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History Tour at Cave of the Mounds

2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd.
Blue Mounds, WI 53517
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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.


Discovered by accident in 1939 and was originally known as a cave without a legend. 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.

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

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