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“On Wisconsin!”

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ranked #9 of 95 things to do in Madison
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Madison, Wisconsin
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505 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
“On Wisconsin!”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

The University of Wisconsin at Madison is (in my opinion) the best campus of the midwest. It's a large campus, but quickly learnable and fairly easy to navigate. There are many areas of this campus that are one of a kind and not to be missed. In particular Babcock Hall for fresh, homemade ice cream on the lakeshore of the campus. First time and returning visitors shouldn't miss The Memorial Union at the corner of Park Street and Langdon. The Union is a great place to sit outside in the sun and enjoy people watching while dining or visit Der Rathskellar (a historic bar) located inside the Memorial Union.
I went to college here and the Campus is just as much fun now as it was when I was a student here. It's actually gotten better over the years with numerous improvements made to accomodate visitors. If possible, take in a Badger Football game at Camp Randall. With a capacity near 70,000 seating it's the ultimate environment for football.

Visited July 2012
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long beach california
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“Love love This University”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

University setting on the Lake is beautiful. The terrace is the most wonderful place to sit and drink and eat while taking in the lovely views. Campus blgs are beautiful. The whole feel of the campus is friendly and inviting. Love the food trucks too.

Visited June 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“The Best Ice Cream”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Be sure to stop by Babcock Hall on UW-Madison's campus to indulge in some awesome ice cream. They offer unique flavors such as Berry Alvarez and Blue Moon. Wonderful!

Visited September 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Wonderfully authentic Madison, unique and fun”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

The Memorial Union is a favorite hangout for everyone; not just students. From delicious ice cream made at UW Babcock Hall to yummy pizza and wine, there is something for everyone. The Union has a great outdoor seating area next to the lake where you can enjoy wonderful breezes, sailboats and Madison people-watching.

Visited August 2012
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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“UW Madison”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Great campus tour on a college visit. Beautiful campus -- lots of new construction and freshly rehabbed buildings. Sitting outside on the patio at Memorial Union is a must. Really enjoyed the mix of students and families. Flowing from campus into State Street was a blast!

Visited August 2012
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