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MADISON Welcome to Madison and the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace. We are glad you have chosen to stay with us and hope the accommodations and services we provide will exceed your expectations. The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Madison on the shore of Lake Monona. Connected to the Monona Terrace Convention Center by an enclosed climate-controlled walkway, the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace is just a short walk from the Wisconsin Capitol building, cultural venues, fine dining, the University of Wisconsin and a robust downtown shopping and entertainment district. We encourage you to take the time during your stay to enjoy the many services and facilities our hotel has to offer. Our goal is to ensure all of our guests have an enjoyable stay. If we can be of further assistance during your stay, please contact us at extension 2212. Thank you for staying at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace. We sincerely hope you will visit us again. Best Regards, The Management and Staff Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace | 9 East Wilson Street | Madison, WI 53703 Phone: 608-255-5100 • Fax: 608-251-4550 • Hilton Reservations Worldwide: 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) www.hiltonmadison.com


Located on the Lobby Level. For reservations call extension 2235, or book online via Open Table.

Private Dining at the ChopHouse: ChopHouse private dining rooms are the perfect setting for those important business dinner meetings to that ever special occasion! We provide customized event planning to ensure your experience is one you & your guests won’t soon forget! Perfect for: Wedding Rehearsal Dinners, Holiday Parties, Business Meetings, Anniversary or Birthday Gatherings

Breakfast Monday - Friday 6:30 AM to 11 AM Weekends 7 AM to Noon Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30 AM to 2 PM Dinner Tuesday - Saturday 5 PM to 10 PM

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dreaming marrying

You’ve been of

Mr. Right

your whole life.

We’re pretty sure that dream didn’t include a

reception

at some

ordinary banquet hall.

This is the one day in your life when you don’t have to settle for ordinary. After all, you’re the bride. And this is your day. So a reception at the elegant Hilton Madison Monona Terrace only makes sense.

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kids

CORNER

Henry Vilas Zoo 702 South Randall Avenue. Open daily 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Check out their many exhibits, including the Tropical Rainforest Aviary, Big Cat Exhibits, Arctic Passage, Primate House, Savanna and High Plains, and Children’s Zoo. Free admission. 608-266-4732. Madison Children’s Museum 100 North Hamilton Street. An award-winning destination for hands-on learning through a variety of rotating exhibits designed for children ages 0 to 12. Visit its inventive city of Possible-opolis, for all ages, and the four-season Rooftop Ramble, with animals and gardens. Kids 5 and under have a place of their own in the Wildernest, a global village made with natural, local materials. 608-256-6445. Overture Center for the Arts 201 State Street. Kids in the Rotunda, a free theatre program hosted on Saturdays, October through April. 608-258-4177. Wisconsin State Capitol Building 2 East Main Street. Open to the public, experience the Capitol building through a free guided tour or explore on your own. Don’t forget to rub the Badger statue’s nose for luck! 608-266-0382.

movie theatres

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Movie Theatres

AMC Fitchburg 18........................................608-270-9036 Marcus Palace Cinema...................................608-825-9004 Marcus Point Cinema....................................608-833-3980 Silver Cinemas Market Square Theatre...............608-833-1500 Sundance Cinemas.......................................608-316-6900

Box Offices

Alliant Energy Center ...................................608-267-3976 Barrymore Theatre......................................608-241-8864 Madison Theatre Guild .................................608-238-9322 Orpheum Theatre........................................608-250-2600 Overture Center .........................................608-258-4141 UW Athletic Ticket Office ..............................608-262-1440 Wisconsin Union Theater ...............................608-262-2202 5


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Madison is the State Capital and home to the world-class University of Wisconsin. Madison offers both small-town charm and a range of cultural and recreational opportunities usually found in much larger cities. And with four lakes and over 200 parks, it is one of the nation’s most scenic cities. Allen Centennial Gardens Corner of Observatory and Babcock Drive. The site of a historic Victorian home that once served as a residence for University deans is working to deepen and enhance its impact on the community as an outdoor classroom for visitors of all ages. 608-576-2501. Arboretum 1,200-acre botanical preserve. Offers nature observation, hiking and walking, biking and jogging, and skiing and snowshoeing opportunities. Free public walks on Sundays. Spring garden tours April through August on Wednesday evenings 7:00 PM to dark and in the fall on Saturday afternoons 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 608-263-7888. Babcock Hall Dairy Plant 1605 Linden Drive. Stop by the store to purchase cheese, milk, and ice cream in a multitude of flavors. Sandwich bar also available. 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday, and 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM Football Saturdays. Closed Sunday. Babcock ice cream is also available at Memorial Union and Union South. 608-262-3045. Carillon Tower 1160 Observatory Drive. A freestanding tower with 56 bells. One of four carillon towers in the state. For more information, go to music.wisc.edu or call the School of Music, University of Wisconsin at 608-263-1900. Chazen Museum of Art 750 University Avenue. Designed by Harry Weese, the Chazen is home to the second-largest collection of art in Wisconsin, with more than 20,000 works, including paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, and decorative arts covering geographic locations from Ancient Greece, Western Europe, the Soviet Empire, Moghul India, eighteenth-century Japan, and modern Africa. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Thursday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, closed Mondays. 608-263-2246. 6

