAVE OF THE MOUNDS – National Natural Landmark, Blue Mounds. A special family event. Walk through a passage INSIDE the Cave called “The Meanders” which will be filled with OVER 300 GLOWING EGGS! See if you can find all of the special glowing bunny eggs!

April 25, 2020 GSUSA Caves ROCK Program Event Day 10AM-2PM

April 26, 2020 GSUSA Naturalist Program Event Day 10AM-2PM

May Events

May Events

May Events

May 2, 2020 BSA Geology Merit Program Event Day 10AM-2PM

June Events

June Events

June Events

JUNE 20, 2020
CAVE AFTER DARK – “SUMMER TROLLSTICE”: Celebrate the summer solstice in style featuring food, beverages and live music from Mt. Horeb, the Troll Capital of the World!

July Events

July Events

July Events

JULY DATE TO BE DETERMINED
CAVE AFTER DARK – “SUMMER SOIREE”: Featuring performances by Cycropia Aerial Dance, live music and food and wine tastings in the gardens.

August Events

August Events

August Events

AUGUST 1-4, 2020
DISCOVERY DAYS: Annual family event celebrating the discovery of Cave of the Mounds and featuring special flashlight tours and a variety of above ground activities.

AUGUST 15, 2020
CAVE AFTER DARK – “JUICE JOINT JIVE”: Travel back in time to the 1920s and 30s, sample some distilled spirits and tasty treats and enjoy live swing music!

September Events

September Events

September Events

Girl Scout Fall 2020 Event Days

More information coming soon!