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“One of several lakes” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Mendota

Ranked #13 of 95 things to do in Madison
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Owner description: Ideal for boating in the summer, and ice skating or ice fishing in winter.
Surprise, Arizona
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97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“One of several lakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

When in Madison you should try and visit each of the lakes. Just to drive along the shores lines and see the neighborhoods. Beautiful.

Visited August 2012
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Madison, Wi
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65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Not a typical Summer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

The Summer of 2012 is not typical so the water has a bit more green than normal but IS warmer than usual. The sunsets are great and the parks that are on it's shores make for a great family day and usually some decent shore fishing

Visited July 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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49 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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“A day on the lake by Memorial Union”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

We love to go to the Union on the Madison UW Campus and hang out. The kids feed the birds their sandwich bread crust and we enjoy the music and company.

Visited June 2012
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Juneau, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Mendota”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

Sail Mendota occasionally and have done Rythm and Booms (in a canoe as well as in a boat) from the water... (didn't get out of the landing till after 2:00am with the boat)... and have always enjoyed ourselves there.

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Madison, Wis.
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“lakes are an integral part of teh community”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

The UW and downtown is perched between Lake Mendota to the north and Lake Monona to the south. It's a lovely setting. The only downside is both lakes suffer from a very high trophic level, meaning they are green and unsafe to swim in. Beautiful, yes, but not good beaches.

Visited June 2012
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