One of the most breathtaking visuals in the Midwest is located in the tiny village of Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. The National Natural Landmark was discovered by accident in 1939. Cave of the Mounds is literally one of the most spectacular hidden gems in Wisconsin.

For decades, thousands of adults and kids have explored the natural limestone cave. The destination attracts individuals, groups, schools, and more from all over the United States. Not only are the visuals in the cave outstanding, but the gift shop area also has its own bragging rights.

Before and/or after you explore the cave you can crack your own rocks and find beautiful stones of your own to take home.

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Have You Ever Been To Cave Of The Mounds?

I've visited this incredible cave three times, twice as a child and once with my own kids. Whether you are into rocks, a collector, or have no knowledge about any of that, I promise you'll enjoy what you see. Although the path through the cave you will find knowledgeable staff members who are happy to share interesting facts about what it is you're looking at.

Cave Of The Mounds has been hosting a unique Halloween event for several years that it is perfect for the whole family. Their unique twist makes their HOLLOW-een event special.

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How can you add even more pizazz to this cave, which is over a million years old? Incorporate Halloween without jeopardizing the rock formations. (You'll learn why this is so important when you visit the place yourself.)


It's rocks, crystals, fossils, and candy. The year-round attraction is giving young cave enthusiasts the chance to explore the cave, learn about the formations, and fill up their candy buckets.

In an interview with WTMV-TV,  Tate Phillip, from Cave of the Mounds, said this:

You get fun corny jokes, and it’s such a positive mood down here as you’re walking around and sometimes you’ll get to see people dress up in those costumes that they love to wear.

Not only will children be able trick-or-treat in costume (or without) the candy they collect will be sugar-free.

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Hollow-een at Cave of the Mounds is happening every day in October and costs $2 extra in addition to the regular admission prices.

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