Rest Easy near Top Madison-Area Attractions
The Country Inn & Suites is situated near the Beltline Highway and just across Lake Monona from Madison’s thriving downtown. As our guest, you can enjoy easy access to family-friendly attractions like the Madison Children’s Museum, Henry Vilas Zoo and nearly 250 parks. Our hotel is also close to sites like the Wisconsin Historical Museum and the state capitol building. If you’re in town for a concert or conference, our rooms and suites
put you within five miles of the Alliant Energy Center and Monona Terrace. Are you a Badgers fan? The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus is just 15 minutes away.
Shopping and Family Entertainment
- East Towne Mall (5.4 miles)
Located near the intersection of U.S. Route 151 and I-90, this 80-store retail center is a shoppers’ paradise. Switch up your wardrobe at Sears, JCPenney or Boston Store before stopping for a snack in the food court.
Phone: +1 (608) 244-1387
- Henry Vilas Zoo (6 miles)
A day trip to this zoological park is sure to put smiles on your family’s faces. Check out dozens of animal species from nearly every continent, and don’t miss the Arctic Passage, the zoo’s newest exhibit.
Phone: +1 (608) 266-4732
- Madison Children's Museum (5.5 miles)
At this hands-on children’s museum, the little ones can churn butter, dig into a clay art project and run in a giant gerbil wheel in the “city” of Possible-opolis.
Phone: +1 (608) 256-6445
- University of Wisconsin Geology Museum (5.8 miles)
Sign up for a one-hour guided tour to see fossils of dinosaurs and Ice Age creatures as well hundreds of rock and mineral specimens. Prefer to peruse at your own pace? Take a self-guided tour instead.
Phone: +1 (608) 262-1412
- Wisconsin Historical Museum (5.6 miles)
Follow the story of Wisconsin from ancient times to the present by examining 110,000 historical objects and nearly 400,000 archaeological artifacts at this family-friendly museum.
Phone: +1 (608) 264-6555
Sports and Recreation
- Allen Centennial Garden (6.5 miles)
Stroll through 21 beautiful, well-maintained gardens located at this 2.5-acre educational facility managed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Phone: +1 (608) 576-2501
- Olbrich Botanical Gardens (3.6 miles)
Journey to the tropics without leaving Madison by visiting Olbrich Botanical Gardens, where you can see a waterfall, birds, orchids, coffee trees, butterflies and more. Don’t miss the Thai Pavilion!
Phone: +1 (608) 246-4550
- University of Wisconsin-Madison (6 miles)
The flagship campus of the state’s university system, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to the Badgers as well as four National Historic Landmarks.
Phone: +1 (608) 263-2400
- Wakesport Adventures (10 miles)
A day of waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and tubing awaits you on Lake Mendota or Lake Monona. Wakesport caters to thrill-seekers of all skill levels.
Phone: +1 (608) 219-4408
Tours and Events
- Alliant Energy Center (3.8 miles)
The 500-plus events held every year at the Alliant Energy Center include sporting competitions, consumer expos and outdoor concerts.
Phone: +1 (608) 267-3976
- Betty Lou Cruises (10 miles)
Board a cruise ship and sail out to the center of Lake Monona. You can get a glimpse of the Madison city skyline while you indulge in delicious food and drinks.
Phone: +1 (608) 246-3138
- Monona Terrace (5 miles)
You can attend a concert, exhibition or banquet on the shore of Lake Monona at the 85,000-square-foot Monona Terrace, designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Phone: +1 (608) 261-4000
- The Wisconsin Executive Residence (8.4 miles)
Known as “the people’s home of Wisconsin,” this governor’s mansion is open for public tours every Thursday from mid-June through August. Holiday tours are offered during December.
Phone: +1 (608) 246-5501