Madison – Things to do with your Team

Home to the University of Wisconsin and its very beautiful lakeside campus, Madison is a wonderful place to visit with your team. It’s also worth noting that the residents of Madison have a reputation for being very open-minded and well-educated. This is likely due to almost 60 percent of the people living in Madison having a university degree. In fact, University of Wisconsin students and faculty make up over 30 percent of Madison’s population. Talk about a college town! The University of Wisconsin has a student population of over 40,000 and is a member of the Big Ten. It also happens to be one of the most respected universities in the country. As a result, Madison has become known as one of the most progressive cities in the country; not to mention one of the most fun and family-friendly.


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Moored at the Mariner’s Inn and the Machinery Row building on Lake Mendota is Betty Lou Cruises. An excursion with Betty Lou Cruises will provide you and your team with unforgettable views of picturesque shorelines. All of their cruises feature a captain and crew as well as buffet food service aboard one of their state-of-the-art motor yachts. If you and your team embark on one of Betty Lou Cruises’ popular and affordable public cruises, you’ll share the yacht with some other guests. Their cruises run from late April through mid-October. 5339 Lighthouse Bay Dr, Madison, WI 53704


Cave of the Mounds

Located just 20 miles from Madison is the Cave of the Mounds. Daily tours of this stunning national natural landmark are offered year-round. While on one of these tours, you and your team will pass a stunning array of colorful crystal formations as you walk along paved lighted walkways. Visitors to the Cave of the Mounds can also visit the Gemstone Mine, Fossil Dig, Butterfly Gardens, Museum Rock Shop, hiking and biking trails, snack bar, and picnic area.

While it might sound hard to believe, it takes approximately 100 years for cave onyx, or calcite, to grow just one inch. In comparison, the Cave of the Mounds is more than one million years old. It’s primarily made up of a natural limestone called galena dolomite, which was formed during the Ordovician Period around 450 to 500 million years ago. The beautiful variety of colors you’ll see as you walk through the cave was actually created through a natural oxidation process that truly demonstrates the natural beauty of the world around us. 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517



If you and your team are in the mood to bowl while in Madison, head on down to Bowl-A-Vard. This popular bowling center features 40 state-of-the-art synthetic lanes for your bowling pleasure, along with a new scoring system that will accommodate players of all ages. Bowl-A-Vard is so much more than just a bowling center however. It also features a restaurant, game arcade, pro shop, banquet rooms, and even three sand volleyball courts. As you can tell, Bowl-A-Vard has got everything you and your team need for family-friendly fun at a price you can afford. If you’re looking to stretch your team’s travel budget as far as possible while still having a great time in Madison, Bowl-A-Vard is the place to go. 2121 E Springs Dr, Madison, WI 53704


Brittingham Boats

Offering premium paddle craft rentals, including paddleboards, single and tandem kayaks, and canoes, Brittingham Boats makes it easy and affordable to enjoy a day out on the lakes with your team. Located on Monona bay, Brittingham Boats is situated in the Madison’s downtown area and offers water access to Lake Monona.

Monona Bay is perfect place to explore for all skill levels since it’s calm enough for beginners to get their sea legs. A short paddle from the bay is Lake Monona, which boasts stunning views of the downtown Madison skyline, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace, and Monana Terrace, Madison’s convention center. Brittingham Boats has everything you need to get out on the water but if you aren’t much of a water bug, hang out in a hammock on the beach instead. 701 W. Brittingham Place, Madison, WI 53715


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Madison BCycle

Looking for a unique and fun way to see the sights while in Madison? Look no further than Madison BCycle, a bike-share program designed to revolutionize the way that both locals and tourists move around the city. No matter where you are, there’s probably a BCycle station right nearby. That’s because there are over 35 stations with 350 bikes all throughout downtown Madison.

To start riding, purchase a membership online or at a station. Then you’ll be able to check out a BCycle bike at any station, ride it to wherever you need to go, and park it at the station closest to your destination. Need to go somewhere else? All you have to do is simply check out another BCycle and start a new trip. 2024, 2042 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706


Duck Pond

Everyone can appreciate a good old-fashioned game of baseball, so treat your team to just that during your stay in Madison with a visit to the Duck Pond. One of Madison’s most beloved sports venues, the Duck Pond is a ballpark that’s home to the Madison Mallards.

The Mallards are one of the 20 teams that make up the Northwoods League, a collegiate league that provides college players to spend their summers and display their talents to professional scouts. The Mallards play 72 games per season from late May through mid-August, making it easy to catch a game if you’re visiting Madison during the summer months. 2920 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704


Henry Vilas Zoo

If you’ve got any animal lovers on your team, a visit to Henry Vilas Zoo is a must do during your stay in Madison. As one of only a handful of admission-free, community-supported zoos in the country, Henry Vilas Zoo is as affordable as it is fun. Fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Henry Vilas Zoo offers a variety of exciting exhibits and attractions. The zoo is open daily year-round except on select holidays. Donations to the zoo are encouraged but not required. 702 S Randall Ave, Madison, WI 53715


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Explore the world of dinosaur bones, meteorites, fossils, and more at the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum. Fun for all ages, the museum’s collection of artifacts is not only large, it’s also incredibly diverse. Everyone in your group can expect to learn a lot during your visit.

Take a tour with helpful and friendly museum staff for the chance to find out more about dinosaurs than you ever dreamt of.  Encounter mysteriously glowing rocks and see why they emit their bright colors. Coral, ancient sea creatures, and giant mastodon tusks are just a few of the interesting specimens you can expect to see during your visit. 1215 W Dayton St, Weeks Hall, Madison, WI 53706


There’s certainly a lot for your team to do in Madison when they aren’t busy competing. You will have plenty of options to choose from while you’re there. If you’re visiting Madison in the colder months make sure to pack plenty of warm clothes since it can get real cold in Wisconsin.  Fortunately, Madison has a lot of indoor activities to do in addition to a bunch of outdoor ones that can be enjoyed if the weather’s nice.