Area Attractions & Recreation

Area Attractions

There's more to the area than APT; take time to explore all there is to offer, from astounding collections to the Wisconsin River and the natural beauty this part of the state is famous for.

Cave of the Mounds
2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517
(608) 437-3038 |
Cave of the Mounds – National Natural Landmark: Discover Buried Treasure – Discover Fun. This natural limestone cave offers tours daily on paved and lighted walkways. Tours pass a stunning array of colorful crystal formations including stalactites, stalagmites, and columns. Enjoy the constant 50-degree year-round temperature. While on the grounds, have a picnic and enjoy gemstone and fossil mining, the Rock and Gift Shop, natural perennial gardens, and prairie restoration. Cave of the Mounds is located just 20 minutes west of Madison, off U.S. Highways 18/151. 

Fall Art Tour
(608) 356-7805 |

The third full weekend each October, some of Wisconsin’s best-known artisans open their studios allowing visitors a unique, behind-the-scenes view into how their work is created. Each year, the Fall Art Tour draws visitors from around the country to artists studios in and around Mineral Point, Dodgeville, Spring Green and Baraboo. Join us for a scenic autumn countryside drive. Along the way you will learn how the artists work their magic in their own studios with opportunities to purchase fine art and fine craft from its source. We hope to see you October 18, 19 & 20, 2024. 

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
18 Shakerag St, Mineral Point, WI 53565
(608) 987-3292 |

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, Mineral Point's nationally known art school, offers creative workshops and programs year-round. Workshops are informative, fun, and led by working artists and craftspersons from across the country and across the street. Classes range from half-day project-oriented workshops to week-long immersive workshops for all skill levels. Retreats of several days allow you to experience several workshops in a category. Come create with us!

Taliesin Preservation
5607 County Rd C, Spring Green, WI 53588
(608) 588-7900 |

Discover the legacy of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin, his home and studio in Spring Green. Down the road from APT, Taliesin boasts buildings spanning nearly every decade of Wright’s career. Designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark, Taliesin is a must-see destination for history/architecture buffs and cultural heritage enthusiasts. Your adventure begins at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center at Riverview Terrace, home to non-profit organization Taliesin Preservation. Find renewed inspiration when you take an unforgettable tour, explore our curated gift shop, or sit and relax while enjoying the river view.

The Slowpoke Lounge & Cabaret
137 W Jefferson St., Spring Green, WI, 53588 | [email protected]

Slowpoke Lounge & Cabaret has craft cocktails, quality snacks from local producers, and a comfy vibe. Play something from our record collection, or just relax in our outdoor beer garden. We have a variety of music events throughout the year, and are also the home of Two Crows Theatre Company in the winter. Someone might even surprise you by sitting down at the piano, or with a pop-up jam session. Visit our website for details on upcoming events.


Whether it’s a bike ride through the hills, a beautiful hike through the woods or a canoe trip on the Wisconsin River, Spring Green and the River Valley area is a spectacular backdrop for all types of outdoor recreation.