Madison Sights

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Capitol Square

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As the hub of downtown Madison, the streets that branch out from Capitol Square are lined with shops, restaurants, and cafés, which...

Chazen Museum of Art

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One of the state's best art museums, the Chazen Museum of Art, on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, houses a permanent collection...

Henry Vilas Zoo

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Tucked into the residential Lake Wingra and Vilas Park neighborhoods, the zoo is supported by a local zoological society and completely...

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

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A three-story glass structure, designed by Cesar Pelli, juts out above the intersection of State and Henry streets and is home to this...

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

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A showpiece on downtown Madison's skyline, this contemporary, curvy white structure hugs Lake Monona's shoreline. Although designed by...

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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On Madison's far-east side, this garden has been acclaimed by Horticulture Magazine as being among North America's top ten. What sets...

University of Wisconsin–Madison

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The flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin system enrolls around 40,000 students, making it the state's largest campus. Catering...

Wisconsin Historical Museum

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From Native American cultures to contemporary social issues, this museum houses permanent and changing exhibits that reveal Wisconsin's...

Wisconsin State Capitol

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The Roman Renaissance–style Wisconsin State Capitol is the only state capitol building along an isthmus. Although the fifth building...

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