Geology Museum, Weeks Hall 1215 West Dayton Street. Reconstructed dinosaurs, mastodon skeleton, mineral samples, and walk-through Wisconsin limestone cave. Self-guided tour and exhibits 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday. Closed Sundays. 608-262-2399. Governor’s Executive Residence 9 9 C a m b r i d g e Ro a d . E l e g a n t s h o w c a s e o f a r t a n d decoration. Tours available Thursdays, April through August, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Holiday tours are also available in December­. 608-246-5501. House on the Rock 5754 Highway 23, Spring Green. One of Wisconsin’s top tourist attractions, this miraculous house is situated atop a rock. Tour over two miles of amazing collections and exhibits, including the world’s largest carousel and a street from yesteryear lined with authentic shops and homes. 608-935-3639. Monona Terrace Convention Center Located on the shores of Lake Monona in downtown Madison, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is an incomparable meeting facility combining a Frank Lloyd Wright design, beautiful lake views, and state-of-the-art technology. Since it opened in July 1997, Monona Terrace has served as a community focal point for residents and visitors alike. The facility hosts a tremendous variety of events, including international conventions, academic conferences, consumer shows, banquets, weddings, and concerts.


points of Olbrich Botanical Gardens Encompasses 16 acres of specialty gardens in the heart of Madison. Special events take place year-round, including the Spring Flower Show, Olbrich’s Blooming Butterflies, and the Holiday Express. Stroll through the tropical Bolz Conservatory, a sunny paradise filled with fragrant orchids, a rushing waterfall, and free-flying birds. Open daily to the public yearround. Free outdoor gardens, $2 admission for Bolz Conservatory. 608-246-4550. See advertisement in this Area Information Guide.

INTEREST Washburn Observatory UW–Madison. Free public viewing first and third Wednesday of each month. Wisconsin Historical Museum 30 North Carroll Street. Explore a museum devoted to Wisconsin and American history through artifacts, photographs, full-scale dioramas, audiovisual presentations, and interactive multimedia programs. 608-264-6555.

Sports & Leisure Alliant Energy Center Coliseum Exhibition Hall.....608-267-3976 Overture Center for the Arts...........................608-258-4141 University of Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office.......608-262-1440 Taliesin Preservation/Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center 5 6 0 7 C o u n t y H i g h w a y C , S p r i n g G r e e n . To u r F r a n k Lloyd Wright’s home and school May through October 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM daily. Open in April and November Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Closed December through March. Includes Riverview Spring Green Restaurant, gift shop, and bookstore. 608-588-7900. University of Wisconsin–Madison Campus and Memorial Union Explore the University of Wisconsin with a 100-minute walking tour. Visit info.wisc.edu/campus-tours or the Campus Information Welcome Desk at Memorial Union for more information. Reservations recommended. Tours leave from Union South, 1308 West Dayton Street. 608-263-2400.

Wisconsin State Capitol Located on an isthmus between two lakes at the heart of the city. The only granite dome in the U.S. has over 40 different types of stone from around the world inside, as well as murals and handmade furniture. The observation deck, open in the summer, offers city and lake views. Free daily tours (except major holidays). Open to the public 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM weekdays and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekends and holidays. 608-266-0382. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum 30 West Mifflin Street. Dedicated to the citizen-soldiers of our state. View the many exciting displays, which include dramatic portrayals of the men and women from Wisconsin who served in America’s conflicts from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf War. 608-267-1799. Wollersheim Winery 7876 Highway 188, Prairie du Sac. Visitors are invited on a guided tour that includes the rich history of the winery as well as an explanation of the tradition and modern wine facilities. Emphasis is on education and enjoyment of wine as a responsible lifestyle. The tour concludes with a wine tasting. Be sure to visit the gift shop. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Open year-round. 608-847-9463. 7


