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Madison Travel Guide, Wisconsin

   

Title: Madison, the county seat of Dane County  

Madison is the capital of Wisconsin, United States in addition to  being the county seat of the Dane County. Apart from that, it also houses the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This city structures the center of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Madison MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) that includes the entire Dane County as well as the neighboring Columbia and Iowa counties.  

Cultural overview

The Money Magazine has acknowledged Madison as one of the excellent places for living in the United States. The city was consistently ranked among the top best places in the subsequent years, with the low employment rate being a main contributor. The central downtown thoroughfare is State Street that interconnects State Capitol Square with the University of Wisconsin and is lined with espresso cafes, restaurants and various kinds of shops. Just the buses, delivery vehicles, bikes, emergency vehicles and pedestrians are permitted on State Street.

Whist on the Capitol Square’s other side is King Street that is now mounting beside the State Street’s lines. King Street incorporates more cafes and the upper end restaurants.  

During Saturday mornings in summer, the farmers’ market of Dane County takes place near Capitol Square whilst the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra performs free-concerts on Wednesday evenings.

Madison is also host to Rhythm and Booms, a gigantic firework celebration, which starts with a fly over by numerous F16s from local Wisconsin Air National Guard. In terms of show’s length, size of the annual budget and the sum of shells fired, Rhythm and Booms is the biggest firework presentation in the entire Midwest.  

During winters, sport aficionados take pleasure in ice-skating, ice boating, ice fishing, snow kiting and playing ice hockey. In the remaining part of the year, pastime activities include bicycling, hiking and sailing over the local lakes.

Architectural overview

The Wisconsin State capitol dome is very much based upon the dome U.S. Capitol and is the sparkler of Madison Skyline, which is noticeable all through the Madison region because of its placement on the ridgeline of cape. Due to its position in the urban center, Capitol Square is incorporated with everyday pedestrian commerce and traffic as well as the spoke streets particularly E.Washignton and State Street.

Transportation  

Madison is greatly served via the Dane County Regional Airport that serves more than a hundred commercial flights per day and approximately 1 million passengers every year. The Madison metro operates the bus routes all through the city in addition to several surrounding towns. The city has three taxicab companies and numerous companies, which offer specialized transit for the individuals with disabilities.  

A commuter light trail has also been proposed especially for the corridor passing via isthmus and near the University Campus. In addition, a high-speed rail path from Madison to St.Paul, Minnesota and Chicago to Milwaukee has also been projected.   Rail road services are offered as well by WSOR (Wisconsin and Southern Railroad) and CP (Canadian Pacific) railway.  

Various venues of the city including Barrymore Theatre, High Noon Saloon, Majestic Theatre, the Madison Opera proffer live music every week, every night. 

   
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