Best Places To See in Madison

Expert recommended Top 3 Places To See in Madison, Wisconsin. All of our places to see face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


702 South Randall Avenue, Madison, WI 53715 Directions

Since 1911

Henry Vilas Zoo contains wildlife from all over the world, including African lions, Galapagos Islands South American alpacas, and tortoises. Henry Vilas Zoo is dedicated to encouraging the importance of conservation in their society. They deliver outstanding shows, high-quality animal care, and compelling educational opportunities to galvanize their group's dedication to maintenance. Henry Vilas Zoo has a groundwater storage facility for the two large ponds on display in the Arctic Passage. This system is expected to save more than 2 million gallons of water a year in bear and seal exhibits over the dump and fill pool systems historically utilized. The zoo provides a variety of shows and attractions that will certainly thrill tourists of all ages. It affords free admission.

Accessibility and Service Animals, Camp, Conservation, School Trips, Private Events, Calendar, Education, Rentals Facility, The Glacier Grille, Train and Carousel, Aquarium, Strollers, and Wheelchairs, Sponsor an Event, Badger Bites & Gift Shop

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Mon - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 Directions

Since 1952

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is one of the most famous destinations in Madison, and this green oasis contains a sunken and a perennial garden. The garden explored 16 beautiful acres of outdoor gardens and Bolz indoor conservatory, a tropical oasis with native plants, a waterfall, and free-flying birds. It presents 16 acres of outdoor gardens that feature beautiful landscapes and hardy plants in the midwest. Botanical Gardens designs maintain and interpret parks and plant collections. OBG provides two scheduling options in which K-5 school groups can choose to participate in a paid led program. Visitors can private records tropical surroundings with a river and free-flying butterflies. It provides free open spring and fall tram runs during the weekends, daily during the summer.

Online Gifts, Plants in Bloom, Schumacher Library, Monthly Calendar of Events, Parties, Regional and International Tours, Workshops, Art Exhibits, Classes, Meetings, Olbrich Special Events, Growing Gifts Shop, School Group Programs, Weddings, Conservatory & Rental Facility

Discount: 20% Off on most classes and seminars View Deal

Price: General admission: $2

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Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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100 North Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703 Directions

Since 1980

'Madison's Children's Museum' aims to help to improve the lives of children by providing opportunities for learning through play. Their team of designers and artisans on-staff, and in collaboration with their experts in child growth. Tourists can do a regular drop-in project and paint their newest display on walls, from coops to nature cathedrals. The museum is an excellent attraction for field trips to schools, camps, and after school programs. The dedicated employees drive their mission by creating custom-made, award-winning exhibits that include programming, research, knowledge, and culture. It presents free admission for children under one & member.

Urb Garden Exhibits, Art Studio, Concourse, Possible-Opolis, Campaigns, Community Programs, Special Events, Corporate Giving, Log Cabin, Grown-Ups, Teacher Resources, Groups, Cafe, Rooftop Ramble, Exhibition from Coops to Cathedrals, Camps, Scouts, Parties, Rental Facility & Stair Trek

Discount: Free or 50% Off on admission through ASTC and ACM Reciprocal Network View Deal

Best Museum, Best of Madison Gold Category, Madison Magazine in 2014, 2016 & 2017

Price: Admission:
Adults & Children - $9
Seniors & Grandparents - $8
Family Access Admission - $1

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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon Closed

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