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Answer this1 AnswerFor best up-to-date events info, try the Madison CVB and Wisconsion State Journal websites at below links: http://www.visitmadison.com/visitors/calendar-events/ http://host.madison.com/
The following article offers a host of family activities in Madison: http://bit.ly/b6z0AF 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!
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.
Answer this1 AnswerSo 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!