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Madison Attractions

Named for former United States President James Madison and pronounced the state capital in 1837, Madison is Wisconsin's civic heart and soul surrounded by acre upon acre of glittering lakes. University of Wisconsin-Madison students savor waterfront views while walking to class and the city’s trademark is "Lake, City, Lake." Whether it's the sublime natural scenery or the tens of thousands of undergraduates who descend on the college town each fall, Madison has long been celebrated as a friendly and progressive city. That’s not all—from world-class museums to endless outdoor adventures Madison offers a warm welcome to every type of traveler.


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