Little Norway, or Valley of the Elves
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.
Aunt Mary's Hooterville Inn,
Aunt Mary's Hooterville Inn has been part of the village of Blue Mounds
for close to 50 years. It is located one block from the Military Ridge
Bicycle Trail, and a stones throw from the Cave of The Mounds or Little
Norway. Blue Mound State Park is at the edge of the village to the west
and Brigham county Park is just to the east. Aunt Mary's Hooterville
inn is where the locals come to share a cold beer and a story and
visitors are welcomed as friends.
Cave of the Mounds - National
Cave of the Mounds - National Natural Landmark provides an excellent
introduction to caving in the midwest. This page is a great place to
start to learn more about the science and history of our Cave, as well
as discover neat general caving facts like nicknames given for various
formations, meanings of spelunking, and safety tips! Follow the links
below or just scroll down to learn more.
Harley Blue Bar and Grill
Welcome to Harley Blue! We offer great
lunch specials as well as our regular menu items Monday through Friday.
We are proud to annouce that our Friday night fish fry has just
recently been awarded the Flecth & Dana 2006 Fabulous Fish Fry
Come and see for yourself why this award was given to us and try our
fish fry for yourself. In addition to our fish fry, we have scrumptious
poor man's lobster, broiled or hand-battered fried shrimp, and shrimp
scampi all served with your choice of potato and salad. Every third
Saturday of each month we also offer a slow-roasted prime rib dinner
complete with all the trimmings. As always, we offer a wide selection
of beverages too!
The Blue Mounds Dharma Center
The Blue Mounds region
of Southern Wisconsin has long been held sacred. The natural beauty of
the rolling land, forested hillsides and commanding views invites our
full potential to shine forth. The mission of the center is the
promotion of grassroots spirituality.
spirituality includes the four core values:
- To reveal the trinity
of body, mind and spirit.
- To create a vibrant
community (sangha) that facillitates and challenges our continued
- Restoring our
relationship to the land.
- To serve the greater
Our belief is that
personal growth is most fulfilling when it is held in the context of
the greater whole. This Boddhisattvic belief is a guiding principle of
our work at the Blue Mounds Dharma Center.