Memorial Union Terrace
Built in 1926 to provide a "living room for the campus," the Memorial Union was predominantly funded by private donations. The year following its October 5, 1928 opening, it was the busiest college union in the country. It still thrives today as the social and leisure center of campus.
The Memorial Union is a Madison icon. Sit out by the lake, have a drink, enjoy the views. The Union pulls people by the hundreds on a nice summer weekend.
There are tons of eating out options, both inside and outside the Union. Enjoy a brat and a beer (or ice cream) while sitting outside on the terrace overlooking Lake Mendota. Check the Union website for events - there is usually live music on weekend nights!
Who wouldn’t want to sip a beer, enjoy a brat or burger and enjoy the gorgeous view of the lakes. The best ice cream in Madison, Babcock Hall ice cream is also a must. Boat rentals available as well. Bring your sun screen and bug spray.
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