Memorial Union, located on Lake Mendota, is where people meet, eat, hear music and just chill. The Terrace has been voted one of America’s Best Public Places.
The beautiful Union South opened on April 15, 2011. Designed in an organic prairie-style architecture, influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.
Camp Randall Stadium comes alive on football Saturdays when 80,321 fans fill the seats and cheer on the Badgers. Visit the UW Athletics Welcome Center for great moments in Badger history or stroll the Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame next door, or arrange a tour.
The Kohl Center is home to men’s and women’s basketball and hockey excitement. Walk-in tours take place Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, or by appointment.
The Geology Museum is a must, especially if you have children to amuse. Dinosaurs and displays will thrill them; adults will learn there, too. Find it inside Weeks Hall.
The Chazen Museum of Art exhibits treasures from antiquities to the Renaissance to the modern. The exhibits rotate frequently and admission is free. Drop-in and arranged tours are available.
New in December 2010, the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery houses the private Morgridge Institute for Research and the public Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. The state-of-the-art facility also features a public Town Center, including three unique dining venues: a café, a restaurant with a full-service menu and a dairy bar.
The UW–Madison Arboretum is just a few miles south of campus in the heart of the city, but its 1,260 acres take visitors to the wild side. Gardens, prairies, woods and more than 20 miles of trails will make you forget the city’s bustle.
The Babcock Hall Dairy Store produces signature dairy products, including renowned ice cream. Visitors can also learn how they make ice cream, cheese, and milk on a guided presentation from their second-story observation deck that overlooks the dairy plant.