*Exploring Mount Horeb | Blue Mounds, WI

Exploring Mount Horeb/Blue Mounds

Welcome to the Troll Capital of the World®!  The Mount Horeb/Blue Mounds area is situated amid rolling wooded hills and narrow scenic valleys.  For active visitors bike the Military Ridge State Trail, take a hike at one of our beautiful parks, horseback ride at Donald Park or ski/snowboard at Tyrol Basin. For a more relaxed visit drive through the beautiful countryside, or stroll the downtown and spot a few trolls. Stay at one of our great hotels and make time to see everything that Mount Horeb has to offer. Be sure to pack your camera, as the many art carved trolls along our “Trollway,” or Main Street, are very photogenic!

Mount Horeb offers you an opportunity for unhurried shopping and discovery. The downtown is distinguished by its variety of specialty shops – many located in large Victorian homes – which offer antiques, books, jewelry, unique home items, made in Wisconsin items, homemade chocolate and pastries, imported Scandinavian items and holiday decor. The Mount Horeb area is also home to artists and crafters who sell their paintings, ceramics, pottery and more in consignment shops and galleries.

Festivals and special events abound in Mount Horeb, beginning with the Summer Frolic and Spring Art Tour (an open studios event) in June. These events also include the Art Fair in July, Thirsty Troll Brew Fest in September, and Fall Heritage Festival in October. Join the Sons of Norway for a dazzling assortment of traditional Norwegian foods during both their Kaffe Stue Brunch, and their Fall Heritage Festival Host Frokost Breakfast, with servers dressed in authentic colorful Norwegian costumes.

Be sure to visit the Driftless Historium. The Driftless Historium Museum is an award winning Interpretive Center telling the story of Southwestern Dane County from pre-history to modern day. The Wally Keller Tool Museum, located in the flagship Duluth Trading Company store, consists of over 1,000 vintage and antique tools. And foodies, and wine and microbrew connoisseurs will delight in visiting the many wonderful restaurants in the area, including the Grumpy Troll Brewery Restaurant Pizzeria, Botham Vineyards and Sjolinds Chocolate Shop and Factory.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy and explore in the Mount Horeb/Blue Mounds area.
For more information, visit Trollway.com