Madison Road Trip

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FlannelJax Ax Throwing

There is something wildly satisfying about taking a razor sharp ax, hurling it at wall and having it stick in the target with a resounding thud.

North Mendota Wildlife Area

Surrounded by Governor Nelson State Park, the Holy Wisdom Monastery, and a new sub-division of McMansions, this Prairie is a pleasant little natural area.

The Chazen Museum of Art

The Chazen (formerly Elvehjem) Museum of Art underwent a massive expansion in 2011, along with the name change. The formerly small and sleepy art museum is now substantially larger and far more vibrant. A large ground floor gallery and two… Continue Reading →

Mallatt’s Costumes

Mallatt’s Pharmacy and Costumes shops were a Madison institution.  Needed just the perfect glitter eye-shadow, powdered wig or pointy ears for your costume? Drawing a total blank and the hours were ticking until a party? Mallatt’s always had just the… Continue Reading →

Wisconsin Historical Society

The grand Wisconsin Historical Society building sits at the base of Bascom Hill, across from the Union and Red Gym. It’s an imposing building, but like most of the other UW-Madison buildings, open to the public. While most of the… Continue Reading →

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA)

MMoCA is in the same location it has been since the early 80s. But with the massive renovation of the attached Capital Theater and creation of the Overture Center for the Arts, MMoCA got a fabulous new building. Though not… Continue Reading →

Inter Market

Hidden in the corner of a small strip mall off Old Middleton Road, Inter Market provides all your Eastern European and Russian grocery needs. The small shop is packed with teas in every possible flavor, tons of cookies, candies and… Continue Reading →

My Dog and Me Park

Update: Sadly, the indoor dog park is now closed. We’re very sad to see this wonderful service go. Apparently the private outside dog park is still open. Do you and your pupper have a case of cabin fever? Is your… Continue Reading →

Lower Yahara River Trail

A brand-new section of the Yahara River Trail opened in the autumn of 2017. Starting in McDaniel Park, follow the new trail along the edge of Lake Waubesa. The trail, which is one mile-long bridge, is not dog-friendly. There’s nowhere… Continue Reading →

Picnic Point

Walking to Picnic Point, the spit of land that juts out behind the UW Hospitals, is a Madison tradition. Numerous trails trail through the area with views of sailboats in University Bay and Madison on one side and wider vistas… Continue Reading →

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