April 2015

Found 8 blog entries for April 2015.

Dining

Middleton is a town with excellent fine dining options. Restaurants are everywhere here but fine dining is definitely a priority. Upscale restaurants are important to residents, which is why restaurant owners have made sure to offer some great options to locals.

From seafood to steak, chicken to pasta, there is something for every palette to enjoy. When you’re in the mood for local cuisine in an elegant, fine-dining atmosphere, check out these top spots in Middleton for your next date night, family gather of special occasion.

Fitzgerald’s of Middleton – 3112 Parmenter Street

With over 25 years in service, Fitzgerald’s of Middleton is known for serving the best quality seafood and USDA Black Angus beef. It’s a favorite spot for locals because

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Henry Vilas Zoo is one of the few zoos in the country that is still free. It can be accessed by bus as well as by car and is open seven days a week from 9:30am to 5pm. It’s located at 702 South Randall Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin and it’s a hugely popular attraction.

It’s great for all ages so if you are new to the area, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of the free admission and visit the animals. Take the kids for a day of fun or rent the venue for a special event. Here is everything you need to know from visiting to memberships at the Henry Vilas Zoo.

About Henry Vilas Zoo

The zoo is free to the public and open year-round. It runs under the support of the Henry Vilas Zoological Society and Dane County. It’s surrounded by a park and

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Dining

Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant provides multiple locations. One of those locations is found in Middleton, Wisconsin and provides a great place for drinks, food and a warm atmosphere. If you love the feeling of spending time in an authentic Irish pub, this is the place for you.

The pub is found in Greenway Station, which is home to more than 35 retail stores. You can shop before you head in for dinner or just stop for a break and a drink.

The Food

The menu consists of appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and more. Some of the top choices include:

  • Black & Bleu Bites
  • Scotch Eggs
  • Dublin Coddle
  • Irish Beef Stew
  • Fish 'n Chips
  • Guinness Chicken Pasta
  • Irish Breakfast
  • Guinness Baked Mac & Cheese
  • Jameson
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Relaxing at the spa is a great way to let some stress melt away. Middleton, WI provides a number of nearby spas with plenty of treatments offered. Whether you prefer a mud bath or a massage, you will find it in Middleton. Here are a few of the best spas to consider.

Aniu Salon & Spa - 2275 Deming Way

A premiere salon and spa found in Middleton, Aniu provides a state-of-the-art facility for relaxation. The space is more than 20,000 square feet and provides a retail stores, along with a L'Oreal Professional Color Center. They offer all types of treatments and have been honored as one of the best spas in the state for more than 20 years.

Elements Therapeutic Massage - 1950 Cayuga Street

When you really need to relax or you need relief from

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National Mustard Museum - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eblake/14452180087

While Wisconsin may be known mainly for its cheese, few people know that the National Mustard Museum exists right outside of Madison.

History of the National Mustard Museum

Founded in 1992 by former Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General, Barry Levenson, the National Mustard Museum has made such pop culture appearances as Jeopardy and the Oprah Winfrey show.

Anyone who makes mustard is likely represented at the National Mustard Museum. And with over five thousand types of mustard represented from all fifty states and over seventy countries, no one will ever have a boring hot dog again.

A great time to visit the National Mustard Museum would be during the National Mustard Day festival, which has been hosting it since 1991 on the first

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The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is located in Capitol Square at 30 West Mifflin Street in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin. The museum is dedicated to the soldiers of Wisconsin and was established in 1901 as the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall. The museum was accredited in the 1970’s by the American Alliance of Museums and became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2014.

Show Cases and Galleries

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum features two museum galleries that showcase the history of those in Wisconsin that served in our nation’s wars from the American Civil War to the Persian Gulf War. The two galleries in the museum contain award-wining exhibits, collections and programs.

Admission to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum is free of charge and the

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University of Wisconsin Madison - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tabor-roeder/8027997879

There are a variety of colleges and universities in the Madison area. They provide a number of degrees and certificate programs. These facilities are utilized by students all over the world.

University of Wisconsin Madison

There are approximately 42,000 undergrads that attend each year, and this University is known across the globe. The main focus of this facility is about discovery. The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is a facility on campus that is known for two state of the art biomedical research associations.

It also provides a large area for scientific events. When it comes to sports, there is plenty of University pride to go around. Performances from the music department come highly recommended.

School of Medicine and Public

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Tennis - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/dietmaha-130293/

There are over 92 tennis courts in the Madison area. These courts are located in parks, and are first come basis. Courts can be reserved, but one has to be open for general play. There is a fee for reserving a court that must be paid by instructors or leagues. Here are some of the parks that have tennis courts available.

Bordner Park – 5610 Elder Place

Bordner Park is a 6.47 acre park on the west side of town. There are 2 tennis courts available, as well as basketball courts, open field for soccer and playground.

Brittingham Park - 829 West Washington Avenue

Right on the banks of the Lake Monona Bay, Brittingham Park has a total of 25.1 acres. There are 4 tennis courts available, as well as a scenic bike path. Enjoy relaxing or having a

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