southern Wisconsin Attractions
Combine 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 Southwest Wisconsin and Beyond
- The House on the Rock 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. (30 minutes / 27 miles from Cave of the Mounds)
- Mount Horeb - Mount Horeb Trollway is known for the many life-size trolls carved into tree trunks along its main street, now dubbed "The Trollway". 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. (8 minutes / 4 miles from Cave of the Mounds)
- Havens Petting Farm 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! (4 minutes / 2.1 miles from Cave of the Mounds)
- Little Norway Little Norway will not be open to the public in 2014. 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.
- Tyrol Basin 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. (10 minutes / 3 miles from Cave of the Mounds)
- Taliesin 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. (36 minutes / 33 miles from Cave of the Mounds)
- 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 on 110 acres of hilly woods and meadows above the Wisconsin River. The 201-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre opened in 2009. (37 minutes / 24 miles from Cave of the Mounds)