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University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Address: 716 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
Phone Number: 608-263-2400
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Terrific Integration with the Town

I thoroughly enjoyed walking around campus. At lunch time the food trucks on campus were a pleasant surprise. They offered lots of ethnic foods and great desserts. As a major... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed walking around campus. At lunch time the food trucks on campus were a pleasant surprise. They offered lots of ethnic foods and great desserts. As a major research University, Wisconsin boasts an amazing library collection including rare maps. You will need to request a one-day pass to get in. Nearby on Campus is the collections of the... More 

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's better to drive around it than to try to walk it. Walk State Street, Camp Randall, and the shoreline/Lake Mendota. Besides that, just drive.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Super nice campus! The Union on the north side is lovely - listen to free live music and get a drink along the water. Also check out Babcock's ice cream - it's made on campus and delicious!

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Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Free bus takes you around the campus, museums, gardens and so much more. Could not believe how clean the campus was.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is one of the best schools i attended. Very great school actually. the students and instructors are awesome and helpful. The city where the university in (Madison), is made for the university. A lovely place. Apart from the snow and the streets and buildings instructions that are made every summer, i would not complain much. But the school itself... More 

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This actually might be the best time to visit the campus and dine at the Memorial Union. No one was there when we visited because of the construction. Plan on parking in one of the many parking garages and walking to the lakefront. In a year, this area will be spectacular as they are adding an Alumni Park. Until then,... More 

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Poynette, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Need to stop at the Union, especially in the summer! Have a beer, listen to the music and watch the sail boats on the water!

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Northern Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

On the way back from the Wisconsin Dells, we stopped in Madison to check out the campus. I was very impressed! Our first stop was at the dairy store where we had lunch and ice cream (delicious!). Then we took a walk down to the lake and strolled along the lake shore, making our way up the hill to check... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We attend an array of musical events on campus - many of them free. This particular evening we attending the Handel competition which had a ten dollar fee. We parked on the hill above Lake Mendota and walked through Centennial Gardens and walked the foot and bike path along the lake down to the Union which is a Madison place... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went for S.O.A.R. and what a great experience! Highly organized and informative. Stayed in a new dorm for 2 nights, really nice.

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