Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located on Madison's Capitol Square and is full of wonderful information about the state's rich history. Explore Wisconsin's distinctive heritage and a variety of other American history topics through artifacts, photographs, full-scale dioramas, audio-visual presentations, and interactive multimedia programs.

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  • September 21, 2017
    My family visited the museum on a vacation and found it fascinating. People have their ideas on how things come to be but visiting a place like this really gives you an appreciation of the heritage! I...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    After the farmers market we stopped in for visit. Right on State street accessible interesting affordable. No reason not to check this museum...  more »
  • June 9, 2017
    I guess I had my hopes up, looking forward to seeing our state Museum. However, it was much smaller than we expected. It would be very difficult to view when school groups, which happened to us, due t...  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    A great tour was given to our 8th grade students. Our female tour guide was very informative on facts about Wisconsin and her presentations were engaging for our students.
  • July 7, 2017
    Set up nice and family friendly. Displays actually keep your kid's attention.
  • April 27, 2017
    Very nice museum not too big so little kids don't get bored.
  • February 6, 2017
    A pretty cool place for the whole family. I wish it were just a little bigger but it's lots of fun.
  • July 31, 2016
    Very nice staffs. Very helpful. Although the display is not very special, still a nice place to go

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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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