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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".
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“love it”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

We took our parents here from france and they loved it. I still love this since I was a kid.

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Madison, WI
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Great, Great Cave---As Good as it Gets for Casual Cave Viewers---Just Gorgeous!!”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

What a great surprise me and my family had when we first visited this truly awesome and totally accessible (from the highway and the cave itself) cave! You'll be amazed---better than almost anything I saw at Mammoth Cave or elsewhere! Really!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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“Even in Winter, you can visit underground caverns”
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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1 Thank AnnMarie P
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Madison, Wisconsin
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118 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Timeless and awesome”
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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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“tourist in my own state!”
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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