Who found the Cave of the Mounds?
Ebenezer Brigham traveled from Massachusetts down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi to join the Wisconsin lead rush in the late 1820’s. He established his “diggings” and built a smelting furnace and a house just north of where the cave would be discovered over 100 years later.
How was the Cave of the Mounds made?
The story of the geologic formation of the Cave of the Mounds begins with the creation of the rock in which the Cave is found. The Cave was formed within sedimentary rock, a limestone made of compacted seashells. This rock dates back over 400 million years to the Ordovician Period of the earth’s geologic history.
Is Cave of the Mounds man made?
Cave of the Mounds, a natural limestone cave located near Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, United States, is named for two nearby hills called the Blue Mounds. In 1987, the United States Department of the Interior and the National Park Service designated the cave as a National Natural Landmark.
How deep is the Cave of the Mounds?
INSIDE THE CAVE The straight-shot length of the caverns, from the “South End Collapse” to the end of the “Dream River Room” (as the bat flies, though Cave of the Mounds doesn’t have bats!) is approximately 750 feet.
Is Cave of the Mounds haunted?
Our HOLLOWeen event is family friendly and includes trick-or-treating in the cave, free family hayrides any many more family activities. There are no haunted houses as part of our HOLLOWeen event here at Cave of the Mounds.
How long does it take to walk through Cave of the Mounds?
about 45 minutes
It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to walk through the caves. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a sweater or light jacket.
Are there bats in Cave of the Mounds?
Bats seem the obvious companion to a cave, and although there are no bats inside Cave of the Mounds, the sky above the savanna and prairie come alive with the flutter of these winged mammals. Little Browns, Big Browns and Hoary bats keep pest insects in check for a good portion of the year.
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Is Cave of the Mounds worth visiting?
Very nice, worthwhile visit for the entire family! We spent around 3 hours there, in the cave, gift shop and had a little pic-nic on the grounds afterward. I would recommend going there for a couple or family of all ages visit.
What is the temperature in Cave of the Mounds?
Cave of the Mounds has a constant year-round temperature of 50 degrees.
How long do people spend at Cave of the Mounds?
The tour is about an hour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the caves. The only complaint I had was she talked to us like we were children which would have been fine but we only had one child in the group.