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Fun things to do in madison

Did you know that Madison has over 260 parks? Did you know that Madison have five amazing lakes? Did you also know that Madison - this vibrant and very awesome capitol city of Wisconsin - has a TON of family fun!

Lucky we’re here to tell you all about it! There are plenty of things to do with kids in this amazing city, and it’s perfect in all 4 seasons!

It’s great when kids can play AND learn, which is why the Madison Children’s Museum is a great option for your family day out!

It’s also great when kids can really experience animals close up, which is why Henry Vilas Zoo is so great!  It’s also great when a city gives family’s FREE attractions - which is why the UW Geology Museum is so great!

Madison also has great activities to do with active kids, like Vitense Golfland and Fast Forward Skate Center, perfect for kids of all ages!

Did we say that Madison is great for kids? Well…we can’t say it enough!

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  • UW Geology Museum

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    Madison

    Take a journey into the deep history of Wisconsin at this fascinating Geology Museum, with hands-on learning for kids!

  • Madison Childrens Museum

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    (1 miles) Madison

    Features include art studio, interactive gear and water exhibits, restored log cabin with period activities, and two unique and highly imaginative eco play areas with one for under 5s and one for ...

  • Henry Vilas Zoo

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    (1 miles) Madison

    Free entry family zoo including multiple children's zoo features, discovery centre, herpetarium, plus train and carousel rides.

  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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    (4 miles) Madison

    16 acres of outdoor natural beauty and gardens for the family to explore, with exotic plants, birds, and even a waterfall - all for FREE!

  • Fast Forward Skate Center

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    (4 miles) Madison

    Family friendly roller rink with a variety of session types.

  • Vitense Mini Golf

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    (4 miles) Madison

    Epic mini golf across 3 courses indoor and out, plus the unique Foot Golf, Water Wars game, remote control boats, batting cages, redemption arcade, climbing wall and Jump Shot trampoline basketball ...

  • Studio You Paint It Pottery

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    (5 miles) Madison

    Kids can get artistic and creative at this paint your own pottery experience in Madison! Great for birthday parties too!

  • Ice Age National Scenic Trail

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    (13 miles) Cross Plains

    An incredible 1,200 miles of trail that traces the glaciers edge which existed 15,000 years ago! A great historical family adventure in Wisconsin!

  • Little Amerricka

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    (18 miles) Marshall

    Little Amerricka is an old fashioned, family owned Amusement Park, where young and old alike can enjoy an entire afternoon of affordable classic family fun! All of us here at Little Amerricka ...

  • Smokey Hollow Campground

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    (21 miles) Lodi

    A family owned and family friendly campground in the beautiful hollows of Wisconsin. Seasonal sites with an incredible list of activities!

  • Cave Of The Mounds

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    (21 miles) Blue Mounds

    An exciting underground adventure in Wisconsin's premiere caves, with fossil digs, gemstone mining and hiking trails!

  • Creek Bed Country Farmacy

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    (21 miles) Poynette

    Wisconsin's Most Family Friendly Corn Maze featuring Disney's Spookley the Square Pumpkin. We have a 2 acre Kiddy Maze in addition to our 18 Acre Maze, Back 40 Playground, 70' Gunny Sack Slide, ...

  • Hickory Hills Campground

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    (22 miles) Edgerton

    Welcome to Hickory Hills Campground! Join us for the BEST family camping in a Beautiful Wooded setting! Rental Cottage, Hot Showers, Water & Electric Hookups. Our Well-Stocked Store & Snack Bar help ...

  • MacKenzie Environmental Education Center

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    (22 miles) Poynette

    Feaures include hands on in and outdoor live wildlife exhibits, self guided nature trails, museums, a fire tower and large picnic area.

  • Busy Barns Adventure Farm

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    (26 miles) Fort Atkinson

    A fun place for kids to play with super cute animals, as well as enjoy this educational and playful farm.

  • Circus World Museum

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    (32 miles) Baraboo

    The museum's collection of circus artifacts is perhaps the largest in the world. It includes over 210 original wagons and vehicles once used by American, English and Irish circuses. It houses an ...

  • Spinning Wheels

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    (33 miles) Portage

    Roller Skating at it's finest can be found at Spinning Wheels Skate Center in Portage, Wisconsin.

  • Skate Express

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    (35 miles) Watertown

    is a classic family friendly roller skating rink welcoming quad and inline skaters of all ages.

  • Gymtastics

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    (35 miles) Watertown

    Open Gym session lets kids try out the purpose built kids' equipment without pre arrangement, plus the trampolines from which one can jump into a large foam pit.

  • House on the Rock

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    (37 miles) Spring Green

    The House on the Rock is the grand vision of Alex Jordan, who believed that sights and sounds were the most effective means of stimulating the senses. He wanted guests to question his creation, to ...

  • Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue

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    (38 miles) Rock Springs

    Offering self guided tours of the rescue facility, plus 3 varying led-tour types for a more intensive experience, including Morning Feeding and the thrilling Night Tour.

  • Kalahari Waterpark Resort

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    (39 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    With 125,000 square feet of wet & wild indoor fun, no matter what the weather is like outside, you can splish splash all day long at Kalahari. Stand up surf or boogie board 365 days a year on the ...

  • Kalaharis Indoor Outdoor Waterpark

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    (39 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Indoor surfing, huge wave pool, magnificent lazy river, tube slides, body slides, family raft rides, zero depth entry interactive play areas and so much more!

  • Tommy Bartlett Exploratory

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    (41 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Inspire your imagination and unlock the secrets to a universe of fun! With over 150 hands-on activities, this interactive science center will have you guessing, thinking and exploring the world of ...

  • Ghost Out-Post Haunted House

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    (41 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Are you afraid of the Dark?? Have you ever been hunted by a man-eating rat? Do you know how it feels to be trapped in a maze with twisted torture victims? In the Ghost Out-Post Haunted House you ...

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