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The State Capital in Madison Wisconsin is an impressive architectural structure located in the center of the city along the lakeshore. (photo via ImagesbyK / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

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The capital building in Madison Wisconsin at dusk (photo via Dendron / iStock / Getty Images Plus)
The capital building in Madison Wisconsin at dusk (photo via Dendron / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and the county seat of Dane County. It is also home to the University of Wisconsin Madison. Explore a fascinating variety of attractions in Madison and the surrounding communities. Every day visitors are discovering all of the wonderful attractions that Madison has to offer.

From the family friendly Henry Vilas Zoo and Madison Children's Museum to the historic University of Wisconsin, to the natural beauty of Olbrich Botanical Gardens and the UW Arboretum, there is something for everyone.

Tenney Park bridge on a fall morning (photo via Dendron / iStock / Getty Images Plus)
Tenney Park bridge on a fall morning (photo via Dendron / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

The greater Madison area offers residents and visitors alike an array of exciting and educational activities and attractions. Start by checking out downtown Madison's "Museum Mile," six museums and galleries offering something for everyone. Madison and the surrounding communities also offer a host of wonderful galleries.

Madison boasts a wealth of cultural opportunities usually associated with much larger metropolitan areas. Between performances by the Madison Repertory Theater, Madison Opera and Madison Symphony, touring productions at Overture Center for the Arts and a full schedule of performances at the University of Wisconsin, there is world class entertainment to be found just about any night.