Madison Living - Places - Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Visit the cultural, recreational, business, and community places and spaces of Madison
  • Album: MAD Album; a page of digital images of Madison
  • Alliant Ctr: Alliant Energy Center of Dane County; multi-use center for expositions, conventions, conferences meetings, banquets, consumer shows, outdoor events, and concerts; 66-hectare campus; Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Exhibition Hall, Willow Island, the Arena Building
  • Arboretum: University of Wisconsin--Madison's display of trees and plants; conserves and restores Arboretum lands, advances restoration ecology, and fosters the land ethic; 510 hectares south of Lake Wingra
  • Capitol Neighborhoods: Neighborhood association of areas around Capitol Square
  • Cherokee Marsh: wetland in Dane County, Wisconsin; located upstream from Lake Mendota along the Yahara River and Token Creek; over 800 hectares
  • Downtown: Downtown Madison Inc. Business Improvement District (BID); provides information about Madison's downtown
  • Farm Fresh Atlas: Wisconsin's Farm Fresh Atlases; regional food guides include farms, farmers' markets, restaurants, stores and other businesses that sell local food and use sustainable production and business practices; most regions of Wisconsin
  • Library: Madison Public Library; city of Madison's public library
  • Madtown Lounge: Venues section; shows venues for live music as well as bars and restaurants; Madtown Lounge is an entertainment website listing venues, bands, and events
  • Monona Terrace: Community and convention center; on Lake Monona, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Nature Ctr Leopold: Aldo Leopold Nature Center; a 19 hectare conservation park
  • Neighborhoods: City of Madison Neighborhood Associations directory
  • Olbrich Gardens: Olbrich Botanical Gardens; offers conservatory, outdoor display gardens, 6 hectares on Lake Monona
  • Observatory, Washburn: astronomical observatory on UW Campus; completed in 1881; open houses; Introductory Astronomy courses; 15-inch refractor with a magnification of about 500; located at 1401 Observatory Drive on the campus of the University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Overture Ctr: Overture Center for the Arts; in downtown Madison which includes performing and visual arts facilities
  • Parking: places and information about parking automobiles in Madison
  • Parks: City of Madison Parks Division
  • Parks-Dane: Dane County Parks
  • Planetarium: Madison Metro. School District planetarium; offers public shows
  • Visitor Ctr: Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau; offers calendar of events as well as visitor information
  • Wright: Frank Lloyd Wright sites; Wisconsin-wide sites of this well-known 20th-century architect with Wisconsin ties
  • Washburn Observatory: astronomical observatory on UW Campus; completed in 1881; open houses; Introductory Astronomy courses; 15-inch refractor with a magnification of about 500; located at 1401 Observatory Drive on the campus of the University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • WI State Herbarium: University of Wisconsin-Madison Herbarium; founded in 1849; a museum collection of dried, labeled plants of state, national and international importance; world's largest collection of Wisconsin plants
  • Zoo: Henry Vilas Zoological Society; a free community zoo displaying a variety of animals
  • Museums:
    • Art MMoCA: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art; display of over 4,000 art objects from modern (20th century) and contemporary (1970's on) times
    • Art UW Chazen: Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin--Madison; university art museum; formerly known as Elvehjem Museum of Art
    • Children's: Madison Children's Museum
    • Geology: University of Wisconsin--Madison, Department of Geoscience's Geology Museum; offers outreach, research, and collections to view
    • Historical: Wisconsin Historical Society museum; galleries, permanent exhibits, museum store, on Capitol Square
    • Mustard: National Mustard Museum; Middelton
    • Physics: L.R. Ingersoll Museum; physics museum located on the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus in Chamberlin Hall; exhibits focus on demonstrating basic physical concepts ranging from mechanics to modern physics; historical instruments and photos of the Nobel Prize Winners in Physics from 1901-1993
    • Veterans: Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison; tells the story of men and women from the Badger State who served in America's conflicts from the Civil War to the present
    • Zoological: University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum; University of Wisconsin, L.E. Noland Zoology Building; works on the preservation, study, and understanding of the vertebrate and aquatic fauna of Wisconsin, the Midwest, and other parts of the world
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    • Apt Showcase: Apartment Showcase of Wisconsin; search for apartments in Madison and surrounding areas
    • B&B's: Madison Wisconsin Area Bed and Breakfast Inns Association; lists lodging accommodations for vacation rentals and stays in the Greater Madison area
    • Hostel: Hostelling International-Madison Hostel; people of all ages welcome; two blocks from Capitol Square
    • Lodging WIA: Wisconsin Innkeepers Association (WIA); lodging properties throughout Wisconsin
    • Start Renting: Search for apartments in Madison and surrounding areas
    • WiFrontDoor: Wisconsin-wide affordable housing rentals; lists units that are affordable to individuals and families making 80% or below the area median income
    • -USA Housing-: National lodging and housing directories; there are national directories you can use to locate area lodging or housing
  • Dining: Find a place to eat in Madison
    • Madison Originals: Madison-area independently-owned restaurants; this is a local chapter of the national Council of Independent Restaurants of America
    • Madison Dining: Serves up listings and reviews of restaurants
    • FoodSpot: Directory of Wisconsin restaurants
    • -USA Dining-: National Dining directories; you can use this link to locate restaurants in the area that may not be listed in the local guides
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