Take an informative tour of Wisconsin's State Capitol Building and learn the building's historical facts. View 43 different types of stone from around the world, glass mosaics and 26 historical paintings by Hugo Ballin. Wisconsin's State Capitol is located across from the hotel. Visit www.wisconsin.gov/state/core/wisconsin_state_capitol_tour.html.
Wisconsin State History -
Visit a number of nearby regional historical sites, such as Stonefield, Cornish Miners' Colony, Old World Wisconsin, Circus World Museum and Wade House. The State Historical Museum is located on Capitol Square, steps away from the hotel. The State Historical Society is just moments away, located on the university campus. For information, visit: www.wisconsinhistory.org.
Wisconsin Veterans' Museum -
Journey into the past. See interesting military-related exhibits and learn about Wisconsin's military history from the Civil War to the present. Find out about their educational programs, archival collections, and visit the gift shop for souvenirs. Wisconsin Veteran's Museum is located two blocks from the hotel. For information, visit: http://museum.dva.state.wi.us.
Madison Children's Museum -
Your kids will enjoy listening to stories, seeing new exhibits and participating in children's activities. Madison Children's Museum is located on State Street, just two blocks from the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn on the Park. Visit: www.madisonchildrensmuseum.com.
Henry Vilas Zoo -
Adventures with animals from all over the world await you at Dane County's Henry Vilas Zoo, located in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin. Featuring more than 800 animals and 200 species, Henry Vilas Zoo offers a fun and educational experience for everyone. The Zoo is free and open every day: from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit www.vilaszoo.org.
Kohl Center -
The Kohl Center is home to University of Wisconsin men's and women's hockey and basketball teams and also hosts many indoor concerts and events. The Kohl Center is located on the University of Wisconsin campus at 601 West Dayton, Madison, a mere eight blocks from the Inn on the Park. Visit www.uwbadgers.com/facilities/kohl_center/index.aspx.
Camp Randall Stadium -
Camp Randall Stadium, built on what was once a training ground for Civil War troops, is the home for Wisconsin's football team. The current capacity (80,321) ranks among the nation's largest school-owned stadiums. Camp Randall has been host to UW football games, outdoor concerts, Drum Corps International, Green Bay Packer exhibition games, and other large public events. The stadium is the centerpiece of Wisconsin's athletic complex. Camp Randall is located on the west side of the UW campus, just over a mile away from the Inn on the Park.
Alliant Energy Center -
The Alliant Energy Center features an Exhibition Hall, Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Arena building, livestock buildings, camping and festival grounds. Visit www.alliantenergycenter.com.
World Dairy Expo -
Known in the dairy community as the "international meeting place for the dairy industry," the World's Dairy Expo is where people can attend seminars on dairy-related topics, and watch North America's top dairy cows try to out do each other for honors and awards in seven breed shows. World's Dairy Expo is held at Madison's Alliant Energy Center and located only two miles away from the Best Western PLUS Inn on the Park. For information, visit: www.worlddairyexpo.com/gen.main.cfm.
Weird Wisconsin -
Looking for the strange or unusual? Take a tour of local phenomenal and remarkable sites. Explore Dr. Evermore's astonishing collection of scrap metal sculpture, featuring the "Forevertron" in the Baraboo Bluffs. Venture southwest to the Dickeyville Grotto with its religious and patriotic-themed areas lovingly constructed with shells and precious stones. No visit to Wisconsin is complete without a trip to The Dells or to The House on the Rock. Learn of local lore and unsolved mysteries by exploring surrounding towns.
Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? -
A nationally syndicated radio program headquartered in Madison. For more information, visit http://www.notmuch.com/Show.