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Madison Ghosts: Haunts and Terrors Ghost Tour - Photo

Location Marker Madison, WI
Madison Ghosts: Haunts and Terrors Ghost Tour
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Madison by Junket Photo
Madison by Junket Photo
Madison by Junket Photo

Things to Do in Madison: By JUNKET

Did you know Madison is the home of the World’s Largest Brat Fest? Or that it is one of only two US cities built on an isthmus? Or that the official city bird is a plastic pink flamingo?


A captivating city where the scenic beauty of the surrounding lakes collides with a vibrant cultural landscape, Madison shines with endless possibilities and hidden treasures known only to the locals. With many of its notable buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this university town is a true architectural gem that seamlessly blends modern design with historic flair.

Wisconsin’s capital city displays a rare combination of cultural sophistication and small-town charm, enticing visitors with an abundance of fun attractions and unforgettable experiences.


Athens of the Midwest

Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the city as you uncover a myriad of thrilling experiences and awe-inspiring places of interest. Discover a realm of outdoor adventure with exciting things to do, from kayaking on the shimmering waters of Lake Mendota to biking along the picturesque trails of the Capital City State Trail

Embrace the lively energy of State Street, a bustling avenue pulsating with eclectic shops, charming cafes, and delightful street performers, or unveil hidden local gems such as the enchanting UW-Madison Arboretum, a sanctuary of tranquility amidst a bustling cityscape. 

Madison's downtown comes alive after dark, offering a thrilling array of entertainment options. Explore the vibrant live music scene, where local talents fill the air with melodious tunes, or indulge in the pulsating energy of the city's bustling bars and clubs.


Ghosts of Madison

When the streets shine bright with the Midwest moon, Madison Ghosts reveals the spine-chilling side of the city’s tranquil façade. Restless spirits linger in its historic landmarks and haunted thoroughfares, their presence palpable as you traverse their ghostly realm.


Mad City’s haunted history comes to life before your eyes as you:


          And so much more…


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Madison History Image

Madison History

 Linking Land

Situated in south-central Wisconsin, Madison lies on an isthmus between the serene Lakes Mendota and Monona. Centuries before the arrival of white settlers, the region was inhabited by the Native American "mound builders" who constructed thousands of impressive effigy mounds between 300 and 1300 CE. 

In later times, the Ho-Chunk nation made this area their home and thrived in the region, utilizing the abundant resources provided by the lakes and surrounding forests. Their presence continued throughout the histor

Madison Today Photo
Madison Today Photo
Madison Today Photo

Madison Today


With its stunning natural surroundings, rich history, and vibrant culture, Madison continues to captivate residents and visitors alike, offering a blend of small-town charm and cosmopolitan amenities.


A Storied Past

Explore the fascinating Wisconsin Historical Museum, where you can delve into the state's intriguing past through interactive exhibits, artifacts, and engaging displays. Step back in time at Old World Wisconsin, an outdoor museum that brings to life the traditions and lifestyles of early settlers in the region.

No visit to Madison would be complete without a trip to the iconic State Capitol building. Step inside and marvel at the stunning architecture as you explore its grand halls and learn about the state's rich history.


“There's something about this place, about Madison and Wisconsin and the Midwest, that's really comforting.”

– Jane Kaczmarek


Outdoor Adventures

With its abundance of parks, trails, and natural beauty, Madison provides an outdoor playground for all seasons, allowing visitors to reconnect with nature, engage in thrilling adventures, and create lasting memories. 

Explore the scenic trails of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, where you can wander through diverse ecosystems, lush gardens, and tranquil woodlands. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the breathtaking Olbrich Botanical Gardens, with its stunning landscapes, vibrant flower displays, and peaceful walking paths.

For water lovers, the picturesque lakes of Mendota, Monona, and Wingra provide endless opportunities for boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing. Take a stroll or bike ride along the stunning Lake Monona Loop, soaking in the panoramic views and refreshing lakeside breezes.


Arts and Eats

Expand your cultural horizons at the iconic Wisconsin Union Theater, known for its exceptional lineup of live performances and cultural events. Immerse yourself in the world-class art collections of the Chazen Museum of Art, where you can admire works spanning various periods and mediums, from classical masterpieces to contemporary creations.

Explore the city’s vibrant arts scene at the Overture Center for the Arts, where world-class performances and exhibitions come to life. Catch a show at the historic Majestic Theatre, a renowned venue that has hosted legendary musicians and emerging talents alike.

Don't miss the opportunity to experience the vibrant local food scene, where farm-to-table restaurants and bustling farmers' markets celebrate the region's flavors and traditions. Indulge in local delicacies such as their infamous cheese curds at Graze.


Get to Know Madison

In addition to the exciting Junket Madison Experience, the city offers a wide range of entertainment options for all interests. From stunning historic architecture and captivating museums to vibrant art galleries and thrilling outdoor activities, Madison has something for everyone to enjoy. Some highlights include:

  • State Street: Wander down this vibrant pedestrian mall, lined with shops, restaurants, and cafes, and experience the lively atmosphere. 

  • Henry Vilas Zoo: Enjoy a day of family fun at this admission-free zoo, a 23-acre sanctuary home to a variety of animals from around the world. 

  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens: Explore this enchanting collection of gardens featuring stunning landscapes, an exotic Thai pavilion, and a vibrant conservatory.

  • State Capitol: Take a tour of the stunning Wisconsin State Capitol building, known for its beautiful architecture and panoramic views from the observation deck. 

  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art: Immerse yourself in modern and contemporary art exhibitions and browse the unique gift shop.


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