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100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die

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Wisconsin tradition, natural beauty, and an independent spirit meet in the cool college town of Madison. From the State Capitol, set between two gorgeous lakes at the city’s center, to the beautiful University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, downtown bustles with food carts, the iconic Dane County Farmers Market, and plenty of spots to satisfy a cheese curd craving. Shop your way down State Street, or catch the big show at Overture Center or the Orpheum. Tap into the near-east-side’s ever-growing beer scene, greet flowers at Olbrich Botanical Gardens or wild animals at the Henry Vilas Zoo, or check out one of the many neighborhood festivals that bring music, food, local brews, and more to city parks year-round.

Madison is a smart, family-friendly, come-as-you-are place, with far more than 100 things to do in any of its four distinct seasons. This second edition of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die adds a new round of hotspots, events, and attractions that newcomers and longtimers alike won’t want to miss. Join Madison native and award-winning journalist Katie Vaughn as you explore, or fall anew for, this vibrant, one-of-a-kind city.

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100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die
By Katie Vaughn
Reedy Press, March 2019

100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die
By Katie Vaughn
Reedy Press, February 2017