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“Lots going on in the park” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vilas Park

Vilas Park
Ranked #36 of 95 things to do in Madison
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Owner description: Located on the shores of Lake Wingra, this park includes the Henry Vilas Zoo, an arboretum and a popular scenic beach.
Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lots going on in the park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We took a walking food tour with Madison Food Explorers (the Monroe Street tour) and learned a lot about Vilas Park and the neighborhood. Learned about the UW Arboretum and why there are no houses on the other side of Lake Wingra. It was nice to see everyone out -- it is a well-used park with beautiful houses on Vilas nearby.

Visited April 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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333 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“A lot of open space, next to the lake and zoo”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Vilas Park is a great park to go to. It's right next to Vilas Zoo and by the lake and Arboretum. There's two children parks within it and open fields for sports as well as a ponds. It's a nice place to walk, run/jog, and bring your children and pets to. There's also a lot of parking around the park. In the summer, there are often ducks and geese there. It's definitely a nice place to spend a few hours in.

Visited March 2013
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Edgerton
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Just a beautiful walking area. The area was very clean and well maintained. Lots of places to stop and enjoy the surroundings.

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Linden, WI
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A great park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Vilas Park is always a fun place to go for children and adults. Picnics, playing an the playground equipment, or just sitting on a blanket watching the world go by. A very well kept park!

Visited June 2012
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Wisconsin
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346 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Best Free Park/Zoo ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

It's a great place to spend the day. Lots of open areas, lake with swimming beach and the zoo is right at the park. It's a wonderful zoo and is always having some thing added to it.

Visited August 2012
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