Places to visit in Madison with kids

Madison—the capital of Wisconsin and the home of the University of Wisconsin Badgers—is often billed as an active, athletic town. But it's also a great place to bring your family

With a herpetarium, tropical rainforest aviary and children's zoo, plus giraffe and primate houses, a carousel and train

Henry Vilas Zoo 

This spacious park on the northwestern shore of Lake Mendota features a sand beach, boat launch, playground equipment 

Governor Nelson State Park 

Botanical gardens don't automatically equate with a fun kid outing. But Olbrich does a nice job mixing in enough interesting elements

Olbrich Botanical Gardens 

National Mustard Museum 

Madison Boats

State Street 

State Capitol

MacKenzie Center 

Madison Children's Museum

Sitting near Capitol Square, the Children's Museum offers nearly a dozen exhibits aim at kids of varying ages

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