Troll Capital of the World
Welcome to Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, the Troll Capital of the World! Located in southern Wisconsin, Mount Horeb is the destination of choice for thousands of travelers from all over the world every year. The area features several one-of-a-kind attractions that are sure to be of interest and adventure! Rich in Norwegian history, Mount Horeb features several cultural festivals each year. Distinctive shops and antique malls, located in authentic restored buildings and Victorian homes, line its historic Main Street. Also located on the Trollway, are quaint eateries featuring homemade entrees and baked goods such as Swedish rye bread, Norwegian lefse and rosettes.
Cave of the Mounds, a Registered National Natural Landmark, takes visitors through a cavern of colorful stalactites, stalagmites, waterfalls and other mineral formations. In addition to cave exploration enjoy beautiful rock gardens and walking trails. Located in the hills of Blue Mounds the limestone cave was accidentally discovered in 1939 and opened to visitors in 1940. Since it’s accidental discovery more than 60 years ago, visitors have been awed by this natural geologic wonder. Guided tours on paved, lighted walkways lead visitors past an unforgettable array of crystal formations. The constant temperature in the cave makes touring comfortable all year round.
area is active in every season. From the Blue Mound State Park Candlelight Ski held in January to the Horribly Hilly Hundreds cycling competition, the
area is host to an assortment of not-to-be-missed special events.
Nestled in a beautiful valley twenty miles west of Madison, hidden in the foothills of Blue Mounds, is a charming and unique outdoor museum known as Little Norway. It has another, more romantic name which suggests more vividly the sense of magic that pervades this lovely valley: Nissedahle, or Valley of the Elves. An outstanding and unique collection of Norse antiques has been assembled in this homestead of early Norwegian settlers. The museum is nestled in a tiny wooded valley among the foothills of Blue Mounds. The "Norway Building" built in Norway for Chicago's Colombian Exposition of 1893, is a fine example of ancient Norse church architecture. This building contains an impressive and colorful collection of folk objects from both Scandinavia and America. Tucked among the deep valleys and farmland of southern Wisconsin visitors can enjoy camping, fishing, golfing, swimming and a 39-mile recreation trail great for biking, hiking and jogging. Enjoy all of the Mount Horeb area attractions and be sure to come back often!
Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 84, 300 East Main Street • Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Phone: (608) 437-5914 • Toll Free (888) 765-5929
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