75+ Fun Things to Do in Madison, WI

Not only is Madison the capital of Wisconsin, but is also home to the state’s largest and oldest public university.  And that seems to be the biggest attraction of them all. From incredibly exciting football games at Camp Randall Stadium to the copious amounts of tasty restaurants and breweries, there’s hundreds of things to do in Madison for a good time.

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Explore the Wisconsin State Capitol and the surrounding Lake Monona and Lake Mendota
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Meet the polar bear at Henry Vilas Zoo
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Enjoy a free concert on Wednesday evening in the summer at Capitol Square
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Get a breath of fresh air amid a multitude of botanical delights at Allen Centennial Gardens
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Run or bike at the Lake Monona Shoreline Run
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Explore a hidden architectural gem designed by Frank Wright that is First Unitarian Meeting House of Madison
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Stay up all night and watch the sun rise on Lake Mendota
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Strap on your boots and hike through the historical trails at Ice Age National Scenic Trail
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Grab a book off the shelf and relax at Madison Public Library
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“Wipe Out” at Madison Log Rolling
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Celebrate “Rhythm And Bloom” carnival and fireworks show at Warner Park
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Choose among a variety of stores at East Towne Mall
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Run, walk or bike to Picnic Point
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Take in the best views of downtown Madison at Olin-Turville Park
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Spend a Thursday afternoon at Executive Residence & enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Mendota
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Chill at the docks of Goodspeed Pier
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Stroll along Yahara River for a scenic sunset view at Tenney Park
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Explore the quieter side of Madison amid the beautiful gardens at Owens Conservation Park
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Go Snowshoeing or Cross Country Skiing at Garner Park
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Get back to nature in the beautiful Olbrich Botanical Gardens
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fun things to do in madison wi

Madtown serves up a fresh dose of awesome things to do every day of the week. This list seems to serve its purpose, but if you think it needs some additions make sure to let us know!

There’s plenty to see in Wisconsin – don’t forget to check out what’s going on in Door County and the hundreds of things to do in Milwaukee as well!