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Madison Shopping

The Madison area has endless shopping malls and boutiques. Some of the best malls in the area are East Towne, Westgate and Johnson Creek Outlet Centre where you can buy anything and everything. State Street is a unique pedestrian mall that has various stalls selling arts and crafts and the street also has good speciality hops and restaurants.

Madison Activities

Bogeys Family Fun Park - a variety of fun activities such as a 19 hole mini golf course that has ponds and fountains. The family Go Kart Track has 16 Nascar themed go karts for drivers over 54 inches.

Circus World Museum - complex has a collection of artifacts on the history of the circus of America as well as fun rides and interactive displays.

Noahs Ark Waterpark - enjoy over 60 fun waterbased activities such as Black Thunder, a four slide complex with waterfalls and special effects and an Endless River where you can relax on a tube and float on the waterway. Other attractions are Point Of No Return extreme body slides and 18 hole jungle themed mini golf.

Madison Parks & Gardens

Henry Vilas Park Zoo - view over 600 animals in this free zoo where locals gather on the grass to picnic and feed the ducks.

Token Creek Park - plenty of recreational facilities at this park including 5 volleyball courts, hiking and skiing trails, playgrounds and a fishing pier.

Olbrich Gardens - featuring a beautiful conservatory and 14 acres of outdoor flowers.

Madison Restaurants and Bars

Madison Restaurants

Monty's Blue Plate Diner - 2089 Atwood Avenue. A popular and busy neighbourhood diner that serves great Tex Mex breakfasts, hot fudge brownie sundaes and a large vegetarian selection.

Elderado Grill - 744 Williamson Street. A friendly atmosphere with a western style interior and serving a fusion of Mexican, Southern and Southwestern cuisine. Enjoy one of their terrific margaritas on the outdoor patio.

Firefly - 271 University Avenue. Exotic Asian and Pacific Rim flavour, speciality martinis and a steller wine list. Try the fresh spring rolls, Pad Thai and ginger infused martinis.

Ocean Grill - 117 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. In Summer sit on teh patio with its lovely views and Winter enjoy the festive atmosphere inside with a high defenition aquarium and view into the bustlin kitchen. The menu features a mix of traditional and contemporary flavours such as bacon wrapped scallops, crab cakes and good vegetarian dishes.

Ancora Coffee Roasters - 3310 University Avenue. Called one of the ten great places to have coffee in America. You can also enjoy freshly baked breads and pastries as well as Tuscan inspired bistro food.

Madison Bars & Clubs

Blue Velvet Lounge - 2535 University Avenue. A cozy cockatail lounge that also has a great appetizer menu. Happy hour Monday to Friday 4pm to 7pm, Sunday all night.

Club Majestic - 115E King Street. One of the best nightclubs in the mid west with DJ's, live music, dancing and a VIP lounge.

Luthers Blues - 1401 University Avenue. This popular music club also features the Crescent City Grill.

Mondays - 523 State Street. Very popular so be prepared to wait in line. The atmosphere is lively and the drinks are good.

Madison children's activities

Bogeys Family Fun Park - a variety of fun activities such as a 19 hole mini golf course that has ponds and fountains. The family Go Kart Track has 16 Nascar themed go karts for drivers over 54 inches.

Circus World Museum - complex has a collection of artifacts on the history of the circus of America as well as fun rides and interactive displays.

Noahs Ark Waterpark - enjoy over 60 fun waterbased activities such as Black Thunder, a four slide complex with waterfalls and special effects and an Endless River where you can relax on a tube and float on the waterway. Other attractions are Point Of No Return extreme body slides and 18 hole jungle themed mini golf.

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