The Cave Of The Mounds is a terrific place to visit if you are going to be in the Wisconsin area. As part of my Road Trip 2012 series, I am excited to blog about The Cave Of The Mounds. It’s a National Natural Landmark, and it was worth the trip. Back when we first started planning our trip, my husband’s friend sent us several links to different places that were in the Wisconsin area we visiting. The Cave Of The Mounds was one of the places that caught our eye, and we added to our “must see” places. Our oldest was a bit skeptical about going, and was pretty grumpy when we first got there. Thankfully, that did not last, and he was as into the trip as the rest of our family.
Before we even went inside, I was absolutely enthralled with the scenery. It was one of those picture perfect settings that kind of take your breath away. The only downside of the whole day was the heat. It was H-O-T hot outside. Lucky for us, that was about to change. After we purchased our tickets and were waiting for our appointed tour time, we took some time to look around the beautiful gift shop. They had so many neat things to look at, from gems to jewelry to glasses to key chains.
Before long, we were called in for our tour. We watched a brief history about the discovery of the cave and the surrounding areas. Then it was time to descend into the cave for our tour. What a difference in temperature, I was immediately relieved at the coolness of the cave. I think hubby and kids were cold, though. The cave was not at all what I had pictured in my mind. It was a whole lot neater!
As you can see, it was truly a breathtaking experience. At one point, we were 70 feet underground. And we had to turn sideways to squeeze through the cave to get to another chamber. I am not claustrophobic by any means but it was kind of making me nervous. But it was so worth it to take in the beauty of nature. If you ever visit Wisconsin, The Cave Of The Mounds is definitely a trip to make if you are able. By the time we exited the cave, supported the gift shop, and walked back to the car, my oldest son was very glad we came. And so were we!