Things to do in Madison

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    Henry Vilas Zoo

    Henry Vilas Zoo

    Ranked #1 overall in Madison things to do
    9.123 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Zoo or Aquarium
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsyAdventure

    Henry Vilas Zoo is a great way to spend an afternoon, and have a picnic right across the street on the grass beside the lake. Located in the City of ...

  • 2
    Wisconsin State Capitol

    Wisconsin State Capitol

    Ranked #2 overall in Madison things to do
    9.311 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Capitol Building, Monument
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesSolo Female

    The building is cool and there is a 10 minute parking area you can park to take quick pics

  • 3
    Olbrich Botanical Garden

    Olbrich Botanical Garden

    Ranked #3 overall in Madison things to do
    8.511 reviews
    Outdoors, Garden
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    Olbrich Gardens doesn't hold a candle to other gardens like the Franklin Conservatory or Denver Botanical, but it has a nice tropical conservatory and some beautiful outdoor gardens.

  • 4
    Wisconsin State Capital Building

    Wisconsin State Capital Building

    Ranked #4 overall in Madison things to do
    9.19 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Capitol Building
    Popular withAdventureHistoryOutdoorsy

    This building is so beautiful. At night the light are just gorgeous. Didn't have time to take a tour

  • 5
    Camp Randall Stadium

    Camp Randall Stadium

    Ranked #5 overall in Madison things to do
    10.07 reviews
    Sports, Stadium
    Popular withStudentsHistoryAdventure

    Home of the Badgers!!

  • 6
    Memorial Union

    Memorial Union

    Ranked #6 overall in Madison things to do
    9.08 reviews
    Other
    Popular withOutdoorsyNightlifeFamilies

    The Memorial Union is a staple in Madison. Beautiful views of the water, plenty of space to sit either on one of the docks or near the restaurant where one ...

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    Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

    Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

    Ranked #7 overall in Madison things to do
    9.38 reviews
    Convention Centre
    Popular withArtsyHistoryOutdoorsy

    Originally designed by Wisconsin native Frank Lloyd Wright, it was first proposed by Wright in 1938. The county board rejected the plan by a single vote. Wright would continue to ...

  • 8
    State Street

    State Street

    Ranked #8 overall in Madison things to do
    9.36 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Landmark
    Popular withFoodiesHipstersNightlife

    You can walk State Street from the Capitol to the Library Mall on the UW Campus. The street is lined with stores, restaurants and bars. It is a place for ...

  • 9
    Kohl Center

    Kohl Center

    Ranked #9 overall in Madison things to do
    9.36 reviews
    Sports, Stadium
  • 10
    Overture Center for the Arts

    Overture Center for the Arts

    Ranked #10 overall in Madison things to do
    9.04 reviews
    Bars, Clubs and Nightlife
    Popular withFamiliesArtsyLuxury

    Love, love, love the Overture. It's elegant, but not over the top. You can grab a drink and enjoy your show without hurting your budget. I even consider becoming a ...

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