Madison Wsconsin is a wonderful place to call home. We benefit from the University of WI – Madison and all the great opportunities that come from living in a University town and in the Capitol city of Wisconsin surrounded by lakes, wonderful neighborhoods, walkable communities, parks, bike paths, great schools, innovative businesses and plenty of world class restaurants and entertainment. Visit these websites to get more Madison area information has and get out and enjoy Madison!
About & History
Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the seat of Dane County. As of July 1, 2017, Madison’s estimated population of 255,214 made it the second-largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, and the 82nd-largest in the United States. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau’s Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Dane County and neighboring Iowa, Green, and Columbia counties. The Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area’s 2010 population was 568,593.
Founded in 1829 on an isthmus between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota, Madison was named the capital of the Wisconsin Territory in 1836 and became the capital of the state of Wisconsin when it was admitted to the Union in 1848. That same year, the University of Wisconsin was founded in Madison and the state government and university have become the city’s two largest employers. The city is also known for its lakes, restaurants, and extensive network of parks and bike trails, with much of the park system designed by landscape architect John Nolen.
Since the 1960s, Madison has been a center of political liberalism, influenced in part by the presence of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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Dane County Communities and Information
We love Madison. But there is a lot more to offer in the area than just Madison. If you are looking at living outside of the city or if you live in Madison and are trying to get out of your box, check out the many bike paths that connect Madison to the surrounding communities in the Dane County area or go on a drive and visit Dane County’s spectacular areas.
- Verona Area Chamber of Commerce
- Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce
- Sun Prairie
- Stoughton Chamber of Commerce
- Shorewood Hills
- Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce
- Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce
- Middleton Chamber of Commerce
- McFarland Chamber of Commerce
- Madison Parking Information
- Madison Metro Transit
- Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
- Cross Plains
Dining and Entertainment
The Madison area restaurant scene includes authentic dining experiences from the family owned small restaurants to fine dining experiences featuring urban chic atmospheres, great views and delicious dishes.
- Madison Online Guide
- Local Restaurants
- Isthmus Dining Guide
- Madison Magazine Food and Dining
- Dane Buy Local Restaurants
- Wisconsin State Capitol
- U.W. Geology Museum
- Orpheum Theatre
- Mount Horeb Mustard Museum
- Madison Symphony Orchestra
- Madison Chamber Choir
- Little Norway
- Henry Vilas Zoo
- Aldo Leopold Nature Center
News and Media
Keep current with what is going on in Madison WI and surrounding areas. Channel 3000 allows instant updates for weather reports, school delays/closings and more!
TV STATIONS IN MADISON, WI AREA AND DANE COUNTY
- WMTV 15
- WKOW 27
- WISC 3, Channel 3000
- Wisconsin State Journal and Capitol Times
MADISON AREA RADIO STATIONS:
- WERN 88.7 FM
- WORT 89.9 FM
- The MIC, WRJC 92.1 FM
- Oldies, WOLX 94.9 FM
- Magic 98, WMGN 98.1 FM
- Classic Rock, WIBA 101.5 FM
- Z104, WZEE 104.1 FM
- Triple M, WMMM 105.5 AM
- La Movida, WLMV 1480 AM