Madison + The Central Plains

Madison + The Central Plains Travel Guide

Sit back in a horse-drawn carriage and view a mile of magnificent cliff-walled gorges.

Grab your suits and hit one of America’s largest indoor waterparks, the 125,000-square-foot park at Kalahari Resorts.

The annual event offers rock bands on multiple stages.

The Sugar River State Trail in Brodhead offers up some 23 miles of biking trails, which wind through woods, fields, and farms, and by a beautiful covered bridge.

Cigar and whiskey connoisseurs' hangout.

The cycling-themed property showcases antique and contemporary biking décor and rooms named after five-time winners of the Tour de France. (The Lance Armstrong room has the only king-size poster bed.)

This sanctuary amid 26 forest acres has a pretreatment ritual so soothing you may forget there’s more to come: start by scrubbing yourself down with Precambrian sandstone under a rainfall shower, then enter the fragrant steam and dip into the plunge pool.