madison

EVENTS

Art Fair On The Square Artists from around the U.S. Sponsored by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Mid‑July. 608-257-0158. Badger Athletics The University of Wisconsin athletic teams have something for everyone to enjoy! Catch the spirit with the Wisconsin Badgers! 1-800-GO-BADGERS. Brat Fest Memorial Day weekend. Alliant Energy Center. 608-236-2031. Concerts On The Square Join the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for great live performances on the State Capitol lawn—bring your blanket! Wednesday evenings June, July, and August. Blankets can be set up as early as 3:00 PM. Kids’ Area with special activities opens at 5:00 PM. The concert begins at 7:00 PM. All events are FREE! Farmers’ Market Approximately 300 local vendors offer homegrown produce, flowers, cheese, bakery goods, and coffee. On the Capitol Square Saturdays mid-April through mid-November 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM. On the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Wednesdays mid-April through mid-November 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

Frostiball An elegant affair celebrating the urban renaissance of downtown Madison. Held in late January at the Overture Center. 608-258-4442. Ironman Triathlon First Sunday after Labor Day. Mad-City Ski Show L o c a t e d o n J o h n N o l e n D r i v e a t L a w Pa r k . S u n days at 5:30 PM. Memorial Day through Labor Day. 608-663-8326. Reebok CrossFit Games First weekend in August. Alliant Energy Center. The world’s finest athletes showcase the heart and determination required to be named the Fittest on Earth™. Shake the Lake Saturday before July 4th. John Nolen Drive. Free family festival with food, live music, and fireworks over Lake Monona. Taste of Madison Held Labor Day weekend on Madison’s Capitol Square, the event showcases more than 60 local restaurants, 16 beverage stands, and 4 entertainment stages. No charge for admission or entertainment. Restaurant vendors will be selling various items from their establishments priced between $1 and $4. 608-276-9797. World Dairy Expo An international meeting place for the dairy industry that offers the most elite combination of dairy cattle and exhibits in the world. Early October at the Alliant Energy Center. 608-224-6455.

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Imported Olives & Olive Oils, Artisanal Pasta & Cheeses, Tomato Products, Frozen Filled Pastas

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HOURS Bar: Mon-Thurs 11am-2am Fri-Sat 11am-2:30am Grill: Daily 11am-11pm

319 North Henry St., Madison 255-6592


Famous for Steaks

Home of the 20 oz. Bone-in Tenderloin • Friday Night Fresh Pan-fried Perch • Saturday Night Prime Rib • Sunday Chicken Dinner Special • Late Night Bar Menu & Happy Hour (Beginning at 10:00 p.m.) • Seasonal Outdoor Seating Bar Open at 4:30 p.m., Dinner at 5:00 p.m.

For Reservations Call: 256-3570 Entrances at 116 S. Hamilton & 115 W. Main St.


FRESH • SUSTAINABLE • DELICIOUS • Live Maine Lobster • Fresh Stone Crab Claws • Alaskan King Crab Legs • Razor Clams • Grass Fed Steaks Join us for Oyster Happy Hour Featuring $2.00 Oysters and Smalls Menu Mon. – Thurs. 4 pm – 7 pm Fine Oysters • Fish • Steaks 120 East Wilson, Madison, Wisconsin 608.258.1443 • www.tempestoyster.com


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EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF THE GARDENS STROLL SIXTEEN ACRES OF COLORFUL OUTDOOR GARDENS. ESCAPE TO THE TROPICS! CONSERVATORY OPEN YEAR-ROUND.

The only Thai Pavilion and Garden in North America Two-acre Rose Garden with fountains and Rose Tower Concerts in the Gardens winter and summer Live Butterfly Exhibit mid-July to mid-August Holiday Flower and Model Train Show in December Accessible tram daily in summer, weekends spring & fall

FREE OUTDOOR GARDENS OPEN DAILY Apr. – Sept. 8 am – 8 pm | Oct. 9 am – 6 pm Nov. – Mar. 9 am – 4 pm TROPICAL CONSERVATORY OPEN DAILY Mon. – Sat. 10 am – 4pm | Sun. 10 am – 5 pm Admission $2; free on Weds. & Sat. 10 am – noon visit www.olbrich.org Phone 608.246.4550

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Hilton Monona Terrace - Madison, WI  

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