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University of Wisconsin - Madison

716 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
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Ranked #1 of 19 activities in Madison
Type: Educational Sites
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Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The topography (rolling hills) and the location (along the shores of Lake Mendota) are idyllic, Add to that the traditional buildings and the modern architectural buildings and you have an incredible setting for a university. You can feel the energy on the campus where many events (planned and impromptu) are always happening. Simply a delight to visit any time of... More

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Superior, WI
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Madison is a classic college town, but with a mix of other culture and state politics added in. Lots of things to do in Madison, many of which (but not all) revolve around the University. The UW facilities are first-rate. Their "Engineering Complex" of several huge buildings dwarfs many other colleges and universities by itself. Camp Randall is totally cool.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My son and I did a visit when he was accepted at UWM. We went up in February, and it was still delightful. The temp was about 11, but the campus was very vibrant. We loved the layout, the buildings, the atmosphere and the spirit. Everyone there was happy that there were or were going to be a Badger. The... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Gotta love UW - Madison. It is huge and has tons of facilities, including a beautiful lake and old buildings. My daughter just enrolled and I appreciated the great reception and orientation activities for her move-in and early adaptation to college life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

A wonderful experience from an enjoyable afternoon on the Lake..the Rathskeller , the outdoor dining, watching the boats and just a quiet peaceful place to be...Mass at St. Paul's was also an experience as well as the Gardens o Campus

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I'm going to miss this place. I suspect that the astronomers here are really superheroes. They changed my life in ways I never anticipated and appreciate a bit of eccentricity-sorely needed in science these days IMHO!! I leave in a month for Kansas City to get my own cape. :)

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Ok, I may be biased because I graduated from there many years ago, but it was just as beautiful as I remembered. If you go in the spring or summer there's a great farmers market surrounding the state capital. Park your car and just walk everywhere. No need to drive around. Best thing is to sit behind Memorial Union and... More

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San Jose, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

When you tell people you're visiting the University of Wisconsin - Madison, most people see bucolic dairyland, lakes and rabid Big 10 college football fans, screaming, with their whole bodies painted red. My daughter was accepted into a science discipline at UW-Madison and we recently went to visit. The first thing that struck me was that the University buildings were... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We toured the University, starting at the fantastic Union South, and heading all around campus. Union South is open to the public, and is worth visiting, even if you don't have a kid looking here. It is a real showcase, and was an attraction for my son as he prepares to make his college decisions.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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268 reviews 268 reviews
123 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I love this University. I'm currently a student here and am so glad I decided to go to UW Madison. The education here is top notch, the campus is gorgeous, the facilities and opportunities that are available to me are plentiful. But the thing that makes me so proud to be a Badger are the people here. I've traveled all... More

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