Exploring Madison, Wisconsin
Any visitor to Madison, Wisconsin will speak of its appealing, small town charm. Madison is the capital of the state of Wisconsin and ideally situated between two lakes - Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. University of Wisconsin constructed in 1848 is a great landmark in the area and attributes greatly to the laid back and fun nature of the city. If you find yourself here, take a rental car Madison and tour the city. You can book Hertz, Budget, Avis and plenty of other rental car companies on HAPPYCAR at incredible prices. HAPPYCAR saves you the time and hassle of searching through different websites to find the best deals for a car hire Madison. Booking a car rental Madison is now fast and convenient, thanks to HAPPYCAR.
Madison was founded in 1829 and is named after the James Madison, the fourth president of the United States. The University of Wisconsin, which was established a few years later in 1848, has long been considered a corner stone of the city. The university covers more than 1,260 acres which can be explored by car hire Madison. Some of its highlights include the Arboretum, which contains the oldest and most varied collection of restored ecological communities in the world which include several forest types, savannas, wetlands and a world famous lilac collection. Also on the university grounds is Madison’s Geology Museum with its displays of rocks, minerals and fossils.On a nice summer day, enjoy a drink or pitcher, the specialty, on the beloved Terrace.
A Badger game is a must do! The university’s football team is much loved and has a loyal following. Camp Randall, the stadium for the Badgers which holds a capacity of over 76,000 people, is always jam-packed during a Badgers game! Madison is also known as a top canoeing and biking town. Take a rentalcar Madison to the waterfront and go kayaking or canoeing on one of the lakes. Bike lovers can enjoy views of the town and its country side when they hit the cycling trails that snake through the city.
Madison’s beautiful buildings and art galleries are a must do for anyone who gets a chance to visit the city. Take a rental car Madison to Wisconsin State Capitol Building, a beautiful granite dome, lavishly decorated and which mirrors the Capitol building in Washington D.C. Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous architect and interior designer is one of Madison’s greatest treasures. One of the iconic buildings that Frank designed is the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. It is an exquisite building built on Madison’s waterfront; its rooftop terrace a wonderful place to enjoy superb views of Lake Monona. All these is convenient with Hire Car Madison.
Not to be missed is a visit to the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the core of Madison’s art scene. This architectural masterpiece holds an impressive collection of local and international art exhibits for the viewing pleasure of all art lovers. Other museums worth a visit include the Wisconsin Veterans Museum which showcases the history of the Madison citizens who participated in various military struggles; the Wisconsin Historical Museum highlights the region’s history over the millennia while the Madison Children’s Museum contains a fun selection of exhibits and activities for kids of up to eight years of age.
Road trip Madison
Drive your car rental Madison to Wisconsin Dells, a fun summer destination that is sure to be a big hit for your family on your next vacation. Wisconsin Dells offers an extensive list of attractions to keep you and your family entertained. These include indoor and outdoor waterparks, amusement parks and rides, breweries, wineries and distilleries, scenic tours, spas, and a wide variety of sporting activities. Noah’s Park, one of the water parks at Dells, is the largest water park in the United States.
For the adventurous, Devil’s Lake State Park just outside the city is a huge treat. The park offers over 20 miles of hiking trails of varied skill levels. Also on the grounds are a number public and private camping sites that should to be booked in advance if you plan on camping in the summer.
There are plenty of other attractions around the Madison area. Hire car Madison with HAPPYCAR and explore this charming city with its stylish architecture and tranquil lakes.