What Are Some Fun Things to Do in Madison, Wisconsin?


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The Dane County Farmers' Market, the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and outdoor activities in and on the city's lakes, parks and beaches are some fun things to do in Madison, Wisconsin. Interested sightseers can also visit the many structures designed by Wisconsin native, Frank Lloyd Wright.

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What Are Some Fun Things to Do in Madison, Wisconsin?
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The farmers' market located at Capitol Square is nationally known for being the country's largest producer-only market, as of 2015. It has over 280 vendors that grow, harvest, cure and sell the many items available, including fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats and cheeses along with other products. The market has street performers to accentuate a festive atmosphere and is open on Wednesdays in the summer and Saturday's year-round.

Madison is entwined with lakes that are dotted with 13 public beaches and surrounded by over 200 parks. Visitors enjoy hiking, biking, sailing, canoeing and a wide variety of other sports in warm weather. When winter takes over, the lakes are covered with ice fishing huts, cross-country skiers, sledders and ice skaters.

The Olbrich Botanical gardens have 16 lush acres outside that include the only Thai Pavilion in the country. Its Bolz Conservatory is an indoor tropical paradise that has exotic plants, fish and birds, orchids, flowers and a waterfall.

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