Spectacular cave full of rare formations
The Cave of the Mounds is a spectacular limestone cave near the town of Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. The Cave of the Mounds stands out not just for its beauty, but also its geological importance. While it’s not the most famous cave in US, it does possess one of the richest varieties of mineral formations in the area, a fact which has led many to call it “America’s Jewel Box.” There are guided tours of the cave almost every day of the year and they take you through the glittering galleries of crystallized minerals and give you some background into the history and geology behind the cave. Make sure to bring a sweater or light jacket as the cave maintains a steady temperature of around 50º throughout the year.