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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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  • We visited with our kids (1.5 & 5) on the way to Wisconsin Dells. The cave is amazing and the kids had fun using their UV lights on the different rock sections. The guides were able to suggest areas....  more
    We visited with our kids (1.5 & 5) on the way to Wisconsin Dells. The cave is amazing and the kids had fun using their UV lights on the different rock sections. The guides were able to suggest areas....  more »
  • The customer service was awesome and the guides had great knowledge. Gorgeous gardens. The trails are well marked and beautiful too. 
    The customer service was awesome and the guides had great knowledge. Gorgeous gardens. The trails are well marked and beautiful too.  more »
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  • It was a beautiful setting. A few different hiking trails with beautiful scenery as well. They make it fun with little scavenger hunts you can do and all of it is self-paced. You may have to get creative in entertaining yourself if you're trying to stay there for more than an hour to hour and a half as there is not much to do other than the cave and the gift shop. Still worth the trip because the cave was beautiful! I love that they had workers stationed throughout the cave and giving the guests little tidbits of information. Especially the freedom to walk past if you were not interested or to stay and get more insight.
  • An exceptional cave, displaying the earthly wonder world and teaching us the geological and evolution history. It’s thrilling to walk in a relatively large cave. Display boards and the stationed staff provide more educational insights ! Don’t forget to see the colorful display of the “time machine and transformation of various minerals” while in the dark. An educational exhibit, no the geological history, for the entire family. Good approach roads and plenty of car parking at the facility.

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