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8 Fun and Free Things that Everyone in Madison Should Do!
1) Take a stroll down State Street
Stop at one of the many shops or restaurants. Sit outside to indulge in the always-interesting activity of people watching. There’s never a shortage of unique people strolling up and down State Street in Madison. .
2) Head inside the Capitol Building and gaze up at its magnificent dome
FUN FACT! The Wisconsin State Capitol has actually been built not once, not twice, but three times with the third being built in 1906. It is home to the Wisconsin Supreme court, the Office of the Governor, and both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature. It is a beautiful structure that any architecture buff would get much delight in gazing at.
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While some people have had their wedding or prom photos taken here, it doesn’t have to be a special occasion to wander through the beautiful gardens. Admission is free to the public on Wednesday and Saturday mornings except during Olbrich’s famous Blooming Butterflies event. All other days and times it’s a mere $2.00.
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4) Henry Vilas Zoo
Thanks to hefty donations by the Vilas family, it has always and will always be a free zoo for as long as it exists. Take the kids to the petting zoo or perhaps a date so you two can romantically stroll through the grounds, watching the many beautiful animals.
5) Farmers’ Market
Take a stroll around the capitol building, taking in the fresh air and fresh food that Madison’s farmers’ market has to offer. Click here to find out more information about exact dates and days that the market takes place.
6) Tenney Park
In the summer, sit outside and take in the beautiful weather. In the winter, cruise over with your ice skates and play some hockey or simply enjoy a nice skate around the pond.
7) Chazen Museum of Art
The Chazen Museum of Art houses some pretty spectacular pieces. The museum presents around ten temporary exhibits per year, allowing visitors to see a variety of pieces. For more information about previous and upcoming exhibitions click here.
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8) The Memorial Union Terrace
With live music almost every Thursday, Friday, Saturday in the summer, it’s a destination for anyone who enjoys a good time. Grab a pitcher of your favorite beer, sit back, and watch the sun set over the water as you wait for local and out-of-town bands to play.
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