HELPFUL GUIDE TO TOP 101 MADISON WI ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WISCONSIN, AREA BED AND BREAKFAST LODGING FOR WI TRAVEL VACATIONS
Plan your Madison WI Vacation from this Cameo Rose helpful Madison Wisconsin area attractions and 101 things to do guide to a variety of South Central and Southern Wisconsin attractions and to Madison area vacation planning. Cameo Rose - A Madison WI area Bed and Breakfast and Victorian country inn is centrally located on 120 scenic acres 10 minutes south of vibrant Madison - visit these area attractions including the University of Wisconsin the surrounding Wisconsin Cities and WI Counties.
BASCO WI (1/2 mile from the Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn B and B)
Badger State Bike Trail - Links Madison WI and Freeport Il, the Military Ridge Trail, Sugar River Bike Trail, Capitol City Bike Trail to our our bed and breakfast.
Ice Age Trail - The Ice Age Trail near Basco is now part of the Badger State Trail running from County Hwy A south of Basco north to Parcell Road.
Dot's Tavern: A Basco WI original attraction with Bumper Pool & old Juke Box.
Ron Dekok – Contemporary furniture & accessories by a master artist.
Uplands in Wisconsin.
PAOLI WI (3 minutes)
Historic Paoli Wisconsin is the perfect small town gem with unique shops and galleries and world famous artisans displaying their art. May be small compared to Galena, Il, but it offers unequaled quality at affordable prices. Paoli is only 2 miles from Cameo Rose and only 10 miles SW of the Madison beltline. Be sure to visit the Wisconsin shops and galleries on both sides of the Paoli Bridge. Our guests often rave about their finds in Paoli. Your Madison WI vacation should begin at the Cameo Rose and Paoli.
Artisan Gallery – Buy the world-class arts and crafts of numerous skilled artists.
Canoe / Kayak Landing - Behind the Montrose Town Hall in Paoli.
Creamery Cafe – Intimate WI restaurant with dining overlooking the Sugar River.
John / Christine Designs - Paoli WI fine jewelry design. Located in the upper story of the Artisan Gallery building.
Montrose Town Hall - Rental available for reunions, receptions, etc; Paoli, WI, 608-424-3848.
Old Mill Ice Cream Shop: Enjoy fine ice cream in a park-like setting.
Old School House Shops: Unique gift stores inside.
Paoli Cheese Cottage - Fine Wisconsin cheese products, snacks and gifts.
Paoli Pub – For a cold drink and a good hamburger visit Paoli’s finest tavern.
Zazen Gallery – Richard Judd furniture and other world-class artisans.
BELLEVILLE WISCONSIN (5 minutes) - Belleville WI Chamber of Commerce website. Belleville is a quiet Wisconsin attraction “beautiful village” with Old Library Square Park and scenic Community Park – a peninsula in Lake Belle-View. Belleville is the “ UFO Capital of the Universe”. Everyone in the universe wants to visit here and stay at the Cameo Rose.
Arguement Golf Course - 9 challenging holes on a working farm.
Ice Age Trail – 1000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail will border our inn.
Patches & Petals - Classes, quilting needs, antiques, gifts.
MADISON WISCONSIN (10 Minutes North of Cameo Rose):
Madison WI Chamber of Commerce presents the State Capital City, the University of Wisconsin Madison campus, its scenic lakes, the beautifully restored State Capitol building, and the square. Visit antique malls, businesses, dining, events, stores, vacation and Madison Wisconsin travel attractions.
Aldo Leopold Nature Center.
WI State Capitol - 2 E. Main St., Madison - Group Tours 608-266-0382.
Alliant Energy Center- Center is made up of the Dane County Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Exhibition Hall, the Arena Building and Willow Island.
UW Madison Arboretum - 1280 scenic acres.
Art Fair On The Square.
Madison WI Boating
Camp Randall Stadium – UW Madison Wis Football stadium.
Capital City Bike Trail..
Chazen Museum of Art – UW Madison Chazen Museum of Art - formerly the Elvehjem Art Museum.
Dane County Fair - 6 days in July, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison - 608-224-0500.
Madison WI Farmers Market – Madison's Farmers' Market is rated Best farmers' market in the nation by 'Eat Well' Magazine for food produced locally, sold directly and cultivated in an environmentally way. Spend a Saturday on the Square. 608-455-1999.
Madison WI Downtown
Edgewood College (20-25 minutes) - Private Catholic college in Madison.
Executive Mansion - The Executive Residence or Governor's Mansion was home to State Governor's since 1949. 99 Cambridge Road, Madison, Wisconsin - 608-246-5501.
Farmers' Market - See Dane County Farmers' Market.
UW Geology Museum – UW Geology Department museum and field trips.
Kohl Center – Home to UW basketball and men’s hockey games.
Madison WI Museums.
Museum of Contemporay Art – Madison Museum of Contemporary Art – exhibitions, events and store. 5000 item collection. 222 State St, Madison, WI. 608-257-0158.
