History Tour at Cave of the Mounds

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Carl Brechler and Fred Hanneman discuss expanding the cave.
Cave of the Mounds waiting line is long as it almost beats Carlsbad Caverns in 1941.
People offload off the train to get to Cave of the Mounds
Tour Guide at Cave of the Mounds
Carl Brechler stands in the newly discovered cave
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2975 Cave Of The Mounds Rd - Blue Mounds, WI 53517
Information: 608-437-3038

Walk through the cave without a legend on the Cave of the Mounds History Tour. Learn about the story of an accidental discovery that turned into a national destination.

There are over 80 years of history including being a bomb shelter in the 1940s during WWII and a tornado shelter after the destruction of a nearby town in the 1980s. Special visitors like Frank Lloyd Wright and Gilbert Hemsley Jr.  In 1988, the Cave of the Mounds became a National Natural Landmark

.Before the cave was discovered, this land was the oldest farm in Dane County starting in 1828 before Wisconsin was a state. HISTORY NERDS WANTED. This tour talks about the history and the science woven into the tour.

March 5th, 10th, 19th, and 24th, 2023

Tickets are non-refundable and available February 7th. 2023. Tickets are $36.99 

  • Tour Type
    • Walking Tours
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Caves

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