Cave of the Mounds - National Natural Landmark

Cave Tours daily, year 'round. Gemstone & Fossil Mining. 90 minutes West of Milwaukee.

2975 Cave of the Mounds Road
P. O. Box 148
Blue Mounds, WI • 53517
[email protected]
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Cave of the Mounds - National Natural Landmark: Discover Buried Treasure - Discover Fun. This natural limestone cave is open year 'round with 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 & Fossil Mining, Amazing Gift Shop, and Prairie Gardens. Cave of the Mounds is located just 20 minutes west of Madison, off U.S. Highways 18/151.

 ● Open Year 'Round
 ● Gemstone and Fossil Mining
 ● Extended programs available for Schools, Scouts and other Groups
 ● Special Events open to the public year 'round, and Private Event Rentals
 ● Ample Free Motor Coach parking available

To find out more, visit the Cave of the Mounds website at www.caveofthemounds.com, email [email protected], phone (608) 437-3038.

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Things You'll Find:

  1. 50 degrees year 'round.
  2. Tour follows paved, lighted walkways.
  3. Discovered August 4, 1939.

Onsite Amenities
& Features

  • WiFi Available
  • Motorcoach/Bus Parking
  • WiFi Available (Complimentary)
  • On-Site Parking
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Family Friendly


  • Miles to Airport: 115.00
  • Miles to the Convention Center: 100.00
  • Price Range: $$
  • Capacity of Largest Outdoor Space-Banquet Style: 50
  • Capacity of Largest Outdoor Space-Reception Style: 50