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    About Madison Area
    About Madison Area

    Madison, Wisconsin is the capital city of the "Badger State", and is located in Dane County. Known for its mascot, Bucky the Badger, the area prides itself on its mascot and it was inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2006. With a metropolitan population of 660,422 Madison ranks as the second largest city in the state of Wisconsin. Madison has coined the phrase "Lake, City, Lake", due to the waters of Lake Mendota and Lake Monona bordering the capital city on either side. Both lakes are members of the Yahara Chain, claiming all four lakes in the city of Madison.

    Fun Fact: The Capitol was built with 43 types of stone from different countries and states. No building is allowed to be taller than the Capitol Dome.

    The Madison Experience

    The city of Madison offers so much in a family-friendly environment with many adventures for everyone to experience. There are so many different activities to partake in during all seasons of the year which create a fun, thrilling environment. Over thousands of acres, the city of Madison provides hiking and mountain biking trails, beautiful lakes for water activities, playground areas, and more. It features 260 parks, 6,000 acres of parkland, and more than 200 miles of off-roading and multi-use paths. Fun facts: There are 14 communities that make up the Greater Madison metro area providing a family-friendly environment making it a welcoming area to anyone. All of the parks are within a 10-minute walk if you are in the Madison area.

    Enjoy different events each weekend for all ages including festivals and live music. The area features cooking classes, crafting, exhibit openings, and more. This is a great opportunity to build community and experience a variety of adventures that create wonderful memories. The Madison area features local favorite foods including Friday Night Fish Fry, Cheese Curds, Mac n Cheese Pizza, Greenbush Donut and so much more. Taste their delicious foods and beverages for a great night out with friends and family throughout the area.