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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin: Troll Carvings Town

Different hand-carved trolls line the "Trollway" (Main St.) in the Troll Capital of the World.

US Hwy 151, Mount Horeb, WI
West of Madison, US Hwy 151. Trolls throughout town.
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Troll Carvings Town

Stop at the Mount Horeb Welcome Center at Main and 3rd St to get a map to help you find all 34 trolls. Some are inside, so you might not get to see them all.

[Bob Olsen, 05/29/2023]

Dental hygiene troll.

Troll Carvings Town

Many businesses in Mount Horeb display business-related trolls.

[Judith, 07/11/2018]


Troll Carvings Town

Apparently they trade out the trolls every so often.

[Taylor, 09/08/2015]

Tooth Fairy Troll.

Trolls Abounding

Just off of US 151 in Wisconsin, in the town of Mount Horeb on BUS 151, there are trolls everywhere. We found seven of them on the main streets, and one off to the side, hanging over a pub (The Grumpy Troll). We were especially taken by the Tooth Fairy in front of the dentist, the women in front of the welcome center, and of course, the Grumpu Troll.

Take a look; they're having a Summer Frolic the first weekend in June.

[Mike and Debbi Buike, 05/29/2009]



I have friends that live in Mount Horeb and went to visit them. I was slightly scared by the amount of trolls in the city. They are everywhere! Even the street signs have little trolls on them. A local dentist's sign has a troll holding a toothbrush.

When I made it into a gift shop in town, I did ask why there are trolls everywhere, since their local magazine had a map of where all the trolls are. They informed me that Norwegian folklore is that trolls protect the crop and make the crops more prosperous. So the trolls are around town for good luck. Makes sense now, but before that, it was kind of creepy.

[Lynn Van Hoose, 05/31/2007]

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