Thank you for the great information so far. Planning this trip reminds me what a lot of information one needs to learn in order to make best use of a short amount of time. I have more sympathy for visitors to the parks of Southern Utah.
So it looks like we will only have about 3-4 hours in Madison... I might even skip it altogether, but I am trying to see as many state capitols as I can, and it is pretty much right in our path.
This will be a game day saturday morning and I think I want to get out of town before it gets too hectic.
So I'm thinking of visiting the State Capitol, Monona Terrace and the Farmers market. It looks like these are all fairly close together, right?
Are these good choices? Is there something else that you would consider more representative of Madison? We will be coming in from the south and heading northwest to Sauk City. Is there a route that would be best to avoid traffic?