Visit Downtown Madison

Set on an isthmus between two scenic lakes, Madison's Central Business District encompasses the heart of downtown Madison, where the famed State Street pedestrian mall links the Capitol Square, seat of Wisconsin state government, to the University of Wisconsin campus.

The central downtown is home to more than 1,500 businesses - from shops, boutiques, and restaurants to financial, law and communications firms - plus museums and cultural destinations.

Stop at the Downtown Visitor Center year-round, for maps, directions and a friendly smile!

 

Situated on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, we are in walking distance of the vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment district, State Street, as well as other downtown attractions. Experience the legendary atmosphere by catching a game at Camp Randall Stadium or cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center.

 

UW-Madison campus and community information and assistance inside the Memorial Union. Info Desks also available at Union South and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.

 

Independently owned hotel offering guests a special Madison experience through our distinctive customer focus.

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100 State
316 W Washington

100state’s mission is to create a community and home for problem­ solvers, creatives, and entrepreneurs. We are a cоwоrking community that provides a shared working space thаt iѕ equipped with desks, сhаirѕ, printing ѕtаtiоns, private…

Public access parking garage.

7 Iron Social
508 State

7 Iron offers something Madison residents can’t find with cold Midwestern winters: year-round virtual golf!

The modern design and earthy ambiance evoke a sense of nature and serenity that will surely sooth the traveler’s mind. Whether you’re enjoying the panoramic views of Madison from the rooftop pool or socializing over handcrafted cocktails in…

Public access parking lot.

Barrio Dance
401 N Lake

Barrio Dance Factory is an intensive dance training program, where dancers will not only learn foundations of hip hop and other styles of dance, but also develop interdisciplinary skills (such as building your portfolio, personal brand…

(608) 285-8000
parkhotelmadison.com
Certificates accepted here

A reflection of Madison's history and growth as a city, the only hotel on Madison’s Capitol Square, Best Western Premier Park Hotel is an icon of hospitality and a true symbol of downtown Madison.

Block 89 Garage
10 E Doty

Public access parking garage.

Brayton Lot
1 S Butler

City of Madison operated parking lot. Metered.

Brix Coworking
30 W Mifflin

Our goal is to help people work to make a life– not just a living. We’ve designed Brix Coworking with an energizing and inspiring atmosphere in mind to further engage a growing community of like-minded, driven professionals. Working from…

Buckeye Lot
214 W Gorham

City of Madison operated parking lot. Metered.

City of Madison operated parking garage.

Dane County operated parking garage.

Chazen Museum of Art
750 University

Home to the second-largest collection of art in Wisconsin, with permanent collections, temporary exhibitions, education programs and events.

City of Madison Parks
210 Martin Luther King Jr.

City of Madison Parks offices. Offering parks information, lake access, golf courses, events, shelter rentals, and more.

The Wisconsin Union Club Suites welcome you to the heart of campus. Six elegantly appointed and updated rooms are available right in Memorial Union along with stunning views of Lake Mendota, the Memorial Union Terrace and iconic UW-Madison…

Dane County Law Library
215 S Hamilton

Serves the legal information needs of county officers and employees, attorneys and the public.

Public access parking garage.

Destination Madison
22 E Mifflin

As Greater Madison’s official destination marketing organization, Destination Madison drives economic impact through tourism. We attract leisure visitors, conventions and sporting events to the area, and partner with local businesses to…

Situated on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, we are in walking distance of the vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment district, State Street, as well as other downtown attractions. Experience the legendary atmosphere by…

Open from May into October, the Downtown Madison Info Booth is located where State St. meets the Capitol Square. Offering visitor information, brochures, and answering questions regarding downtown shopping, dining, and entertainment.

The Visitor Center is currently closed, but you can search through our directory , attractions , and see how you can support downtown businesses by…

Ellsworth Block
23 N Pinckney

Ellsworth Block is located in a newly renovated 150-year-old building in downtown Madison with Capitol views, natural light throughout, and exposed original brick and sandstone walls. The Maeder Room, Pinckney Suite, Atrium, and Skydeck are…

Escape This
120 E Wilson

Escape games are real-life, interactive experiences. They're challenging, entertaining and a great way to spend time with family and friends. Your group will have 60 minutes to work as a team to find clues, solve puzzles and crack codes in…

Public access parking lot.

University of Wisconsin operated parking garage.

Government East Garage
215 S Pinckney

City of Madison operated parking garage.

Graduate Madison
601 Langdon
(608) 257-4391
graduatemadison.com
Certificates accepted here

Boutique hotel near State Street and the UW-Madison campus with two food & beverage outlets open to the public, including a rooftop lounge.

University of Wisconsin operated parking garage.

Groove Madison
14 W Mifflin

Groove can host a variety of events at our space, including birthday parties (kids and adults), wedding related events (bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, post wedding breakfasts, pre-wedding day getting ready spot) anniversary…

University of Wisconsin operated parking garage.

Hotel and conference center, connected to Monona Terrace via skywalk.

