Madison Area Attractions

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Learn more about these great attractions near the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin by visiting www.alliantenergycenter.com.

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Madison Area Attractions

  1. 1. Madison Area Attractions Alliant Energy Center: Great Center, Great City
  2. 2. Area attractions at a glance <ul><li>Concerts on the Square </li></ul><ul><li>Paddle and Portage </li></ul><ul><li>Ironman Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Dane County Farmers’ Market </li></ul><ul><li>American Players Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>The House on the Rock </li></ul><ul><li>Cave of the Mounds </li></ul><ul><li>Olbrich Botanical Gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Wisconsin State Capitol </li></ul><ul><li>State Street </li></ul><ul><li>University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Camp Randall Stadium </li></ul>
  3. 3. Concerts on the Square • Presented by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra • Weekly themed concerts on WI Capitol Square during summer evenings • Reserve a table, pack a picnic, or just come to enjoy the music • Family friendly event • 26 seasons to date www.wcoconcerts.org/new/cos/concertsonthesquare
  4. 4. Paddle and Portage • Hundreds of boats participate in this annual canoe race in July • After the race, participants & spectators enjoy music, food, and awards ceremony • 3 miles of paddling, 1 mile of portaging www.paddleandportage.org
  5. 5. Ironman Wisconsin <ul><li> • Ironman triathlon in Madison, WI </li></ul><ul><li> • 2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike, 26.2 mi run </li></ul><ul><li> • Every September </li></ul><ul><li> www.ironmanwisconsin.com </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dane County Farmers’ Market <ul><li>• Largest producer-only farmers’ market in U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>• Outdoors every Saturday – April to November </li></ul><ul><li>• All items are produced locally by the vendor behind the table </li></ul><ul><li>www. dcfm .org </li></ul>
  7. 7. American Players Theatre • Popular outdoor classical theater • Spring Green, Wisconsin • Picnic in nearby woods before and between shows www.playinthewoods.org
  8. 8. The House on the Rock <ul><li>• Retreat that includes tours of displays and collections of the exotic, the unusual and the amazing </li></ul><ul><li>• Inn with swimming pools, relaxing rooms and family fun </li></ul><ul><li>• Resort with golf, spa, exceptional cuisine, and luxurious suites </li></ul><ul><li>www.thehouseontherock.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cave of the Mounds <ul><li>• National Natural Landmark </li></ul><ul><li>• Provides an introduction to caving in the Midwest </li></ul><ul><li>• Guided tours reveal varied collections of colorful stalactites, stalagmites, columns and other formations </li></ul><ul><li>www .caveofthemounds.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. Olbrich Botanical Gardens <ul><li>• 16 acres of outdoor display gardens </li></ul><ul><li>• Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory – glass pyramid filled with exotic plants and flowers, small birds, a rushing waterfall, and fragrant orchids </li></ul><ul><li>• Site of many types of events, attracting visitors of all ages </li></ul><ul><li>www.olbrich.org </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wisconsin State Capitol <ul><li>• Wisconsin's diverse ethnic heritage is reflected in the architecture, art and furnishings throughout the building </li></ul><ul><li> www.wisconsin.gov/state/core/wisconsin_state_capitol_tour </li></ul>
  12. 12. State Street <ul><li>• Specialty shops, art galleries, gift stores, women's boutiques, ethnic shops, theaters, museums, restaurants and outdoor sidewalk cafes </li></ul><ul><li>• Links WI State Capitol to UW-Madison </li></ul><ul><li>www.explorewisconsin.com/communitypages/state_st </li></ul>
  13. 13. Camp Randall Stadium • Home of University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers Football Team • Oldest & 4 th largest stadium in the Big Ten Conference www.uwbadgers.com
  14. 14. Find out more <ul><li>Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>City of Madison </li></ul><ul><li>Dane County </li></ul><ul><li>Madison.com </li></ul>

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