your visit to Cave of the Mounds with a visit to one of the many
Wisconsin attractions in the beautiful Southwest region of the state – Where
History and Nature Meet! For more complete information we recommend
you visit the Southwest Wisconsin Visitor's Bureau at www.southwestwi.com.
Tourist Places in Wisconsin
Sample Wisconsin Attractions Itineraries - click here
There's no place quite like the fabulous House on the Rock. Be
ready to fire up your imagination. It is a mesmerizing introduction
to one person's imagination and dreams that have become reality.
Located in the heart of Southwest Wisconsin, this premier attraction
plays host to a half million guests a year.
Mount Horeb is known for the many life-size trolls carved into
tree trunks along its main street, now dubbed "The Trollway".
Visitors and residents can be seen taking a leisurely "Troll
Stroll" to enjoy these unique characters. The bustling business
district and nearby mall offer every type of business and service
that a community needs to be completely self-sufficient. Discover the region's rich and diverse history with a visit to the Mount Horeb Area Museum.
This local petting farm has a variety of animals for you to enjoy including calves, sheep/lambs, alpaca, pygmy goats, fainting goats, rabbits/bunnies, kittens, ducks/chicks, ponies, miniature donkeys, mini pot-belly pigs, and turkeys. Located about a mile from Cave of the Mounds, hands-on fun for the whole family!
Little Norway will not be open to the public in 2013. We hope they will reopen in the future.
Nestled in a beautiful valley twenty miles west of Madison, hidden
in the foothills of Blue Mounds WI 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.
A skier and snowboarder's paradise just 4 miles north of Mt. Horeb,
Tyrol Basin is situated in a scenic valley. All ages can enjoy
the 16 tree-lined trails that extend
over 40 acres on the 300
foot vertical hill. Of special interest to snowboarders is Tyrol's
halfpipe, considered the best in the Midwest.
Taliesin has been described as Frank Lloyd Wright's autobiography
in wood and stone. In a rural Wisconsin landscape stands the place where America's premier architect lived and worked for the majority
of his illustrious career Frank Lloyd Wright built Taliesin as
a home for himself, his family, his architectural practice, and
later the Taliesin Fellowship.
American Players Theatre (APT) is a professional outdoor repertory theater devoted to the great and future classics. It was founded in 1979 and continues to be one of the most popular outdoor classical theaters in the nation. APT is located in Spring Green, WI, on 110 acres of hilly woods and meadows above the Wisconsin River. The APT amphitheater is built within a natural hollow atop an oak-wooded hill. The 201-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre opened in 2009.
Crystal Cave is thought to have been discovered in 1881 by a local
farm boy, William R. Vanasse. In 1991, a new area of the cave
was discovered making Crystal Cave the longest cave in Wisconsin.
New passageways are being explored and each discovery is always
celebrated with much excitement.
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Let us help you plan your Wisconsin getaway. Visit as many of our attractions as you can, then plan another Wisconsin vacation in the near future. We'd love to see you visit us again and again because "You're Among Friends" in Wisconsin.
Plan for a vacation in unspoiled and scenic Southwest Wisconsin. You can enjoy attractions such as House on the Rock, Cave of the Mounds, Botham Vineyards, Taliesin, and Little Norway.
The NCA is a non-profit organization of publicly and privately
owned show caves and caverns - caves developed for public visitation.
Members of the Association stress the preservation of these natural
The NSS was founded for the purpose of advancing the study, conservation,
exploration, and knowledge of caves. More than 12,000 members
in 200 grottos conduct regular meetings to bring cavers together.
The National Speleological Society and its chapter the Wisconsin
Speleological Society are devoted exclusively to cave exploration
Travel Green Wisconsin
Cave of the Mounds is proud to be a charter member of the Travel Green Wisconsin certification program which encourages businesses to adopt sustainable practices in order to reduce their environmental footprint.