A wide view of the Madison skyline featuring Monona Terrace and the Capitol building in the background.
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5 Parent Pro Tips for UW Family Weekend

There’s so much to love about Madison in the fall—including watching the city come alive as UW-Madison students return to campus. If your own student has been too busy to follow up on your not-so-subtle “call me” hints and texts, fall also brings a don’t-miss tradition that will help you…

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11 Farms for Fall Fun in Madison

When the air cools down and the leaves blaze into vibrant oranges and reds, it’s a sign that it’s time to head out of the city for a fall family must-do: fun at the farm. From apple orchards and pumpkin patches to petting ponies and zig-zagging through corn mazes, the best fall activities in Madison…

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6 Fun Fall Activities for Families

Fall in Madison means fun for the whole family. From taking in the fall colors on hikes to running through corn mazes and pumpkin picking, local flavors and fun are a must this season. These 6 activities are perfect for little ones (and pretty fun for parents, too!). 1. Fall Flavors at the Farmers'…

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7 Pumpkin Patches for the Whole Family

It’s fall (in Madison), y’all! That means it’s time to deck out your digs with pumpkins, gourds and fall-flavored treats. Hit the highway or cruise the back roads to get the family to a pumpkin patch. Many offer hayrides and pick-your-own. At some of the spots, you can energize with an apple cider…

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Madison's Quirky Love for Flamingos

In the fall of 1979, Madison was the site of the largest known migration of plastic flamingos in recorded history. On September 4, University of Wisconsin students and staff, trudged their way to class and were stunned to see that more than 1,000 plastic flamingos had descended upon the iconic…

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BCycle Makes Biking Around Madison a Breeze

Biking is for everyone in Madison, even those who don’t want to travel with their bike. You can leave your bike at home (if you wish!), with help from our friends at Madison BCycle. Madison BCycle is an all-electric-bike rental company that offers more than 400 bikes across more than 70 stations in…

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Winter Activities for Kids

Days might be the shortest in the winter, but they can feel like the longest for parents or caregivers trying to keep kids active and engaged while cooped up inside the house. Fortunately, the Madison, WI, area has a wide range of family-friendly adventures for kids and parents alike to keep their…

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How To Do Concerts on the Square Like a Local

For six glorious evenings every summer, Madison locals slow down to sip, savor, and soak up some of the most beautiful live orchestral music you’ve ever heard. This is the magic known as Concerts on the Square, put on by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and going strong since 1983. If you could…

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