Don’t Stay Far from the Henry Vilas Zoo
Relish in the preservation efforts of the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the Arboretum or spend a day with orangutans and African lions at Henry Vilas Zoo. If you are more of a history buff than a naturalist, the Wisconsin Historical Museum features more than 110,000 artifacts that will activate your sense of wonder. The Madison Children’s Museum will ignite the same sense of curiosity in children of all ages, with plenty of hands-on exhibitions and opportunities to learn. Only two miles away from the Country Inn & Suites is Reddan Soccer Park where regional teams play 1,200 league games per year, making it an ideal stop for sports fans. When you aren’t sure what you want to do next, check the Alliant Energy Center’s calendar of events to see which conventions, concerts and sporting events are in town.
Nearby attractions include:
- Alliant Energy Center (5.7 miles)
Alliant Energy Center is a massive complex featuring a 10,231-person coliseum, heated pavilions, 29 acres of green space and a 255,000-square-foot exhibition hall. Check the online calendar to keep track of upcoming exhibitions, conventions, concerts and sporting events.
Phone: +1 (608) 267-3976
- The Arboretum (2.9 miles)
Explore the world of ecological restoration and preservation of woodland, savanna, prairie and wetland communities at the Arboretum, located on University of Wisconsin-Madison’s campus.
Phone: +1 (608) 263-7888
- Capital Brewery (6.2 miles)
Take a 30-45 minute “Brew-Venture” tour of this highly sustainable local brewery, and check out the beer garden if you’re visiting Madison between April and October.
Phone: +1 (608) 836-7100
- Henry Vilas Zoo (6 miles)
Get up close and personal to birds of the rainforest, Bornean orangutans and an Aldabra turtle at Henry Vilas Zoo, one of only a handful of free-admission, AZA-accredited zoos in the U.S.
Phone: +1 (608) 266-4732
- Madison Children's Museum (7.6 miles)
Visit the past in the log cabin, unearth the secrets to sustainability in the Urb Garden and get your hands on interactive exhibits in “Possible-opolis” at the Madison Children’s Museum.
Phone: +1 (608) 256-6445
- Olbrich Botanical Gardens (9.3 miles)
Explore why Horticulture magazine called the 16 acres of exotic plants and birds at Olbrich Botanical Gardens one of the most inspiring gardens in North America.
Phone: +1 (608) 246-4550
- Reddan Soccer Park (2.1 miles)
Reddan Soccer Park is an enticing attraction to sports fans, hosting more than 1,200 league games and 700 practices per year on 60 beautifully landscaped acres.
Phone: +1 (608) 276-9030
- University of Wisconsin-Madison (6.3 miles)
UWM is the state’s largest university, positioned between the shores of Lake Mendota and the protected ecosystems of the Arboretum. Attend a Badgers football game or take a stroll through Allen Centennial Garden while you visit your favorite college student.
Phone: +1 (608) 263-2400
- Wisconsin Historical Museum (6.6 miles)
Go on a tour of all four floors of the Wisconsin Historical Museum to learn about more than 110,000 historical artifacts through exhibits about textiles, technology, anthropology and more.
Phone: +1 (608) 264-6555