Local Attractions and Restaurants
- Madison Children's Museum
100 State Street, Madison
Explore creative and engaging exhibits and programming for ages birth to 8.
- Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State Street, Madison
Artistic venue that exhibits modern and contemporary art.
- Wisconsin Veterans Museum
30 W. Mifflin Street, Madison
Explore Wisconsin's military history from the Civil War to the present.
- Wisconsin Historical Museum
30 N. Carroll Street, Madison
Photographs, artifacts, interactive exhibits, and audio-visual presentations teach Wisconsin's unique history.
- Wisconsin State Capitol
Capitol Square, Madison
Take a guided, informative tour of the State Capitol. Feast your eyes on beautiful glass mosaics, the only granite dome in the United States, and 43 varieties of stone.
- Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison
Enjoy nature at its finest. Explore 16 acres of outside gardens and then stroll through an inside tropical paradise.
- University of Wisconsin Arboretum
1207 Seminole Highway, Madison
Observe nature, take a walk, jog, relax or take pictures while exploring trails on the Arboretum's 1,260 acres.
- Monona Terrace
1 John Nolen Drive, Madison
Frank Lloyd Wright's brilliant architecture alongside Lake Monona. Includes a rooftop garden and a variety of events year-round.
- University of Wisconsin Space Place
2300 S. Park Street, Madison
Learn and play through scientific, hands-on activities and presentations from University of Wisconsin faculty and staff.
- The Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street, Madison
See live performances downtown in Madison's own state of the art facility.
- Wisconsin Memorial Union
800 Langdon Street, Madison
Relax and enjoy beautiful views of Lake Mendota on the Union Terrace or eat inside at the German Pub.
- Henry Vilas Zoo
702 S. Randall Avenue, Madison
Free admission - enjoy various animals while indulging in your favorite zoo foods. The gift shop is also available for zoo novelties. Open year-round.
- Dane County Farmers' Market
Capitol Square, Madison
Walk around Capitol Square to visit 300 vendors and purchase fresh vegetables, beautiful flowers and specialty products grown only in Wisconsin.
- Tenney Park
1414 E. Johnson Street, Madison
Play equipment, a sandy beach and a basketball court are just some places to explore in this beautiful, lush park.
- Goodland Park
2862 Waubesa Avenue, Madison
Partially wooded 15 acres of land. Two shelters, picnic areas, play equipment and swimming are the park's features.
American Family Children's Hospital is located near Picnic Point, a peninsula into Lake Mendota, which features scenic walking and bicycling paths and park benches. A path also follows the lake from Picnic Point to Memorial Union on the UW-Madison campus.