Rest Easy near Madison, Wisconsin’s Top Attractions
Home to 247 parks, a free zoo and the Wisconsin Badgers, Madison offers plenty of opportunities to kick back and relax. The Country Inn & Suites, Madison is situated near US Highway 12/18 and just across Lake Monona from the city’s thriving downtown. Our hotel puts you near historic sites like the Wisconsin Historical Museum, family-friendly attractions like the Madison Children’s Museum and exhibition centers such as Monona Terrace and Alliant Energy Center. University of Wisconsin-Madison fans, students, parents and alumni can have a convenient, comfortable and cost-efficient accommodations
Consider adding these attractions to your itinerary:
- 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
- Allen Centennial Gardens (6.5 miles)
Stroll through 21 beautiful, well-maintained gardens located at this 2.5-acre educational facility managed by the University of Wisconsin.
Phone: +1 (608) 576-2501
- Betty Lou Cruises (10 miles)
Board a cruise ship and head out to the center of Lake Monona. You can get a glimpse of the city of Madison’s skyline and enjoy delicious food and drinks.
Phone: +1 (608) 246-3138
- East Towne Mall (5.4 miles)
Located near the intersection of U.S. Route 151 and I-90/94, this 115-store retail center is a shoppers’ paradise.
Phone: +1 (608) 244-1387
- Geology Museum (5.8 miles)
In just a one-hour tour, you can see the skeletons of dinosaurs and Ice Age creatures as well hundreds of rock and mineral specimens.
Phone: +1 (608) 262-2399
- Governor's Mansion (8.4 miles)
Public tours of the executive mansion are offered every Thursday from April through August, and holiday tours are offered during December.
Phone: +1 (608) 246-5501
- Henry Vilas Zoo (6 miles)
This admission-free zoo is full of exotic creatures like orangutans and harbor seals, housed in well-designed habitats.
Phone: +1 (608) 266-4732
- Madison Children's Museum (5.5 miles)
At this exciting, hands-on museum, you can churn butter, construct a city or dig into a clay art project. Kids love the fun, and adults love the learning.
Phone: +1 (608) 256-6445
- Monona Terrace Convention Center (5 miles)
You can attend a concert, exhibition or banquet in the 85,000-square-foot Monona Terrace, designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Phone: +1 (608) 261-4000
- Olbrich Gardens (3.6 miles)
Journey to the tropics right in Madison with a trip to Olbrich Gardens, where you can see a waterfall, birds, orchids, coffee trees and butterflies. Don’t miss the Thai Pavilion, too.
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, barefooting and kneeboarding awaits you on Lake Mendota or Lake Monona.
Phone: +1 (608) 219-4408
- Wisconsin Historical Museum (5.6 miles)
Grow your brain at this four-story museum, where you can wander through the story of Wisconsin from ancient times to the present, showcased through 110,000 historical objects and nearly 400,000 archaeological artifacts.
Phone: +1 (608) 264-6555