- The list below includes 86 free or cheap things to do in or near Madison, Wisconsin, including 58 different types of inexpensive activities like Sports Stadiums (Amateur), Movie Theaters, Music Venue and Art Museum.
- From University of Wisconsin - Madison to Allen Centennial Gardens, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Madison and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Sun Prairie, Middleton and New Glarus.
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My Escape Mission Madison MoreLess Info
Groups work together to find clues and solve puzzles in a themed escape room or kids navigate checkpoints searching for an exit in a maze
95% 214 votes
716 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706 MoreLess Info
One of the biggest colleges in the state is the University of Wisconsin - Madison, which offers a wide range of attractions. Visitors can enjoy the Kohl Center for basketball and hocky, the Geology Museum, Camp Randall Stadium for football, and the 1,260-acre arboretum.
95% 85 votes
620 Babcock Drive, Madison, WI 53706 MoreLess Info
Allen Centennial Gardens is a combination outdoor teaching garden for the Horticulture Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a public garden. The gardens are open 365 days every year and are spread over 2.5 acres.
88% 103 votes
Madison, WI MoreLess Info
The largest of the four lakes in the area is Lake Mendora whose name actually means large in Chippewa. Lake-based recreation is offered to visitors, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison sits on its shores.
88% 32 votes
702 South Randall Avenue, Madison, WI 53715 MoreLess Info
Sprawling over 40 acres, Vilas Park offers visitors amenities like fishing piers, grass fields, trails, and more. The park has playground areas with an Old Woman in a Shoe themed slide and dinosaur equipment.
91% 43 votes
Madison, WI MoreLess Info
Located on Lake Mendota, Tenney Park is situated on 37.07 acres suitable for fishing, swimming, boating, biking, hiking and sports including tennis, volleyball, basketball and soccer. The park offers a children's playground, picnic areas, open grass fields and restrooms.
97% 1146 votes
3330 Atwood Avenue Madison, Madison, WI 53704 MoreLess Info
Voted as one of the top ten inspiring gardens in North America, Olbrich Botanical Gardens provide beauty and peace. With over 16 acres of gardens to see, visitors get their fill of exotic plants and appealing landscapes.
95% 422 votes
2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703 MoreLess Info
A shopping dream, Capitol Square is home to over 370 unique shops, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. The square also holds several art and holiday festivals throughout the year where customers can find hand made and special gifts.
96% 263 votes
1440 Monroe Street, Madison, WI MoreLess Info
Fans will feel the ground rock at Camp Randall Stadium University of Wisconsin. The stadium seats over 80,000 people, which makes it the nation's largest stadium owned by a school.
93% 201 votes
750 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706 MoreLess Info
With more than 20,000 works, Chazen Museum of Art has something to appeal to everyone's sense of art. Exhibits include many paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, prints, and other decorative art.
95% 177 votes
30 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703 MoreLess Info
Devoting resources to the collection and preservation of military artifacts, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a cherished memory among veterans in the state. Exhibits feature the war in Vietnam, world wars, and artifacts from life in the US.