Fish at Lake Mendota or Visit Henry Vilas Zoo
Situated near Lake Mendota and just off Highway 12, the Country Inn & Suites, Madison West puts you near the heart of Middleton’s business district and 20 minutes from Madison’s downtown. Catch a Badgers football game just 10 minutes away at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, or head to Capitol Ice Arena for hockey action. Enjoy family-focused fun at the Madison Children’s Museum, Greenway Station or Henry Vilas Zoo. Our hotel is also convenient for business travelers attending meetings at nearby corporate offices with plenty of things to do at the end of a work day, such as touring the Capital Brewery facility or practicing your golf swing at Hitters SportsPlex.
- Aldo Leopold Nature Center (14.4 miles)
Connect with nature through interactive exhibits and programs at this nature center bearing the name of a famous conservationist.
Phone: +1 (608) 221-0404
- Lake Mendota (4.9 miles)
Hit the shores of this beautiful lake, popular for its opportunities to water ski, tube, kayak and fish.
- Pheasant Branch Conservancy (2 miles)
Take a wonderful walk through the wildflowers and catch a glimpse of deer, herons, hawks and other prairie life.
Phone: +1 (608) 827-1044
Tours and Museums
- Capital Brewery (0.6 miles)
The Capital Brewery offers a 30- to 45-minute tour of the facility. Beer is always for sale, and live bands perform regularly at this location.
Phone: +1 (608) 836-7100
- Chazen Museum of Art (7.2 miles)
This museum, located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, is filled with pieces of art that can delight connoisseurs and amateur art 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. This museum was designed for toddlers to pre-teens, but adults have been known to have a blast, too!
Phone: +1 (608) 256-6445
- Monona Terrace (14 miles)
You can 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
- Capitol Ice Arena (2.2 miles)
Watch the Capitols put the biscuit in the basket at this AAA venue. Prefer to glide across the ice yourself? Stop by during public skating hours.
Phone: +1 (608) 821-1230
- 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
- Henry Vilas Zoo (7.4 miles)
From peacocks to polar bears, the animals that call this zoo home can delight and entertain your family for hours. Parking and admission are free.
Phone: +1 (608) 266-4732
- Hitters SportsPlex (0.5 miles)
Enjoy baseball, softball, tennis or pickleball at Wisconsin’s largest recreation facility. This 50,000-square-foot edifice even contains an indoor golf driving range. Call the hotel for group rates.
Phone: +1 (608) 833-4488
- 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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