Cave of the Mounds

  • Tour the Cave

    Tour the Cave
  • Mining for treasure

    Mining for treasure
  • Educational fun for the whole family

    Educational fun for the whole family

Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark is celebrating 75 years as the premier cave in the upper Midwest and the jewel box of America's major show caves. Visit our local National Natural Landmark - Open year 'round for guided tours of this beautiful natural limestone cave. Walking tours follow paved, lighted walkways on a stroll that is easy for all ages. Fill your pockets with treasure at the Gemstone Mine & Fossil Dig or discover unique natural items in our amazing Rock & Fossil Gift Shop. The Visitor Center has a variety of educational displays about the natural and cultural history of the area. Explore Rock, Rain and Butterfly Gardens, Interpretive Trails, & picnic areas that offer visitors an exceptional outdoor experience! School, scout and group programs are available by advance reservation and Family Programs and Special Events are available all year 'round!

Hours of Operation

March 15-Memorial Day Weekend: Weekdays 10am-4pm, Weekends 9am-5pm; Memorial Day-Labor Day: Tours depart frequently from 9am-6pm; After Labor Day to Nov 15: Weekdays 10am-4pm, Weekends 9 am-5pm; Nov 16-March 14: Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm; Weekdays please call for tour time.

Directions

Cave of the Mounds is located just 20 miles West of Madison on scenic highways US 18/151. Exit Cave of the Mounds Rd. Follow signs approx. 1 mile. Midway between Madison and Dodgeville.

Natural Attractions Type

  • Caves