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Cave of the Mounds, Blue Mounds

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Cave of the Mounds, a natural limestone cave located near Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, United States, is named for two nearby hills called the Blue Mounds. It is located in the southern slope of the east hill. The cave's beauty comes from its many varieties of mineral formations called speleothems. The Chicago Academy of Sciences considers the Cave of the Mounds to be "the significant cave of the upper Midwest" because of its beauty, and it is promoted as the "jewel box" of major American caves. In 1987, the United States Department of the Interior and the National Park Service designated the cave as a National Natural Landmark.
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  • My wife & I made a detour into Wisconsin on our way to Kansas City to stop here and boy are we grand we did. The caves were so very cool & the people that work there were so informative. Make sure to....  more
    My wife & I made a detour into Wisconsin on our way to Kansas City to stop here and boy are we grand we did. The caves were so very cool & the people that work there were so informative. Make sure to....  more »
  • I have been on many cave tours all over the country and this is the first one I've been to that was self-guided. I liked that you were able to go at your own pace and take your time looking things... 
    I have been on many cave tours all over the country and this is the first one I've been to that was self-guided. I liked that you were able to go at your own pace and take your time looking things...  more »
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  • This is a really beautiful cave! The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and funny. It was very interesting to see all the different formations and how untouched they were. It's also worth the cost just to get the opportunity to see what absolute darkness looks like when they turn out the lights. I'm very happy I went!
  • An incredible natural wonder, with nice gift shops, knowledgable tour guides, and fun activities for kids. We come back every year. Nothing better than stepping from a 90 degree summer day into the cool ghostly delight of a 50 degree cavern full of beautiful, seemingly impossible formations.

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