Madison + The Central Plains

Madison + The Central Plains Travel Guide

The garden features beautiful rose perennial, woodland, and herb gardens and promotes sustainable gardening practices and classes.

Travel by land and water on an amphibious vehicle; take trips through the Red Bird Gorge, over a sandbar, or into the river.

Scale back a little at the 76,000-square-foot Great Wolf Lodge, where the “Fort Mackenzie” attraction is a don’t-miss, thanks to 12 levels of treehouse outfitted with suspension bridges and water games.

In warm weather, the museum’s roof is the setting for concerts and films.

Do like the UW Badgers and hang out at this Italianate-style palace, with a terrace that has prime lake views.

The entire fleet runs on propane.

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.