Madison, WI is a city with a lively cultural scene, especially for music lovers. The Orpheum and Overture theaters offer frequent live performances, as does the UW Theater on the University of Wisconsin campus. You will also find many up-and-coming bands performing at smaller theaters and in bars. Festivals dominate the summer; don't miss the Waterfront Festival and Isthmus Jazz Festival. Theater groups and comedy clubs add to the variety.

Alternatively, check out one of the city's frequent sporting events. There are UW Madison collegiate teams, skiing and ice hockey.  For hard-core athletes, Ironman Wisconsin is also held here.

Our location off of Hwy 151 puts all of Madison’s best attractions at your fingertips including the State Capitol, Monona Terrace Convention Center, and much more.

(8.7 miles) Overture Center for the Arts

The Overture Center has a long history in Madison and has gone through some renovations. They offer concerts, ballets, theatre, symphonies, and other performing arts. The ticket office is open from 11:00 - 5:30 M-F; and 11:00 - 2:00 on Saturdays. The information desk in the Overture Center is a great place to get information about all of Madison. It's open 10:30 - 5:30 M-F. Be sure to look at the tour schedule.

(9.4 miles) University of Wisconsin

Wisconsin is widely regarded as one of the great college campuses in America. Covering 933 acres between Lake Mendota and Monona, U.W. consists of brick and limestone buildings, museums, technology centers, and the famed Wisconsin Union Terrace. Guided tours of the Madison campus are offered Monday-Friday at 3:00 p.m., and weekends at noon.

(15.1 miles) Henry Vilas Zoo

The Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison began as a family enterprise in 1911. The Vilas family donated the land with a stipulation that the zoo always remain admission-free. It's a condition that has been honored to this day - even the parking is free! The zoo is open year-round from 9:30 - 5:00 each day. Children's parties can be arranged for ahead of time, and there is a Children's Zoo on the property.

(16.8 miles) DeJope Bingo and Entertainment

This entertainment center is owned and operated by the Ho-Chunk Nation, one of the largest remaining indigenous Nations in America. They offer bingo, slot machines, and entertainment. DeJope is open from 9:00am - 12:00am Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 9:00am - 11:00pm Tuesdays, and 9:00am-2:00am on Friday and Saturday nights.

(20.8 miles) Princeton Club - Madison East

A Complimentary pass is included to the exclusive Princeton Club with a stay at the GrandStay® Residential Suites in Madison Wisconsin. Attend a variety of group exercise classes, water aerobics or schedule an appointment with one of our massage therapists. The Princeton Club is open 24 hours a day and offers free child care.

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5317 High Crossing Boulevard
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Front Desk: 608.241.2500
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