Henry Vilas Zoo
It's a great small zoo, kid-friendly, and free. Takes about 3 hours to go through at a leisurely pace.
Great way to enjoy and afternoon, especially for families with children. The zoo offers free admission and is open 365 days a year.
The Madison Zoo is amazing, it is one of the few remaining free zoos in the US. Beautiful landscaping and treats are available as well. It borders one of Madison's wonderful lakes as well, Lake Wingra.
Offering free entry, this zoo features animals from around the world, plus gifts, food & treats.
“Great in all seasons. Gorgeous gardens (free) and indoor conservatory ($2/person).”
“1200 acres of plants, trees, and shrubs and nearly 20 miles of hiking trials!”
“The state Capitol is a must-see for any visitor to the area. The marble and stone that makes up its grand halls and stairways represent the many facets of Wisconsin’s natural heritage.”
“This splendid three-story glass structure is undoubtedly one of the city's most impressive architectural landmarks. ”