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Madison, Wisconsin Travel
Located in the very center of Wisconsin, Madison is its capital. Downtown Madison is situated between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. There are 5 lakes in the Madison area with several preserved natural areas.
You can’t miss the Roman-Renaissance style Wisconsin State Capitol Building with its 244-foot high granite dome that is stunning when lit up at night.
The 150-year-old University of Wisconsin campus occupies 1,260 acres. Its Arboretum is home to the most diverse ecological collection in the world. The Allen Centennial Gardens has examples of gardens from other countries, including France, Japan, England, Italy, and more.
The Dane County Farmers’ Market is the largest farmers market in the U.S. There are more than 300 producer-only vendors selling locally produced cheeses, flowers, meats and vegetables. It’s been a Saturday tradition since 1972.
Madison is the bike capital of the Midwest. You’ll find more than 200 miles of scenic bicycle and walking trails. Enjoy a morning or afternoon bike ride around the lake.
Interactive exhibits make the Madison Children’s Museum fun for the young and the young at heart. The Henry Villas Zoo is one of the only zoos in the country with free admission.
There are more than 260 parks and beaches in Madison that open up a world of outdoor activities to residents and visitors alike. With the lakes and beaches, swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing, boating, water tubing, and fishing are very popular here. There are many public and private golf courses as well as disc golf courses.
Lake cruises are a great way to see the beauty of Madison from the water. Try a Madison ghost walk are a great way to see the beauty of Madison from the water. Try a Madison ghost walk in Capitol Square or a ghost walk at the University of Wisconsin if you dare. And for a real slice of Madison life, take a food tour.
You can visit Madison now and save yourself some money by taking advantage of current discounted rates on hotels. Save up to 66% off the regular rates when you book your stay through Hotels.com. Take a look at some of their best deals.
- Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Madison West 66% Discount
- Governor’s Mansion Inn & Cafe 62% Discount
- Hampton Inn & Suites Madison/Downtown 52% Discount
- Graduate Madison 41% Discount
- Mendota Lake House Inn 37% Discount
- GrandStay Residential Suites Madison East 33% Discount
- Marriott Madison West 26% Discount
- Quality Inn Madison West Near University Area 26% Discount
- DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown 22% Discount
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott Madison 21% Discount
- Baymont by Wyndham Madison West 20% Discount
- Extended Stay America – Madison – Old Sauk Rd. 20% Discount
- Comfort Inn & Suites Madison North 18% Discount
- DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown 18% Discount
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Madison West 18% Discount
- AC Hotel by Marriott Madison Downtown 17% Discount
- Cambria Hotel Madison East 17% Discount
- Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Madison West 17% Discount
- Courtyard by Marriott Madison West Middleton 16% Discount
- Residence Inn by Marriott Madison East 16% Discount
- Canterbury Inn 15% Discount
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Madison Central 15% Discount
- Hyatt Place Madison/Verona 15% Discount
- Staybridge Suites Madison East 15% Discount
- Staybridge Suites Middleton Madison West 15% Discount
- The Edgewater 15% Discount
- The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club 15% Discount
- Comfort Inn Madison Downtown 14% Discount
- Courtyard Madison East 14% Discount
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Madison East 14% Discount
- Hampton Inn & Suites Madison – West 14% Discount
- Hampton Inn Madison East Towne Mall Area 14% Discount
- Sheraton Madison Hotel 14% Discount
- Wyndham Garden Madison 14% Discount
- Hotel Ruby Marie 12% Discount
- Best Western East Towne Suites 11% Discount
- The Baehr Haus 11% Discount
- Grand Stay Beaver Dam 10% Discount
- Magnuson Grand Hotel 10% Discount
- Sleep Inn & Suites 10% Discount