Welcome to Madison

Situated on the isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and is in the south central part of the state. Madison is a vibrant small city in south-central Wisconsin. The only city in North America that is situated on an isthmus, Madison is defined by its four lakes: Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa. Through a combination of factors, including the state capital and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the city has more to offer than might be expected from a metropolitan area of about 500,000. There are many excellent restaurants, an active theater community, lots of music, and good shopping, yet Madison is just minutes from the beautiful rural countryside.

Some of the top choices for visitors around the city include:

Henry Vilas Zoo
702 South Randall Avenue,
Madison, WI 53715
In what has proved to be a defining and truly visionary move, the Vilas Family stipulated that the park always be admission free. As the zoo developed within the park, it too remained free. Today it's an extraordinary asset that few communities our size can claim. Indeed, our Zoo is one of only a few, no-admission, free parking AZA accredited zoos nationwide.

Vitense Golfland
Madison, WI
This beautiful golf course offers guests a relaxing 9 holes of golf as well as a country club and pro shop for all your equipment needs.

Token Creek Park
Madison, WI 53714
The Token Creek Park entrance is located in the Town of Burke on US Highway 51 north of Madison. The 427-acre park is best known for its five shelter facilities and ample open space for large group picnics and outings. Recreational facilities include five volleyball courts, equestrian trails, miles of hiking and skiing trails, and a new 18-hole disc golf course. It also offers winter access to Dane County's 274 miles of snowmobile trails. Special facilities accommodate people with disabilities such as a fishing pier, two playgrounds and elevated boardwalk through a sedge meadow marsh. Token Creek Park also has a dog exercise area, group campground, and 38-unit campground with reservable sites, and 25-sites with electricity.