Madison is the second largest city in Wisconsin whose centre lies on the narrow isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. The skyline is dominated by the imposing white dome of the State Capitol. Many of the hotels in Madison are near the city’s main thoroughfare, State Street, which leads from the University of Wisconsin down a wide, tree-lined avenue with dozens of open-air cafes and restaurants, to State Capitol Square. Madison hotels offer visitors all the modern facilities expected of city centre hotels.
Top Madison Attractions
Known as the City of Four Lakes, the best view of Madison is from the lakes where the skyline can be seen reflected in the water. There are daily excursions by lake cruisers and sightseeing boats.
During the summer the Dane County Farmers market is held every Saturday in State Capitol Square and visitors can sample locally produced fare.
On Wednesday evenings the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra gives free concerts on the State Capitol’s lawn.
Kids and Families
The Madison Children’s Museum is worth a visit for families with children of all ages. Just to the North East of the city centre, the museum provides activities and hands-on play for children and families. Through creative play, the museum aims to educate children about subjects such as nature and recycling. There is a child friendly restaurant on the premises and part of the museum is open to the public free of charge.
Whether you require a convenient downtown location or a stunning view over one of the lakes, Madison offers a variety of accommodations for visitors. Accommodations in Madison are of a very high standard and there is a fine selection of cheap hotels in Madison. Madison hotels are mostly located on the isthmus in the centre of the city. Some hotels in Madison are located within walking distance of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, 1200 acres of woods and parkland on the edge of Lake Wingra.