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Cave of the Mounds was accidentally discovered on August 4, 1939 on the Brigham Farm. Workers who were removing limestone from a quarry blasted into the Cave. The blast tore the face off the quarry and revealed a great underground tunnel. All quarrying stopped and was never resumed. The blast revealed a limestone cavern more than twenty feet high opening into other rooms and galleries.

The excitement of the discovery brought so many curiosity seekers that the Cave had to be closed in order to preserve it. Soon, lights and wooden wooden walkways were installed and in May 1940, Cave of the Mounds was opened to visitors.

Millions of visitors later, the Cave's wooden walkways have been replaced with concrete; a large stone building has replaced the original entry building; and theatrical lighting has been installed to dramatize the colors and shapes within the Cave. Picnic areas, rock gardens, gift shops, and a visitor center have been developed.

Location: P.O. Box 148, 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd., Blue Mounds Wisconsin 53517 Telephone 608-437-3038

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