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University of Wisconsin Geology Museum, Madison

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  • This is a great little museum on the University of Wisconsin campus; it is free for everyone and took about an hour to walk through the whole thing, but it is FULL of great little artifacts, rocks, fo...  more »
  • A free museum dedicated to life w/in the earth as well as the planet's foundation. Journey through the past and see the wonderful skeletons of the glacial era as well as shiny, sparkly and lustrous ro...  more »
  • Enjoyed this museum very much. Very interesting rocks and fossils. Does not take too much time, but read the info on some of the diplays you will learn a lot. A couple of interactive displays.  more »
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  • Great size and number of exhibits for a free museum. Lots of interesting artifacts and information. Great for kids. Spent about an hour there, but you could easily spend longer if you read everything. Will go again.
  • A true treasure near downtown madison. Free, open weekdays and saturdays, and an amazing collection given the small location. Includes dinosaur fossils, mineral samples, views to a fossil preparation lab, and excellent guided tours (if booked in advance)
  • Was helped out when my family and I found a strange looking bone on a sand bar a couple years back. I believe the women that helped us went by Elizabeth... she was very nice and showed us a lot of cool things... Turned out the bone was from cattle but the trip was well worth the drive!! (This was about 5 years ago)
  • It's a free and fun museum that you can learn a lot at, and it's great for kids and as well as adults.
  • Free museum with lots of great exhibits. Good for kids and adults!

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The university and state politics draw a constant stream of visitors to Madison, so you'll find a wide range of accommodations in the city. Numerous hotels circle the campus, and some of these overlook Lake Mendota. Moving onto the isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, you'll find a handful of charming inns and bed and breakfasts, most of which offer panoramic views of the water. Areas south of Lake Monona feature national chain hotels and motels. These sit farther away from the action around campus and the State Capitol Building, but they can also offer water views and quiet settings near some of Madison's many parks.
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