Things to do in Madison, WI

Posted on Aug 26, 2016

This is a just a small list of the great many things to do in Madison, WI.

Dane County Farmer's Market
The largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country. Enjoy the produce, baked goods, street music, and people watching. 

Memorial Union Terrace
Grab a chair and soak up the sun on the historic Memorial Union Terrace.

Henry Vilas Zoo
The Henry Vilas Zoo is one of only a handful of admission-free, community-supported zoos in the country.

Madison Music Scene
There are endless live music opportunities in the Madison area. Isthmus has the listings.

Wisconsin Veterans Museum
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is dedicated to the citizen-soldiers of our state.

State Street
Visit downtown Madison, Wisconsin, State Street and Capitol Square for shopping, restaurants, bars, galleries, hotels, locally owned businesses, and events.

Madison Parks
Information about all public parks and recreational facilities. Here are some hidden gems.

Madison Lakes
The next time you visit Madison, be sure to find time on the lakes—there are five to explore: Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Kegonsa and Wingra.

Bike Madison
There are a ton of great bike paths around the Madison area.

Camp Randall Stadium
Camp Randall Stadium is an outdoor stadium in Madison, Wisconsin, located on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. Go Badgers!

Madison Mallards
The Madison Mallards are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Madison, Wisconsin that plays in the Northwoods League.

Wisconsin State Capitol
The Wisconsin State Capitol, in Madison, Wisconsin, houses both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature along with the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor. The website has photo and virtual tours, but it's best to just wander around the capitol and discover if for yourself.

Wisconsin Historical Museum
Tour the exhibits to learn the stories of native people, settlement days, immigrants' experiences and lively politics of Wisconsin.

Madison Children’s Museum
With one-of-a-kind interactive exhibits, daily activities, and year-round special events, there is always something to do at Madison Children's Museum.

Madison Breweries
Madison has a long list of great breweries in the area. Eat, drink, and be merry!

Bette Lou Cruise
They offer private group charters and public cruises.