Madison WI Airport – Dane County Regional Airpot - 608-246-3300.
Memorial Coliseum – Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Alliant Energy Center.
UW Memorial Union – Wisconsin Union: UW’s social, cultural & recreation center.
Monona Terrace – Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Trade shows and public programs. Frank Lloyd Wright design. Gift shop. Bike and pedestrian path. Grandview cafe. William T. Evjue Rooftop Garden. 1 John Nolden Drive. 608-261-4000.
Michael Feldman Radio Show – What’Ya Know? Show and schedule.
Midwest Horse Fair – It’s an annual event at Alliant Energy Center.
WI Institutes For Discoveries.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens– 16 acres of nature’s beauty, award winning roses. Bolz Conservatory.
Madison WI Outlet Malls
Overture Center – Madison’s cultural arts district.
Spas - Madison WI aewa Spas we can recommend.
Madison WI State Street – Unique merchant shops and fine ethnic restaurants in Madison WI.
Taste of Madison.
UW Madison - University of Wisconsin, Madison Campus.
WI Historical Museum - The history an heritage of the Badger State. Capitol Square, 30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI. 608-264-6555.
WI Union Theater- Theater in the Memorial Union complex.
WI Veterans Museum – Wisconsinites in battles from civil war to present.
World Dairy Expo – Annual elite dairy cattle and exhibits.
NEW GLARUS WI (15 minutes) - New Glarus WI Chamber of Commerce: “America’s Little Switzerland”, antique shops, attraction list, business members, fine restaurant dining, monthly events, Swiss museums, unique stores, travel and vacation info.
Brenda’s Blumenladen Floral, plants, garden items and gifts.
Chalet Golden Fleece Museum:: - Pending reopen - Carvings, jewelry, china collections.
Deininger's - Fine dining in New Glarus. Lunch and dinner is delightful.
Edelweiss Chalet Country Club – 18 Hole Golf Course.
Glarner Stube: Great tavern food and portions.
New Glarus Bakery – Downtown bakery and sweets.
New Glarus Brewing Company – Award winning microbrewery. Great beers.
Heidi Festival (20 minutes) - Swiss play and Taste of New Glarus, food and culture event.
New Glarus Hotel Restaurant – Weekend buffets and polka entertainment.
New Glarus Woods State Park - Cross-Country Skiing & Hiking.
Sugar River Trail - New Glarus To Brodhead state bike trail. Hiking.
Swiss Historical Village – 12 historic museum buildings.
Sugar River Gallery: Featuring Green County’s finest artists.
Wilhelm Tell Festival.
MIDDLETON WI (15 minutes) – Middleton WI and Chamber of Commerce info of attractions, events, food, recreation and shopping just 10 mi West of Downtown Madison.
Capital Brewery- 7734 Terrance Ave., Middleton, WI. Bier Garden. Tours.
Mustard Museum - Parmenter Street and Hubbard Avenue, downtown Middleton, WI.
MOUNT HOREB WI (20 minutes) - Mount Horeb WI Chamber of Commerce, Mt Horeb offers antique stores and malls, area attractions, business directory, casual dining, community events, accommodations, specialty shops, and travel, tourism and vacation info.
Blue Mounds State Park – 1124-acre park with highest mound in Southern WI.
Cave of the Mounds – Near Blue Mounds, WI this National Natural Landmark limestone Wisconsin cave is Wisconsin's most famous cave. Discovered in 1939. It is 400 million years old and has lighted walkways. 2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin - 608-437-3038.
Little Norway – Pending Reopen - Park-like setting and Norwegian museum buildings of Norse-style architecture.
Trollway Shops – Mount Horeb's Trollway of bustling main street businesses and tourist attractions with wood carved life-size Troll pointing the way to places to shop, eat and relax. Hwy JG North, Blue Mounds. 608-437-8211.
Tyrol Basin – Downhill Ski and live snow cam.
MADISON WI AREA COMMUNITIES, TOURISM, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, INFO:
Plan a variety of Madison Wisconsin vacations from the Cameo Rose suggestions and WI attraction lists, the tourist sites that interest you, and from the various area WI Chambers of Commerce websites below. These various Madison WI travels can keep you busy for several days. Treat or retreat a week at Cameo Rose and save 10% on your rental.
ALBANY WISCONSIN (20 minutes) – Albany is a rural community with a small Amish settlement with a furniture store and a couple grocery stores. Albany WI Chamber of Commerce info includes events calendar and members list.
BARABOO WISCONSIN (1 hour) – Baraboo WI and Baraboo Chamber of Commerce info - antique stores, area attractions, businesses, dining, events, museums, tourism, travel and vacation info.
Aldo Leopold Legacy Center – Visitor Center, displays, programs near Baraboo.
Circus World Museum – Visitor Center, displays, programs, store.
Crane Foundation – International center for preservation of Cranes.
Devils Lake State Park – Beautiful Devils Lake State Park.
Mid-Continental Railway Museum – 50 minute ride through Baraboo Hills.
