Best Things To Do in Madison, Wisconsin

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Top Madison Activities And Tours

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  • Walking Food Tour in Downtown Madison
    Walking Food Tour in Downtown Madison4 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Explore the city of Madison in a whole new way on a walking food tour! Over this three hour experiencesample classic Wisconsi...

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    Duration: 3 Hrs

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Madison, Wisconsin

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  1. Olbrich Botanical Gardens

    # 1 of 962 Things To Do in Madison | Added 69 times in trip plans
    Olbrich Botanical Gardens

    Tags: Botanical Garden

    Address: 3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704, USA

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    A great place to stroll around at in the evening, the Olbrich Botanical Gardens are simply beautiful. Very well kept and maintained these garden surprise you with pleasant delights at almost every cor...Read more

  2. Wisconsin State Capitol

    # 2 of 962 Things To Do in Madison | Added 168 times in trip plans
    Wisconsin State Capitol

    Tags: Monument, Heritage Building

    Address: 2 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703, USA

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The most important legislative structure in Madison, the Wisconsin State Capital is home to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the Wisconsin legislature and the Office of the Governor. This monument is cred...Read more

  3. Henry Vilas Zoo

    # 3 of 962 Things To Do in Madison | Added 99 times in trip plans
    Henry Vilas Zoo

    Tags: Zoo

    Address: 702 S Randall Ave, Madison, WI 53715, USA

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Aren’t zoos such a fun place to be at absolutely any city? The Henry Vilas Zoo is one of the main points of interest of visitors coming to Madison, owing to its collection of animals including p...Read more

  4. Memorial Union Terrace

    # 4 of 962 Things To Do in Madison | Added 88 times in trip plans
    Memorial Union Terrace

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: 800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706, USA

    Timings: 07:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    A great place to socialize and chill throughout the day, the Memorial Union Terrace is of prodigious historic significance to the city. This is a legendary spot for the student of the University of Wi...Read more

  5. Capitol Square

    # 5 of 962 Things To Do in Madison | Added 32 times in trip plans
    Capitol Square

    Tags: Square

    Address: King St, Madison, WI 53703, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Being the tallest building in the city the Capital Square can be spotted from across all Madison. Watching it from afar is indeed a beautiful sight, but nothing can aggravate the excitement as going c...Read more

  6. Camp Randall Stadium University Of Wisconsin

    # 6 of 962 Things To Do in Madison | Added 41 times in trip plans
    Camp Randall Stadium University Of Wisconsin

    Tags: Sport, Stadium

    Address: 1440 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711, USA

    This is your chance to reminisce your college days you witness a live game being played, amidst lots of young jitter and enthusiasm. The UW Badger home games are the most looked forward to. The best p...Read more

  7. State Street

    # 7 of 962 Things To Do in Madison | Added 11 times in trip plans
    State Street

    Tags: Streets

    Address: State St, Madison, WI, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Essentially a pedestrian zone, the State street is an extensive walking zone. It was once a four-lane street that was converted into a pedestrian zone with its characteristic extra-wide sidewalks. As ...Read more

  8. Monona Terrace Community And Convention Center

    # 8 of 962 Things To Do in Madison | Added 12 times in trip plans
    Monona Terrace Community And Convention Center

    Tags: Convention Center

    Address: 1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703, USA

    Timings: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    With one of the most striking architectures in the city, the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is one of the hotpots for the city’s events, weddings and community programs among oth...Read more

  9. University Of Wisconsin-madison

    # 9 of 962 Things To Do in Madison | Added 2 times in trip plans
    University Of Wisconsin-madison

    Tags: University

    Address: Madison, WI 53706, USA

    Leisurely walks, relaxing strolls and sweeping views; the University of Wisconsin apart from being a great educational institute is a fantastic place to visit. The university boasts of incredible amen...Read more

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  • Wisconsin State Capitol

    2 E Main St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Wisconsin Field House

    1450 Monroe St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Stock Pavilion

    1675 Linden Dr

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Lathrop Hall

    1050 University Ave

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • University Of Wisconsin Dairy Barn

    1915 Linden Dr

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Harold C. Bradley House

    106 N Prospect Ave

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Lake Waubesa

    Lakes
  • Lake Wingra

    Lakes
  • Lake Mendota

    Lakes
  • Monona Bay

    Lakes
  • Lake Monona Drinkin And Smokin

    Lakes
  • Upper Mud Lake

    Lakes
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  • Chazen Museum Of Art

    750 University Ave

    Museums
  • Madison Children's Museum

    100 N Hamilton St

    Museums
  • Wisconsin Veterans Museum

    30 W Mifflin St

    Museums
  • Wisconsin Historical Museum

    30 N Carroll St

    Museums
  • Geology Museum

    1215 W Dayton St

    Museums
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

    227 State St

    Museums
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  • Dane County Madison

    702 S Randall Ave

    Amusement Parks
  • Tilt 7

    78 E Towne Mall

    Amusement Parks
  • Sun Prairie Memory Garden

    3054 County Road Bb

    Amusement Parks
  • Aladdin's Castle

    1 W Towne Mall

    Amusement Parks
  • Pump It Up

    2911 Marketplace Dr

    Amusement Parks
  • Little Amerricka

    700 E Main St

    Amusement Parks
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  • Chasers Bar & Grille

    319 W Gorham St

    Delis Burgers Bars
  • Coliseum Bar

    232 E Olin Ave

    American Bars Burgers
  • Harmony Bar & Grill

    2201 Atwood Ave

    Bars Barbecue
  • Up North

    150 S Blair St

    Bars Restaurants
  • Off Broadway Drafthouse

    5404 Raywood Rd

    American Burgers Bars
  • Wonder Bar Steakhouse

    222 E Olin Ave

    Steakhouses Barbecue Bars
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  • Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison

    4002 Evan Acres Rd

    Casinos and Gaming Hotels and Motels
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  • Quann Park

    300 Bram St

    Dog Parks
  • Demetral Park - Dog Off-Leash Park

    Packers Ave

    Dog Parks
  • Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park

    4744 American Ash Dr

    Dog Parks
  • McCormick Park

    702 Mccormick Ave

    Dog Parks
  • Warner Park Dog Exercise Area

    Dog Parks
  • Blount Generating Station

    207 N Blount St

    Dog Parks
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  • Vilas Beach

    1501 Vilas Ave

    Beaches
  • Olbrich Beach

    3527 Atwood Ave

    Beaches
  • Warner Beach

    1101 Woodward Dr

    Beaches
  • Robins Lake Ripley Inn

    Beaches
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  • Knollwood Conservation Park

    3334 Westview Ln

    Hiking
  • Heritage Sanctuary

    611 Meadowlark Dr

    Hiking
  • Lake Monona Bike Path

    Hiking
  • Lakeshore Path

    Hiking
  • Pheasant Branch Conservancy

    4864 Pheasant Branch Rd

    Hiking
  • Military Ridge State Trail

    Hiking
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  • Jenni & Kyle Preserve

    925 Post Rd

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Filene Park

    1610 Sherman Ave

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Canoecopia

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Nauti Lures

    5005 Barton Rd

    Hunting and Fishing
  • South & West Shore Park

    S Shore Dr

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association

    22 N Carroll St

    Hunting and Fishing
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