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“Even in Winter, you can visit underground caverns” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cave of the Mounds

Cave of the Mounds
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Owner description: The most beautiful cave in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest, Cave of the Mounds lies just off U.S. Highways 18/151 in Blue Mounds, WI. The United States Department of the Interior and the National Park Service designated Cave of the Mounds a National Natural Landmark because the site possesses "exceptional value as an illustration of the nation's natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of man's environment". Curious tourists and budding cave enthusiasts have been enjoying an introduction to caving in the midwest for years while visiting Cave of the Mounds. Commonly referred to as the "jewel box" of America's major caves for the variety and delicacy of its formations, Cave of the Mounds is recognized by the Chicago Academy of Sciences as "the significant cave of the upper Midwest".
Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Even in Winter, you can visit underground caverns”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Nice tour, hike through the caverns, good giftshop and program to explain about caverns, animals that live in caves, etc.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Timeless and awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

Beautiful formations carved by water in an easily accessible location and presentation. Kids especially enjoy seeing evidence of the age of the planet.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“tourist in my own state!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

my hubby and i went here searching for a small road trip to take one afternoon. we liked the tour, the guide was really knowledgeable, and the town near cave of the mounds is cute too. one cool thing about the cave is that its always around 50 degrees all year round. go here!

Visited March 2011
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Illinois
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Cool Place on a hot day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

neat hour long tour of a very nice cave. stairs are on the tour, just so you are aware. great place for a picnic lunch.

Visited June 2011
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New England, North Dakota
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Tour guide was the best part”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

I have been to a lot of caves. This was not an amazing cave by any count but it was a fun hour with my spouse. Our tour guide was the best part for me. She was very energetic, funny, polite, & informative. We did watch a short video before going in the cave but it was a waste of time. There was one part of the cave where you go thru a column. If you are too large of a person, you probably will not fit. All and all it's ok but it is not an amazing cave by any means.

Visited October 2011
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