Natural Bridge State Park - A large natural sandstone arch and rock shelter.
Wisconsin Opry – Nashville & Country music in Wisconsin Dells area.
BARNEVELD WISCONSIN( 1 hour)
Botham Vineyards- Enjoy assorted award winning wines in a countryside winery just East of Barneveld.
BELMONT WISCONSIN (1 hour) – 1836 1st State Capitol Historical Site. County Hwy G, Belmont, WI 808-987-2122.
BLACK EARTH WI (30 minutes) – The Black Earth WI Chamber of Commerce.
The Shoe Box
BLANCHARDVILLE WI - (40 minutes) – Blanchardville WI Chamber of Commerce information.
Yellowstone Lake, WI - State Park with Lake and Trails.
BLUE MOUNDS WI
Blue Mounds State Park
BRODHEAD WI (40 minutes) – Brodhead WI is at the South end of the Sugar River State Trail.
BROOKLYN WI (15 minutes).
CAMBRIDGE WI (30 minutes) – Village Square, antique stores and malls, area attractions, businesses, fine dining, monthly events, galleries, Victorian store fronts and area travel and vacation info.
Glacial Drumlin Trail – 52-mile bike trail from Cottage Grove to Waukesha.
Lake Ripley & Park – 418 acre lake with 4.85 mile shoreline.
Rowe Pottery Works – Artisan crafted pottery since 1975.
COTTAGE GROVE WI
CROSS PLAINS WI
DEERFIELD WI - Attractions and info on Deerfield, just East of Madison.
DODGEVILLE WI (45 minutes) – Dodgeville WI Chamber of Commerce things to do and see.
Governor Dodge State Park - 5270 scenic acres, bluffs, valleys and two lakes.
Downtown Stores and Court House Restaurant
Lands End – A Lands End Store and Lands Ends Headquarters.
EDGERTON WI (40 minutes) –
FITCHBURG WI(10 minutes) –
Capital City Bike Trail - Paved path along the southern edge of Madison.
Nevin Fish Hatchery – 320 acres of wet & upland habitats and fish hatchery.
Eplegaarden - Apple orchard with a Norweian flair.
FORT ATKINSON WI(45 minutes) – Ft Atkinson WI Chamber of Commerce info, events, entertainment, attractions, dining and tourism.
Fireside Dinner Theatre – Fireside Dinner Theater and gift shops.
JANESVILLE WI (45 minutes) – Janesville WI attractions and Chamber of Commerce website info on businesses and history.
Rotary Gardens – Beautiful floral gardens and ponds on your way to or from the Cameo Rose if you live Southeast of us.
JEFFERSON WI (50 minutes).
JOHNSON CREEK WIHome of the Factory Outlet.
LAKE DELTON WI (60 minutes) See Wisconsin Dells.
LAKE MILLS WI (40 minutes) – Area Attractions and Lake Mills WI Chamber of Commerce info
LODI WI (45 minutes) – Area attractions and Lodi WI Chamber of Commerce info, events, Susie The Duck Days.
MAPLE BLUFF WI - A suburb of Madison.
MAZOMANIE WI (30 minutes) – Area Attractions and Village of Mazomanie WI info.
Bottoms State Natural Area – Mazomanie Bottoms land of Wisconsin River.
Halfway Prairie School - Oldest school building in Dane County. Sundays Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Hwy F and 19 - 608-242-4576.
1857 Old Feed Mill Restaurant – Lunch, dinner and gift store.
MCFARLAND WI ( 20 minutes) - McFarland is 5 miles SE of Madison.
Horse Sleigh Rides (30 minutes) - Available in the Evansville area
MERRIMAC WII (50 minutes) – Merrimac WI hosts Wisconsin River Ferry crossing.
Devils Head – Downhill skiing, snowboarding & golf.
Lake Wisconsin – 9000-acre scenic lake with great fishing and boating.
Merrimac Free Ferry – Cross the Wisconsin River with your car at Merrimac.
MILTON WI WI (45 minutes) – Milton WI has several antique malls.
Goodrich Hall Antiques Milton Collectibles, Whitford Hall &
Milton House- Museum
MINERAL POINT WI (45 minutes) – Mineral Point WI and Chamber of Commerce info. Mineral Point is an old Cornish mining town with historical Gundry House and Merry Christmas Mine,
Pendarvis Museum - State historical Museum (6 buildings) and Shake Rag Alley. Town offers antique stores, attractions, fine dining, galleries, monthly events, area shops and travel and vacation info.
Pendarvis Museum - Cornish settlement Wisconsin history experience. Pendarvis State Historic Site, Mineral Point, Wisconsin 608-987-2122.
MONONA WI (15 minutes) - Southern Madison suburb.
Aldo Leopold Nature Center - ALNC promotes environmental education. 300 Femrite Drive, Monona, WI.
MONROE WI(35 minutes) – Monroe WI.
Cheese Country Trail - State bike trail from Monroe to Mineral Point.
Monroe Square and Old Courthouse.