Washburn Observatory

Washburn Observatory

  Set your GPS to 1401 Observatory Dr. and get ready to take in Madison’s natural beauty beyond the hustle of the city. Part of the University of Wisconsin’s astronomy department, public viewing is available at the just-updated dome. The Washburn Observatory is...
New Year’s Eve Picks

New Year’s Eve Picks

  Where will you be when the ball drops? Madison has plenty of New Years options, like the famous party at Essen Haus. With two bars and two bands, attendees get steins to keep along with a champagne toast at midnight, buffets and craft beers. The decadent dinner...
Merry Madison Christmas

Merry Madison Christmas

  Madison is often a true winter wonderland, and it all starts at the annual Fantasy in Lights display. Starting in mid-November and ending January 2, the lights turn on at Olin Park at 4 p.m. daily. The free event has been taking place for 17 years, and is truly...
Summer in December?

Summer in December?

  Crawdaddy Cove Indoor Water Park is the only indoor option for getting wet and wild in Madison. Why wait for summer? Head to the bayou-themed park year-round for a splashing good time. There’s family fun for all ages, and you’ll feel like you’ve escaped to the...
Mount Horeb Trolls

Mount Horeb Trolls

  Just 22 miles from Madison is the quaint little town of Mount Horeb—but small, charming towns aren’t always as innocent as they seem. The town was originally settled by Norwegian immigrants who brought much of their culture and history to Wisconsin, including...
A Madison Halloween

A Madison Halloween

  The leaves are changing, there’s a chill in the air—and you have plenty of options to make your Halloween in Madison frightfully good. Visitors with kids love the Halloween themes at Madison libraries, designed just for little ones. Throughout October, costumes...