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Madison is plentiful for performing arts and there are a number of things to take part in and enjoy. For the performing arts enthusiast, theater is probably always something exciting to get involved in. If you’re looking for something fun and exciting in Madison, here are some ideas that will get your inner artist excited.

American Players Theater

This professional and classical theater is outside of Spring Green and is located on 110 acres of hilly woods and meadows. There are 2 theater spaces and there are 8 plays that take place in a rotating repertory each year. This theater has become the 2nd largest outdoor theater that is devoted to some of the classics.

Children’s Theater of Madison

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Madison, Wisconsin offers much to see and do for the whole family. While teens and adults are more in mind, there are a lot of things that can engage the younger ones as well. There are different themed attractions as well as heritage, fun-filled environments, leadership, historical significance and more.

Henry Vilas Zoo

There are very few zoos in the nation that offer free admission. This zoo is open to the public year round meaning you can always bring the family for a fun-filled day. Fun for all ages, children and even adults can enjoy the many species of animals that call this zoo home from orangutans, lemurs, lions, tropical animals to snakes and more.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Offering an indoor tropical conservatory and outdoor…

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Camp Randall Stadium brings the excitement of football to a whole different level. Built in 1917, the stadium is home to Wisconsin’s football team and hosts numerous games throughout the season for the University’s impressive football team. It is always open for guests to come and go throughout the season and walk on the brightly painted field turf in red and white, for the team’s colors.

Why was the Stadium Built?

It was built to impress with a double deck structure that encircles the massive field. It has not only hosted all of the football games for the area, but numerous concerts, public events and even Green Bay Packer exhibition games.

It is known as the centerpiece to the athletic complex on campus, located at the west side of the…

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Middleton is a perfect place to visit if wanting to take in some historical architecture, and learn about the history of the area. A majority of businesses in Middleton are housed in historical locations. In addition, there are a variety of historical homes in Middleton as well, which will give you a great glimpse into the past.

You can visit The Middleton Area Historical Society, or The Middleton Landmarks Commission website to get more information about this historic area. When in the Middleton area, stop by and see some of these historical buildings.

Blacksmith Shop – 2645 Branch Street

At this time, this shop is not open for public tours. However, you can view this structure from the outside, and still get a vivid picture of what it was…

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Madison has some gorgeous lakes and the best way to get around is by boating and cruising. When you want to rent a boat and cruise the lakes in the area, you can call one of the many options like Betty Lou Cruises, Brittingham Boats and Wingra Boats. Here is a look at these options and more for your boat rentals and cruises near Madison.

Wingra Boats – 824 Knickerbocker Street, Madison

Wingra Boats is one the places to check out for rentals. You can rent canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and sailboats here. They also offer membership, camps, lessons and dockage.

Skipper Bud’s – 5381 Westport Road, Madison

Skipper Bud’s is a great choice for rentals as well. They are located right on Lake Mendota. It’s actually the largest marina facility on the…

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Do you enjoy gardening? Then you would love a trip to the Allen Centennial Gardens. This is a public garden area that provides outdoor learning opportunities to strengthen your gardening skills. Teachings are held by the Horticulture Department of University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This garden is actually designed to function as an outdoor classroom for students and staff of the Horticulture Department. However, it also acts as a learning portal for the public. Communities, regions and professionals in the horticulture business, all utilize the garden area. Those from outside the state can also visit the garden, and take in the beauty that it provides.

About the Gardens

Allen Centennial Gardens is a total of 2.5 acres, and is home to hundreds…

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If you are looking for a great time then you might want to spend a day at the beach. There's a lot to do on the beach; play in the ocean, build a sandcastle, or just enjoy the view of the ocean. There are lots of beaches to explore in Madison; here is where you can find them.

There are twelve beaches in the city of Madison Parks. There are ten of these that have lifeguard services. You can find out about the condition of the beach daily through the Public Health Department, they're always on top of it. They beaches are divided into regional, neighborhood, and unstaffed.

The Regional Beaches

The regional beaches are BB Clarke Beach on Spaight Street, Olbrich Park Beach on Atwood Avenue, Tenney Park Beach on Johnson Street, and Vilas Park Beach…

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