Stay near Madison’s Top Things to Do
Situated just 20 minutes west of downtown Madison, the Country Inn & Suites gives you easy access to the Middleton area’s best attractions. From our hotel off Highway 12, you can go fishing at Lake Mendota, meet the animals at Henry Vilas Zoo or discover the hidden beauty of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy trail. Corporate travelers appreciate being right in the heart of the business district, and families love being less than 10 minutes from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Take your kids to Capitol Ice Arena for hockey action, wander through the Madison Children’s Museum, or shop for deals at Greenway Station. If you’re here with colleagues, consider a team-building trip to the Capital Brewery facility or the driving range at Hitters SportsPlex.
- Pheasant Branch Conservancy (2 miles)
At this hidden gem, you can take a wonderful walk through the wildflowers and catch a glimpse of deer, herons, hawks and other prairie life.
Phone: +1 (608) 827-1044
- Lake Mendota (4.9 miles)
Hit the shores of this beautiful lake, popular for its opportunities to water-ski, tube, kayak and fish.
- Aldo Leopold Nature Center (14.4 miles)
Connect with nature through interactive exhibits and programs at this center named after a famous conservationist.
Phone: +1 (608) 221-0404
Tours and Museums:
- Capital Brewery (0.6 miles)
Take a 30- to 45-minute tour of the Capital Brewery facility before buying some beer to take home with you. You can also catch live bands performing on site.
Phone: +1 (608) 836-7100
- Chazen Museum of Art (7.2 miles)
Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, this museum is filled with pieces of art that delight connoisseurs and amateur enthusiasts alike.
Phone: +1 (608) 263-2246
- Madison Children's Museum (8 miles)
Try out a butter churn, dig your fingers into a piece of clay, or clamber up to the rooftop. Designed for toddlers to preteens, this museum also has plenty of attractions for adults looking to join in the fun!
Phone: +1 (608) 256-6445
- Monona Terrace (14 miles)
Attend one of many meetings, banquets or community programs offered throughout the year in this building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Phone: +1 (608) 261-4000
Sports and Family Fun:
- Greenway Station (0.5 miles)
This nearby shopping center is home to a range of fun restaurants like Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano and shops like Michael’s and World Market.
Phone: +1 (608) 824-9111
- Hitters SportsPlex (0.5 miles)
Enjoy baseball, softball, tennis or pickleball at Wisconsin’s largest recreation facility. This 50,000-square-foot complex even contains an indoor golf driving range. Call the hotel for group rates.
Phone: +1 (608) 833-4488
- Capitol Ice Arena (2.2 miles)
Watch the Capitols put the biscuit in the basket at this AAA hockey venue. Prefer to glide across the ice yourself? Stop by during public skating hours.
Phone: +1 (608) 821-1230
- Henry Vilas Zoo (7.4 miles)
From peacocks to polar bears, the animals that call this zoo home are sure to delight and entertain your family for hours. Parking and admission are free.
Phone: +1 (608) 266-4732
- University of Wisconsin-Madison (7.4 miles)
The Country Inn & Suites is a 20-minute drive from the sporting events and academic lectures of this impressive university. Taking a campus tour? Don’t miss the ice cream at Babcock Hall.
Phone: +1 (608) 263-2400
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