Mount Horeb

Mount Horeb wears its Scandinavian heritage on its sleeve or at least on its Main Street. This thoroughfare is decorated with life-sized, carved, wooden trolls – the classic creatures of Scandinavian folklore. The quaint downtown includes specialty shops, antique stores, and artist studios.

Must see attractions:

Welcome to Mount Horeb, Troll Capital of the World! Discover the treasures of the Trollway and share the beauty of our community. The Trollway is Mount Horeb’s Main Street guarded by life-sized carved trolls that seem to appear just to welcome you. Other attractions include the Cave of the Mounds, a national natural landmark, as well as the Tyrol Basin Ski & Snowboard Area with winter fun for all ages. Tyrol Basin has sixteen tree-lined trails with three triple chairlifts and is open for skiing and boarding from November through March. The Cave of the Mounds is open all year.

Mark these events on your calendar:

  • Winter Festival
  • Summer Frolic
  • Spring Art Tour
  • Cajun Fest
  • Thirsty Troll Brew Fest
  • Fall Heritage Festival
  • Holiday Craft Bonanza

Don't leave without tasting...

  • Visit Sjolinds Chocolate House, for hand-crafted chocolates, pastries and much more
  • Grumpy Troll Brewery-Restaurant-Pizzeria for food beer and cheer
  • Bistro 101, where east meets west and fine drinks are served
  • Sole Sapore, for hearty Italian food
  • Fisher King Winery for fine wines made in Wisconsin

Explore your adventurous side

Tucked among the deep valleys and farmland of southern Wisconsin, visitors can enjoy camping, fishing, golfing, swimming and a 39-mile recreation trail, Military Ridge Trail, which runs from Madison to Dodgeville and is great for bicycling, hiking, snowmobiling and jogging. In addition, the surrounding hills and valleys make fabulous terrain for expert cyclists and have inspired the Horribly Hilly Hundreds Bike Event. Beautiful Parks abound including Blue Mound State Park, Stewart Lake Park, and Donald Park.

Explore your creative side

Mount Horeb is brimming with creativity! The Spring Art Tour in June gives visitors a rare look into the studios of talented artists whose lifestyles and creativity will inspire and uplift you while you explore the unique glacially driftless hills and valleys of Mount Horeb Blue and the surrounding area. Downtown Mount Horeb also has antique shops and galleries to delight visitors.