Hook and Fade
113 S Hamilton

Hook & Fade is a warm and inviting micro-social golf simulator destination where you can relax in comfort equal to your own living room, enjoy elevated hospitality, and take as many swings as you like (or even zero)

Horizon Coworking
7 N Pinckney

When you come work at Horizon Coworking, you'll enjoy…
5 Great Meeting Rooms seating 4 to 40 for members and non-members by appointment. All The Meeting accessories: large flat screens, projection, whiteboards, microphones. 2 phone…

Industrious
25 W Main

Situated on the Square — just steps from the Majestic Theatre and downtown’s top dining — this newly renovated space was created with your productivity in mind. Our thoughtfully-designed office offers best-in-class services and amenities…

University of Wisconsin operated parking garage.

A University of Wisconsin-Extension conference & banquet center and hotel.

Madison Children's Museum
100 N Hamilton

A welcoming, imaginative, joyful learning environment that nurtures children’s creativity and curiosity through hands-on exhibits, creative projects and special events.

800-356-8293
www.concoursehotel.com
Certificates accepted here

Independently owned hotel offering guests a special Madison experience through our distinctive customer focus.

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is housed in a soaring building designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli. MMoCA offers free exhibitions and education programs that engage visitors in modern and contemporary art. The museum’s…

Public access parking garage.

The recently renovated Central Library offers expanded facilities plus art exhibits, events, films and hands-on activities for all ages including a designated kids area.

Madison Senior Center
330 W Mifflin

The Madison Senior Center continues its mission to promote successful aging. The center welcomes 40,000 visitors annually, and offers close to 3,000 events each year.

Memorial Library
728 State

The principal research facility on the UW-Madison campus for the humanities and social sciences.

Memorial Union
800 Langdon

A visit to Madison is not complete without a visit to Memorial Union, one of the community’s most beloved destinations. Located right on the shore of Lake Mendota, Memorial Union is home to almost daily events and activities as well as…

A public space and convention center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright hosting conferences, conventions, art installations, Frank Lloyd Wright history, and community events including yoga, meditation, dancing, and concerts. Open daily with a…

Monona Terrace Parking
1 John Nolen

Public access parking located at the Monona Terrace.

Mullins Apartments
401 N Carroll

Mullins Apartments offers many different units spread out across the Madison area, most of them in the heart of the downtown and the University of Wisconsin campus area.

Outdoor UW
800 Langdon

Located on Memorial Union's lakefront, Outdoor UW is your outlet to the outdoors! Rent camping, climbing, hiking, and paddling equipment; balance your day with Terrace yoga or standup paddleboard yoga; or plan your family or group adventure…

Ovation 309 Parking
309 W Johnson

Public access parking garage.

(608) 258-4141
www.overture.org
Certificates accepted here

A performing arts center with ten resident organizations, presenting Broadway, music, theater, comedy, art exhibitions and educational and community events.

Overture Center Garage
318 W Mifflin

City of Madison operated parking ramp.

One of three University of Wisconsin-Extension Conference Centers.

Rare Steakhouse
14 W Mifflin
(608) 204-9000
www.raresteaks.com
Certificates accepted here

A classic steakhouse and seafood restaurant, featuring over 200 different wines. Lunch and dinner.

City of Madison operated parking facility.

City of Madison operated parking garage.

City of Madison operated short-term parking stalls. Metered.

Tenney Plaza Garage
142 E Main

Public access parking garage.

University of Wisconsin operated parking garage.

US Bank Plaza Parking
10 S Webster

Public access parking garage.

UW-Madison campus and community information and assistance inside the Memorial Union. Info Desks also available at Union South and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.

Wheelhouse Studios
800 Langdon

Wheelhouse Studios is an open arts studio located in the lower level of Memorial Union. With three versatile work spaces, flexible studio designs, drop-in art opportunities, and classes for enthusiasts and first-time artists alike, it’s…

An independently financed, nonprofit alumni organization for UW-Madison alumni.

Explore four floors of exhibits highlighting Wisconsin's distinctive heritage and a variety of other American history topics. On Madison's Capitol Square.

Society headquarters, library and archives with materials about the history of Wisconsin, the United States and Canada, plus collections of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.

Drop-in tours (45-55 min.) start at the Information Desk (inside the central rotunda). Mon.- Sat. at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m. Sundays at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m. A 4:00 p.m. tour is offered weekdays (Monday - Friday…

Wisconsin State Law Library
120 Martin Luther King Jr.

Serves the legal information needs of state officers and employees, attorneys and the public.

The Wisconsin Union Campus Event Services Office team makes it easy to host your event at some beloved campus locations in Madison, including Memorial Union and Union South. From team meetings and private parties to regional conferences and…

Sharing the stories of Wisconsin veterans from the Civil War to present.

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Downtown Ambassadors

Stop by the Downtown Visitor Center at 452 State St. or our seasonal Downtown Information Booth located at the top of State Street for information, directions and a welcoming smile.