- Our list of the best things to do in Madison, Wisconsin, features the top 98 nearby activities — including 32 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Madison, WI has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Amusement, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 29 things to do within the city of Madison, WI , followed by 69 popular activities in nearby cities, including Sun Prairie, Middleton, New Glarus and Lake Mills
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
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.
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.
95% 154 votes
1207 Seminole Highway, Madison, WI 53711 MoreLess Info
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum has made its goal to preserve and study woodlands and their wildlife. The program offers woodland tours for individuals interested in learning more about woodlands or just looking for a nice nature walk.
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.
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.
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.