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Visitor Information


View our Madison guide to learn about all that it has to offer. Popular attractions include:

  • Wisconsin State Capitol

    • This gorgeous building, inspired by the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, houses both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature along with the Wisconsin Supreme Courtand the Office of the Governor. Completed in 1917, the building is the fifth to serve as the Wisconsin capitol since the first territorial legislature convened in 1836 and the third building since Wisconsin was granted statehood in 1848. The Wisconsin State Capitol is the tallest building in Madison.

  • State Street

    • This gorgeous street features 0.5 miles of unique shops and restaurants, as well as an assortment of entertainment and events. The street connects the Wisconsin State Capitol and the University of Wisconsin, Madison campus.

  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens

    • Olbrich Botanical Gardens is owned and operated by the City of Madison Parks Division in partnership with the non-profit Olbrich Botanical Society. In 1921, Michael B. Olbrich purchased the first parcel of land along Lake Monona. This land would eventually become Olbrich Park. Then, in 1952 the first structures were constructed in what is now Olbrich's Sunken Garden. Today, Olbrich Botanical Gardens features 16 acres of outdoor display gardens and the tropical Bolz Conservatory. 

  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

    • The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art — MMoCA, formerly known as the Madison Art Center, is an art museum located in Madison, Wisconsin. A three-story glass facade "icon" on the corner of State and Henry Streets serves as the museum's main staircase, as well as its architectural landmark.

  • Chazen Museum of Art

    • The Chazen is home to the second-largest collection of art in Wisconsin: more than 22,000 works include paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, and decorative arts.

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