This popular venue was established in 1928 by the University of Wisconsin to provide a space where students can gather and the university can host college fests, alumni events, and other functions. But with magnificent views of the adjoining lakes and an easy-going ambiance, the Memorial Union Terrace quickly became a hotspot for students. Today, it hosts a variety of events, like the popular Annual UW Credit Union Summer Stage concert series and Lakeside Cinema, which is held every Monday throughout summer. In the winter, the iconic Terrace chairs removed to make room for an ice rink. You can even see ice skating and snowboarding competitions. Though the Terrace has undergone several transformations since first being built, it manages to retain its charm no matter the season.
The Chazen Museum of Art aims to collect, preserve, and exhibit works of art, exposing the public to the wonders of the art world. Playing a crucial role in Madison's visual art scene, it boasts an exciting and extensive permanent collection, which consists of old photographs, lithographs, drawings, paintings, sculptures, and more. Not only is the Chazen Museum of Art a wonderful cultural attraction, it's also free, so keep an eye out for exciting upcoming events and exhibitions.
Spread across three levels, Madison Children's Museum is an amazing, interactive museum for the whole family. Get inside one of Wisconsin's oldest log cabins from the 19th Century to know the state's history. Little tots will have fun at the Wildernest with crawlers and climbers to keep them busy. Get to know a bit of horticulture at the Urb Garden or art and interactive displays at the Community Concourse. If your child is more artistic, head up to the Art Studio in the second floor. Showcasing artworks of children and other artists, their rotating exhibits will inspire you to be creative with paint, clay or paper. For more informative fun, Possible-opolis is where science and art meet. Get to know Wisconsin's outdoors at the Rooftop Ramble. With so much to do, there is never a dull time at this fantastic museum.
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is a multi-purpose venue ideally located on the banks of the Lake Monona, Madison, WI. Inaugurated in 1997, the convention center is available for meetings, conference, and other types of events and can accommodate up to 4,000 guests at a single time. The main attraction of this luxurious space is the rooftop area which is ideal for thematic weddings and parties with their in-house catering. The venue is available for community events and functions as a meeting point for political and welfare groups.
The Kohl Center, home of the University of Wisconsin's basketball and hockey teams, provide athletes with fantastic facilities: spacious locker-rooms, a lounge with a sound system, a study room equipped with computers, and a video room! It does not fail to satisfy the fans either; suites, instant-replay monitors, and a high powered sound system make for a spectacular sporting experience. Moreover, the Kohl Center has outstanding facilities for the disabled, including 300-odd seats for the handicapped, and TTY-equipped telephones for the hearing and speech-impaired.
Opened in 1901 as the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum sits opposite the State Capitol on the isthmus between Lakes Monona and Mendota. The educational museum offers insight into the roles of state veterans in various wars across different ages, making it a must-see for history buffs. You'll find more than 3,000 items displayed between the two award-winning galleries at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Don't miss this American Alliance of Museums accredited site on your trip next tour of the city.
Formerly the Regent Street Retreat, The Red Zone Madison is a sports lover's haven with more than 35 flat screens playing all the games that you can imagine. If you don't have it at home, come here because they all sorts of sports package available in the country. For those who are music oriented, head to their entertainment zone where live music from talented musicians will set your feet tapping. Both the venues are interconnected and serve tasty bar bites and drinks.
One of the most popular University of Wisconsin–Madison museums, UW Geology Museum (UWGM) is for all those who are interested in Earth science, especially fossils, minerals, meteorites and rocks. Established in the 19th Century, the present building was erected in the 1970s. Check out the black light room where rocks glow, or get awed by a piece of Martian stone. Don't miss the glacial erractics of copper. Get inside a replica of a Wisconsin limestone cave. Marvel at the fossil of the Boaz mastodon and the duck-billed dinosaur. Get to know about the many meteorites that fell in the state. Though small in size, its well-curated collection is indeed among the best of its kind in the region.
Shaped like a horseshoe and located at the west end of the University of Wisconsin campus, Camp Randall Stadium is one of the largest school-owned sports arenas in all of America, not to mention the fourth oldest. Built in 1917, it takes its name from Alexander W. Randall, a former Wisconsin governor. The stadium can accommodate up to 77,000 sports fans, and there are plenty of bars and pubs around for a post-game celebration or consolation. Find time to cheer on the Badgers or see a major concert at this impressive Madison venue.