New York Yankees play the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on Monday,
June 6 - Wednesday June 8. Miller Park is about 70 miles from Madison.
Modest Mouse plays at the Orpheum Theater on State St on Monday June 6.
Modest Mouse is a recently popular alternative rock group and the
Orpheum Theater is practically across the street from the Overture Center.
Close to the MononaTerraceConvention Center
State Capitol building
Tours at 9, 10, 11am, and 1, 2, and 3pm Monday - Saturday,
4:00pm Monday-Friday Reservation Required if 10 or
more people (608)266-0382.
1, 2, and 3pm Sunday. Free.
the Farmers' Market Saturday mornings,
, around the Capitol
Square. The pastries at 25 N. Pinckney St. are
great. A smaller version of the market is on Wednesdays along the 200 block of Martin
Luther King Blvd.
at the University of WisconsinMemorial Union Terrace
800 Langdon St. Outdoor terrace and tables on the shore
of Lake Mendota. Free, outdoor, live music Wednesday -
Saturday - and Friday . You need to show
your conference badge to buy beer (To buy beer/wine one needs to obtain a
daily guest pass for no charge at the Stiftskeller or Information Desk next to
Essentials.). Babcock Hall ice cream made at the University is sold inside the
"...a funky half-mile strip of food, music, craft and clothing shops
running from the university campus to the imposing state capitol
building." --New York Times. Free, outdoor folk music Saturdays at 452 State St.
in a concert at the OvertureCenter,
designed by internationally famous architect Cesar Pelli.
The Isthmus Jazz Fest is
taking place on June 3rd and 4th, 2005. On Monday, June 6th, ISCA is
hosting an organ concert and reception at Overture.
Take a Walk or Run
To OlinPark: Follow bike path along LakeMonona from the Monona
Terrace, keeping the lake on your left. About 2 miles round-trip.
Around LakeMonona: Follow bike path
signs; some path but much on city streets. About 20K.
To Picnic Point: Go
down State St., turn right at Lake St. until you reach Lake Mendota, turn
left and follow the lakeshore path past the Union to Picnic Point. About
10K round-trip. Very scenic path.
Rent a Bicycle or Inline
Skates Around Lake Monona (20K), to Picnic Point (10K,
most scenic), to OlinPark
(2 miles), or through the University Arboretum (10K). A map
of city bike routes is available. Rental stores near the Monona
Wisconsin Hoofers Sailing Club
At the Memorial Union boat house, 800 Langdon
St., 608-576-9593 or 608-262-7445. Open
11am - sunset. Rent a canoe ($7/hour), rent a sailboat or windsurfer if
you already know how ($25/hour + $5/hour for extra passengers), or take
lessons (2-4 people, 2-3 hour blocks, $30 per person), or go on a guided
sail with an instructor (2-6 people, first hour $65, each additional
hour $30). Make a reservation, if possible. At least one person must
be a Union member. A six-month introductory membership is available for
Adventures, 614 E. Gorham St.,
608-255-2958. Office Hours--Tues, Thursday: 2-5:30, Friday 10am-2pm.
Sailboats and Sailboard rental--$18.00 per hour, $60.00 per day;
Canoe and Kayak rental--$12.50 per hour, $45.00 per day
Canoe and Sailing, 824 Knickerbocker
St., 608-233-5332. Canoe, Kayak,
Paddleboat, Rowboat rental--$10.00 per hour, $20.00 per half day, $30.00 per
day; Sailboat, Windsurfer rental--$15.00 per hour, $30.00 per half day, $40.00
Wisconsin Babcock Hall Ice Cream may be purchased at the Memorial Union,
800 Langdon St., or, if you also want to see it being made (before noon),
at the Babcock Hall Dairy
Plant, 1605 Linden Dr. on the University of Wisconsin campus.
Michael's Frozen Custard, 2531
Monroe St. This store is very near the LakeWingra
canoe and kayak rental place (see above).
Henry Vilas Zoo, 702
S. Randall St., 608-266-4732. Small, but has
a children's zoo and is free.
Madison Children's Museum,
100 State St., 608-256-6445.
$4/person, free on the first Sunday of each month. Best for young
University of WisconsinGeology Museum,
1215 W. Dayton St., 608-262-2399.
Cave of the Mounds. A small
cave near Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. 608-437-3038. Adults $12, children $6.
About 45 minutes west of Madison.
Circus World Museum, Baraboo,
Wisconsin. 608-356-0800. About 45
minutes north of Madison. Original home of the Ringling Brothers Circus.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
Water parks, boat cruises, theme parks, mini-golf, etc.
800-223-3557 for information. About 1 hour north of Madison.
Webmaster: Min Xu,
Thursday, 26-May-2005 10:48:38 CDT