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4802 Tradewinds Parkway
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-8100
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This freshwater lake in Madison is the second largest of the city's four lakes, at 3,274 acres (1.21 hectares). The lake was originally named by the Winnebago people "Teepee Lake," although Monona is thought to be a Chippewa word meaning "beautiful." The lake is popular for recreational activities like fishing and boating, although the lake stays frozen for a large part of the year.
Since nothing can be more easier and relaxing than a walk in the park, the management here has taken care to build the walkways in a wheelchair-friendly fashion. Thus, ensuring that the garden is enjoyed by all. 16 acres boast different types of gardens with various themes and inspirations. The admission is free, assuring no dearth of visitors. Once the visiting hours are over, the gate is shut and people have to exit over a quaint turn-stile which can be a pretty interesting experience for city dwellers.
Construction of Wisconsin's neoclassical capitol building was completed in 1917. This is actually the state's fourth capitol building, the first being a temporary one before Madison was ready to assume its role as the capitol, the second being constructed in 1837 but eventually being replaced for a larger facility, and third once again being replaced and then burnt down in 1904. The building houses the Wisconsin legislature as well as the state Supreme Court and the offices of the governor.
Established in 1855, Grace Episcopal Church was one of the earliest places of worship to serve Madison. The majestic church building was constructed in the Gothic Revival style of architecture and features striking details. Besides its worship services and religious activities, the church is actively involved in art, and is popular for its annual concert series.
The name says it all. The Wisconsin Department of Tourism is the official help center for tourists visiting Wisconsin. Located in the capital city of Madison, this department offers information on all things related to tourism of the place. You can get to know about lodging information, things to do, special packages and seasons all at this place. Visit the website to see maps and travel guides, get a trip planner, enjoy virtual tours and even check weather and road conditions.
The Bernard-Hoover Boathouse is a testimony to the once flourishing boating business in Madison. Built on the Lake Mendota, this boathouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. Currently, under the purview of Madison City, it is one of the foremost boathouses across the city.
Wisconsin's official state university, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was established in 1848. The main campus at this public research university takes up 933-acres (378 hectares) of land, and this space comprises four National Historic Landmarks. Apart from academics, the students are involved in a lot of extracurriculars, and the institution hosts many events throughout the year. There are many many musical performances, both by students and known performers.
Spread over 28 acres (11 ha) of land, and owned by the city of Madison, the Henry Vilas Zoo is a non profit organization. This beautiful zoo features sevral animals and birds, reptiles, etc. The zoo conducts several programs and events every year, one of the most attractive event is the Zoo Run Run race, that commences and ends at the zoo itself. The zoo attracts approximately 500,000 visitors annually and is an amazing place to be at.
Popularly known as the Airplane House, the Eugene A. Gilmore House is a Prairie school home that once served as a home of faculty to the university of Wisconsin Law School. This beautiful house with the grass beds on the facade adds to the beauty of this house. Originally built as the home of the law professor Eugene Gilmore, the house came to be serced as a faculty home.
The Madison region of Wisconsin is endowed with a fine church building in the form of the First Unitarian Society of Madison. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation is accurately sited at Shorewood Hills and is a magnificent revelation of the Modern Movement style of architecture and occupies tremendous significance.
The 9,740 acre (3,940 hectare) Lake Mendota is the largest of Madison's four lakes. The University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a school of limnology are located on the lake. The lake is very popular for aquatic recreation during the summer, particularly boating, fishing and water sports.
Governor Nelson State Park is a fantastic place for a day out in nature. The park features hiking trails, fishing, swimming, picnic areas and snow recreation in winter. The park also hosts educational walks and events throughout the year.