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Things to Do in Madison

Explore Madison

Explore Madison

University of Wisconsin Campus

716 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706

The campus is nestled between beautiful Lake Mendota and historic State Street. Guided Walking tours of the campus are available Mon-Friday at 3pm and noon on Saturday and Sunday. Tours depart from the Red Gym, 716 Langdon St., Madison.

Overture Center

201 State Street, Madison, WI 53702

Madison's Center for the Arts.

Wisconsin State Capitol

2 E. Main Street, Madison, WI 53702

The Wisconsin State Capitol is located between two lakes and reaches a height of 200', topped by a bronze statute, named "Wisconsin" Free tours are offered daily starting at 9:00 on the hour.

Alliant Energy Expo Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

Concerts and cultural events center. Hours vary depending on the event. World Dairy International takes place here each fall, bringing guests internationally.

Monona Terrace

1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

Located on the shimmering shores of Lake Monona, the Monona Terrace is based on Frank Lloyd Wright's vision in 1938 for the city of Madison. Daily tours are available at 1pm. $3,00 adults, $2.00 students.

East Towne Mall

89 East Towne Mall, Madison, WI 53704

Over 100 stores and eateries, including Boston Store, Dicks Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Sears, Victorias Secret, American Eagle and Bath and Body Works.

Henry Vilas Zoo

702 S. Randall Avenue, Madison, WI 53715

The Henry Vilas zoo, open year round, is one of only a few no admission, free parking accredited zoos nationwide.

House on the Rock

5745 Hwy 23, Spring Green, WI

The House on the Rock, the vision of Alex Jordan, is a collection of the most unique and eclectic collections. Self guided tours. Allow 3 hours for the ultimate tour.

Memorial Union

800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706

Familiar for its vibrant atmosphere and sunburst chairs. It is the most popular gathering place for the UW campus. Located on Lake Mendota, offering live music, food, sailboating or people watching. Dine in or relax outside.

Palace Cinemas

5205 High Crossing Blvd, Madison, WI 53718

Movie complex where all movies feature digital sound. Convenient parking. All theaters include Recliner Seating. Full service restaurant and bar is on premesis.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704

Stroll through 16 acres of outdoor display gardens including the rose garden, Thai pavillion, sunken garden and perennial garden. Enjoy a tropical paradise in the Bolz conservatory, a glass pyramid filled with exotic plants and flowers. $1.00 per person

University of Wisconsin Arboretum

1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711

The arboretum features many distinct ecological communities, horticultural collections, effigy mounds, & historic artifacts. Over 20 miles of a trail system, composed of footpaths, boardwalks and fire lanes.

Kohl Center

601 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53711

Arena and athletic center at the University of Wisconsin Madison. The building opened in 1998, is home to the UW men's and women's basketball, men's and women's ice hockey. Capacity of 17,230. Located at intersection of W. Dayton and N. Frances St.