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Vilas Park, Madison

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  • Beautiful park and my daughter loved the playground! It was even better since we visited when the food trucks were there!!  more »
  • We had to kill some time before the zoo opened. The playground is great and perfect for all ages. They have bridges that you can watch the wildlife and the water.  more »
  • There's lots to see and do! Close to a lake! Any season too. A definite destination to go to. Great for pictures and parties! Graduation parties or birthday parties or reunions!!!  more »
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  • Very great place to go for a fun day off or to explore with kids. Best thing is:entry is FREE! see and learn about animals, reptiles, aquatic creatures and lots more . Go early if you want to get a good parking spot. Otherwise you may just drive round and round and round till you return home
  • Oh My Goodness.... Coming from the Rockford, IL Area, we have limited activities and this including both paid and free. So when I came to this place for the first time, I was blown away... There was some much for the kids to see and do with the animals and the many hands on experiences was amazing. Best part about all this, IT'S FREE!!!!....
  • Wonderful RELAXING place! Excellent for chilling before and after visiting the zoo. Open enough to get reprieve from the crowds inside the zoo itself. Beautiful scenery, good play area for little ones.
  • I've always loved the zoo, and the upgrades are perfect and keep coming. I spent most of my time watching the polar bears :) One of them was playing in the water just like an otter.
  • Spacious! Connected to the zoo! Located by a lake with a decent beach. Great for family events/ picnics. Plenty of parking everywhere. Fishing on sight as well. Opportunities everywhere.

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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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