Cave of The Mounds National Natural Landmark

Description:

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. (Wikipedia)

608-437-3038
2975 Cave of the Mounds Road Blue Mounds WI 53517
Seasonal. See website.
43.017788 -89.815609
Amenities:
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Gardens
  • Scenic Overlook
Fee for one-hour guided cave tour
Local Knowledge:
On August 4, 1939, Cave of the Mounds was discovered accidentally when limestone quarry workers blasted a section of the quarry and exposed an opening to the cave. (Wikipedia)
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