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Top Answers To Madison Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    The closest historical train stations I could find are located about an hour north of Madison. The Mid-Continent Railway Museum offers train rides reenacting the golden age of rail travel. Forty minutes north of the Mid-Continent museum is the Riverside and Great Northern Railway where steam-powered living railroad tours are conducted daily. These museums might make for an excellent day trip.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    So much to do in Madison for all ages. Definately Henry Vilas Zoo (free). There is a large park nearby that he can run/play outside easily. The Farmer's Market on the Capital Square downtown Saturdays has lots of people watching, great food. The Children's Museum on State Street has many hands on activities. This should be a good start. Oh, also if he eats ice cream, Babcock Ice Cream is great. Can be found at the UW Student union or at Babcock Dairy on West side of campus. The three lakes that surround Madison are also a great way to spend an afternoon. Have fun!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    The following article offers a host of family activities in Madison: I also saw that the Chazen Museum of Art is featuring a John Wilde exhibition the weekend you are visiting. Wilde's magic realist paintings might pique the interest of your girls. I hope this helps you in your planning. Have a terrific trip!
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    Mazemkr1 answered:
    Food tours are popping up all over the world. It's a great way to learn about a city. The food tour company in Madison is Madison Food Explorers. They currently have two tours and operate Tuesday-Sunday. One tour explores the downtown area with the State Capital, Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace and the UW-Madison Memorial Union. Basically your guide takes you through the city stopping at many restaurants to sample food. Along the way you learn about Madison's history, culture and architecture. By the end of the tour, you are well fed, full of Madison knowledge and well-equipped to explore Madison on your own. It's a perfect thing to do for people new to Madison as well as those that have lived there a life time.