Home / Travel Guides - Blue Mounds

Let's Explore

Blue Mounds


More About
Blue Mounds, WI

About Blue MoundsServing as landmarks for Winnebago Indians and lead miners following the ore veins from Galena, Ill., two blue hills, the highest in southern Wisconsin, attracted Ebenezer Brigham in 1828. Using nothing more than a windlass, rope and tub, Brigham extracted more than 4 million pounds of lead from the ground. With his establishment of a smelting furnace, the town of Blue Mounds took shape.

When the Black Hawk War threatened, settlers built Fort Blue Mounds, which successfully defended the town during an ambush by Sac Indians. The fort later helped supply the troops who drove Black Hawk out of the state. A bronze plaque now commemorates the site.

Things to Do Blue Mound State Park

Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark

Read More

Blue Mounds, WI

AAA Inspected & Approved TOP Hotels

In-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. All hotels must meet the same basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality to be AAA Approved. A rating of one to five AAA Diamonds tells members what type of experience to expect, from no-frills to highly personalized.

call or visit a AAA Travel Agent Today!

Find a AAA Office

As a AAA member, you'll save even more. Your AAA Travel Agent will check to see if AAA Vacations is combinable with other AAA member benefits, plus cruise and tour past passenger discounts and benefits.

Not a Member?

Join Now