Best Landmarks in Madison, WI

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Madison, WI. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


2 E Main Street, Madison, WI 53703

Since 1906

Historical Places, Government Buildings, Landmark, Historic Preservation, House, Historical Timeline, Architecture Buildings, Landmark, Historical Building, Observation Deck, Collections, House, Buildings, Exhibitions, Events, Guided Tours, Weddings, Private Occasions, Gift Shop & Holiday Historic House Tour

It is the tallest building in Madison, a distinction that has been preserved by legislation that prohibits buildings taller than the columns surrounding the dome (187 feet)



Mon - Fri : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Sat & Sun : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

As a born and raised resident of Madison, I have been to the State Capitol too many times to count. On Saturday's visit, I was only on the outside of the Capitol for an event. An event where over 75,000 people attended. The outside of the building is so beautiful to me. One of the prettiest state capitols I have seen. It is well maintained. For the majority of the event, I was on the second landing of the stairs from State Street to the building.
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30 N Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703

Since 1846

Museum, Accessibility, Group Tours, Museum Store, Nearby Restaurants and Hotels, Blue Star Museum Initiative, Field Trips Collections, Summer Camps, Summer Play Days, Groups, After School Program, Corporate Museum Rentals, Wedding Parties, Stores, Gift Shop, Great Connections, Educational Programs & Workshops

Wisconsin Historical Society Members Free Admission - Museum staff offer free tours to visitors at 1:00 daily - The collections of the Museum contain over 110,000 historical objects and nearly 400,000 archaeological artifacts

Price: Adults $5, Children 5 and up $3



Tue - Sat : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun & Mon : Closed

A great museum, in a town that seems full of them. I went to the Wisconsin Historical Society as well, but it's more a research library than a museum. Strangely, there doesn't seem to be any connection between the two places. This one is comparable to the museum section of the Ohio Historical Center; the WHS seems like the archives and library portion of that institution. When I went there was a special exhibit about toys, which was amusing but definitely more for kids.
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1215 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53706

Since 1848

Museum, Tours, Museum Storytime, Research, Collections, Fossil Preparation Lab, Self-Guided Tour, Special Events and Programs, Special Events, Birthday Parties, Rental Facility, Dining, Stores, School Tour, Gift Shop, Group Tours, Educational Programs, Private Events, Venue, Tours, Art Collections & Conservation

Free Admission - Almost 1,000 items are on display in 66 exhibits covering 3,000 square feet (280 m2) - Every year hundreds of school groups from around the state tour the museum led by student guides



Mon - Fri : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat : 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Sun : Closed

People come here for the fantastic geological collections, but the complete mammoth skeleton is the real star of the show. This museum is FREE, and it should be required to bring every kid within a hundred miles here. Forget the cloying, annoying Ice Age movies; give your kids a real taste of the past at the Madison Geology Museum. A rocking 5 stars!
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