Caves and Mines in MADISON with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Madison, Wisconsin, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Badger State you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Madison…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Cave Of The Mounds

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    (21 miles) Blue Mounds

    An exciting underground adventure in Wisconsin's premiere caves, with fossil digs, gemstone mining and hiking trails!

  • Crystal Lake Cave

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    (76 miles) Dubuque

    A living natural cave. You are invited to visit and witness the ongoing miracle that created this natural masterpiece of underground panorama. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

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  • Mt. Olympus and The Bay

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    (42 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    With an indoor AND outdoor theme park, outdoor water park, AND indoor water park all waiting to be enjoyed - Mt Olympus is certainly an exciting place to visit for all ages!

  • Timber Falls Adventure Park

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    (43 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    How can you go wrong at an amusement park that measures fun in screams per second! Rides for all ages in this exciting Wisconsin attraction.

  • Santas Village Azoosment Park

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    (89 miles) East Dundee

    Great family fun spending the day in three amusement parks in one...as well as a zoo!

  • Kalaharis Indoor Outdoor Waterpark

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    (39 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Indoor AND outdoor fun with these water parks at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin, with and indoor theme park too!

  • Noah's Ark Waterpark

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    (41 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Make a splash at America's LARGEST water park, with waterslides, wave pools, tube rides, mini golfs, arcades, and much more!

  • Rain Tree Resort

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    (42 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    With our indoor and outdoor waterparks, huge arcade, lounge and cafe. The RainTree Resort is the perfect Wisconsin Dells getaway for parents and children.

  • Polynesian Water Park Resort

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    (43 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    OVER 200,000 Sq. Ft. and nearly 500,000 Gallons of Indoor & Outdoor Water Park FUN! YEAR ROUND enjoy our 38,000 sq .ft. Indoor Waterpark Areas.

  • Chula Vista Resort Waterparks

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    (45 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    From the extreme to the sublime, the indoor and outdoor waterparks at Chula Vista Resort have been designed to meet the needs for everyone. With state of the art slides, relaxing lazy river, private ...

  • The Springs Water Park

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    (57 miles) Pewaukee

    Welcoming day visitors, the water park boasts several interactive zones for small children, a huge Water Works with cannons, geysers and it's own slides for older kids, and 3 serious thrill flumes ...

  • CoCo Key Indoor Water Park

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    (60 miles) Rockford

    CoCo Key is Northern Illinois' ONLY all indoor water park! Splash-tastic attractions, a fun arcade with redemption prizes, birthday party rooms, private cabanas, snack bars…get ready to cool down!

  • Magic Waters Waterpark

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    (61 miles) Cherry Valley

    Cool off in summer at this family water park, with great attractions for the whole family including slides, rivers, and the largest wave pool in Illinois!

  • Cool Waters Family Aquatic Park

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    (68 miles) West Allis

    Heated outdoor water park with enormous body and tube slides plus zero depth entry area with children's size waterslides and interactive features, sand volleyball and the adventure playground.

  • Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

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    (75 miles) Dubuque

    25,000 square feet of indoor waterpark in Iowa, with daily admission, and tons of water fun to be had!

  • Aquatics and Nature Museum

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    (82 miles) Round Lake

    offer 2 beach entry pools, 1 with interactive water play features including water slide, the other for more serious swimming. Also on site is the interactive Prairie Grass Nature Museum and ...

  • The Water Works

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    (97 miles) Schaumburg

    Splashtastic family fun for the day at this indoor water park loved by kids!

  • Henry Vilas Zoo

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    (1 miles) Madison

    Free entry family zoo including multiple children's zoo features, discovery centre, herpetarium, plus train and carousel rides.

  • Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue

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    (38 miles) Rock Springs

    Offering self guided tours of the rescue facility, plus 3 varying led-tour types for a more intensive experience, including Morning Feeding and the thrilling Night Tour.

  • Timbavati Wildlife

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    (42 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Experience an up close and personal encounter with a variety of animals guaranteed to give you memories for a lifetime. Enjoy the new Camel Ride or a take stroll around the Storybook Gardens, this ...

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm

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    (61 miles) East Troy

    A fun and educational animal petting zoo with interactive animal experiences, pony rides, hay rides and even kittens!

  • Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo

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    (62 miles) Byron

    Over 30 species of animal for observation, plus environmental education classes and workshops held largely aimed at children and a live snake exhibit in the Nature Centre. Green ski run and ...

  • Summerfield Zoo

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    (66 miles) Belvidere

    From the Alligators to the Zebra, this sweet Illinois zoo and farm has family fun, education, and entertainment! Great for those personal animal experiences!

  • Milwaukee County Zoo

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    (69 miles) Milwaukee

    More than 2,275 creatures are waiting in this family friendly zoo, with workshops, concerts and food festivals too! A fun animal filled day out for all ages in Milwaukee!

  • House on the Rock

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    (37 miles) Spring Green

    The House on the Rock is the grand vision of Alex Jordan, who believed that sights and sounds were the most effective means of stimulating the senses. He wanted guests to question his creation, to ...

  • Knuckleheads Bowling and Indoor Fun

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    (43 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Entertaining indoor fun with an XD theatre ride, rope course and 24 lane bowling facility.

  • The Big Backyard

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    (65 miles) New Berlin

    A fun indoor play center where kids can ride, climb, slide, and have fun! A great Wisconsin adventure for kids aged up to 8 years (but older are welcome!)

  • My Town Playground

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    (82 miles) Island Lake

    Indoor playground for children 6 years and under, with ride ons, toys and play areas.

  • TreeHouse

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    (91 miles) Lake Zurich

    Visit a fun indoor play center fueled by the imagination of children! Kids of all ages - including parents - can enjoy the many fun play activities in this Lake Zurich fun palace!

  • Jump Zone of Schaumburg

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    (98 miles) Schaumburg

    Fun indoor open play and party center in Schaumburg, with plenty of inflatables for those active kids!

  • FireZone

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    (98 miles) Schaumburg

    A unique interactive indoor play center, allowing a fun, hands-on look into the world of firefighting. Limited opening times.

  • Yu Kids Island Chicago

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    (99 miles) Schaumberg

    Fun indoor play for kids with over 10 attractions for to play with...from dancing balloons to an enormous revolving tree! An all weather option for kids of most ages.

  • Legoland Discovery Center Chicago

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    (100 miles) Schaumburg

    An indoor family entertainment destination and play center with over three million LEGO® bricks and nine attractions!

  • UW Geology Museum

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    Madison

    Take a journey into the deep history of Wisconsin at this fascinating Geology Museum, with hands-on learning for kids!

  • Madison Childrens Museum

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    (1 miles) Madison

    Features include art studio, interactive gear and water exhibits, restored log cabin with period activities, and two unique and highly imaginative eco play areas with one for under 5s and one for ...