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University of Wisconsin Madison

University of Wisconsin Madison

Madison, Wisconsin, 53706
Category: Attractions
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The University of Wisconsin Madison

UW-Madison celebrates a long history of athletic and academic success dating back to 1848. The beautiful 933-acre campus in Madison is home to four National Historic Landmarks and renowned attractions, like Memorial Union on the shores of Lake Mendota. The University of Wisconsin Madison has 20 academic schools and has won more than two dozen NCAA sports championships. Catch a UW Badgers football game at Camp Randall Stadium or see a show at Wisconsin Union Theater.


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Free public access and tours.


  • UW Badgers Football & Basketball Games
  • Art Exhibits at Memorial Union
  • Performing Arts at Wisconsin Union Theater
  • Arboretum Walks


  • Academic Studies
  • Sports Programs
  • Campus Tours
  • Art Exhibits & Museum Tours
  • Live Music & Performing Arts

Parking and Transportation

Parking on campus is limited and can be a bit tricky. Visitor parking is available in city-run lots and garages and a few university-run lots. Street parking near campus is restricted to two hours. For more details on parking near the University, go to http://vip.wisc.edu/plan-your-visit/parking/.

Activities and Attractions

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to several historic landmarks and popular tourists attractions, including Memorial Union, Chazen Museum of Art, Wisconsin Union Theater, Bascom Hill Historic District, and Kohl Center. Hang out on the terrace at Memorial Union and enjoy views of Lake Mendota or spend the day outdoors at the Lakeshore Nature Preserve and Botanic Gardens.


  • When are campus tours available?

    Discover the University of Wisconsin Madison through a student led guided walking tour leaving from Union South. The 100-minute tours showcase campus life, arts, academics, and the rich history of the school. Tours are offered daily. Visit http://www.admissions.wisc.edu/visits/tours.php for dates and times.
  • What are the dining options on campus?

    UWA offers great eateries, pubs and restaurants in both student union buildings. Lake Mendota includes spots like Lakefront on Langdon, Daily Scoop, Peets Coffee & Tea, Terrace Brat Stand and Der Rathskeller. Grab a table on the terrace overlooking the lake and enjoy live music and hanging out with friends.

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