Self-paced tours of this geologic wonder depart every day of the year (except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve and Day). Visitors enjoy the Cave’s constant 50-degree temperature that makes the cave feel cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
The Duluth Trading Co. houses the Wally Keller Tool Museum, displaying a collection of vintage tools from farms, blacksmiths, firefighters, and more, some dating back to the early 1800s.
Wisconsin's newest cultural destination, the Driftless Historium emphasizes the enduring connection between the unique Driftless landscape and those who've lived here. Visit our award-winning exhibit galleries, browse the hundreds of unique items in the museum store, take part in interactive and educational programs or explore MHAHS's expansive archive and collection in our Research Center.
Tyrol Basin Ski & Snowboard Area provides family-friendly outdoor winter fun by offering skiing, boarding and tubing for people of all ages and abilities. Located just 5 miles north of Mount Horeb and 20 minutes west of Madison, Tyrol’s 17 tree-lined slopes extend over 40 acres on the 300-foot vertical hill.
Visit the tasting room, sample wines and learn more about their uncommon approach to winemaking in Wisconsin. Schedule a tour and/or a private tasting and get an insider's view into the vineyard, facilities, and winemaking. Spectacular grounds offer breathtaking views, wildlife, and birds in every direction. Just 10 minutes west of Mt Horeb.
Head to Mount Horeb and tour this bean-to-bar chocolate factory while enjoying delicious treats. Tours and sampling are available by appointment; call to arrange your tour.
Mount Horeb is the Troll Capital of the World. With over 35 trolls scattered throughout town, you are sure to stumble upon our playful friends watering flowers, overlooking hidden gems, and creating perfect photo opportunities.
Located just West of Madison, Mount Horeb is a short drive from many top attractions in the area. Enjoy a short 20-mile drive to New Glarus or Madison, 25-mile drive to American Players Theatre or Taliesin Preservation, and 30-mile drive to The House on the Rock.
Visit during the Spring Art Tour and see where the artists work; learn about their methods and their inspirations. Refine your own artistic skills by taking a class with watercolor artist Peg Ginsberg, or create something beautiful for your home at Board & Brush. Learn about the area’s Norwegian heritage and view historic cultural artifacts at the Driftless Historium. Enjoy arts and crafts at the summer Art Fair and at the Fall Village Market. No matter what time of year you visit, Mount Horeb offers a truly unique experience of culture, heritage, and artistry.
If you’re the outdoorsy type, you’re just a short drive from some incredible access to nature. Spend an afternoon hiking Stewart Lake County Park, or grab your bike and pedal right into Madison on the Military Ridge State Trail. Teach yourself to fly-fish in Black Earth Creek, or go horseback riding at Donald Park (bring your own horse). Those who’d rather cozy up inside can check out the public library or sip a hot drink at one of our locally owned cafes and eateries.
While Mount Horeb has maintained its
link to the past with the preservation of many of its vintage buildings and homes, the village is also a modern, full-service community for its residents and those of nearby communities. The bustling business district offers nearly every type of business and service that a community needs to be self-sufficient.
In Mount Horeb, dining is an experience! Savor a taste of Scandinavia at Sjölinds Chocolate House, wash down an Uff Da Pretzel with one of Grumpy Troll Brew Pub’s own microbrews, or enjoy locally sourced ingredients transformed into beautiful plates at Brix Cider and Sunn Cafe. Complete your Wisconsin dining experience by enjoying one our great local fish fry’s at Skål Public House.