Madison, WI Bucket List

Madison, WI Bucket List

I love living in Madison, WI. It is the perfect mix of liberal ideals and hometown charm. After living here for two years, I’m still discovering new and interesting places to explore. The list below is a list of places I’ve either been to or want to go to. The list will be updated so look for the date at the bottom to show the latest update.


Wisconsin State Capitol

If you go during the summer, make sure to make your way up to the veranda.

Dane County Farmer’s Market

This is on the capitol square and is a producers-only market!

Wisconsin Historical Museum

State Street

Overture Center for the Arts

Nitty Gritty

The Capitol building shown from State Street.

UW Campus

♦ Bascom Hill

Make sure to rub the toe of the statue of Lincoln at the top for good luck.

UW Botanical Garden

◊ Observatory Drive Scenic Overlook

Allen Centennial Garden

Babcock Hall Dairy Store

Memorial Union Terrace

Howard Temin Lakeshore Path

Picnic Point

Camp Randall Memorial Arch

Mickies Dairy Bar

Expect to wait in line and expect a crowd, but the atmosphere and food are worth it.

East Side

Tenney Park

♦ Olbrich Botanical Gardens

♦ Thai Pavilion

This is one of two authentic Thai pavilions in the United States (the other is in Hawaii) and one of only four outside of Thailand (also in Germany and Norway).

Warner Park

Madison Mallards

Lake Kegonsa State Park


View of downtown from Gov Nelson State Park

West Side

UW Arboretum

Henry Vilas Zoo

Blue Moon Bar & Grill

My dad said the best BLT he has ever had came from here.

Owen Conservation Park

Elver Park

Governor Nelson State Park

I really love this beautiful city and I hope some of these ideas on this list spark your interest. Do you have any places to add?

Date Updated: 6-15-2017







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