With so many great attractions close to the airport, getting out to see everything is easy. After you have a fun day out and about you can come back to your hotel near Dane County Regional Airport.
State Capitol BuildingDistance from Dane County Regional Airport: 5.2mi
Free tours are offered daily, year round. Tours depart from the ground floor Information Desk Monday through Saturday at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 am and 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 pm; and Sundays at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 pm. A 4:00 pm tour is offered Memorial Day through Labor Day. The sixth floor museum and observation deck is also open during the summer months. Groups of ten or more should call (608) 266-0382 to make a reservation.
Dane County Farmers’ MarketDistance from Dane County Regional Airport: 5.2mi
Saturday mornings, May through October, thousands of people converge on the Capitol Square to purchase fresh produce, indulge in morning coffee and bakery, and be part of the summer scene in town!
Monona Terrace Community and Convention CenterDistance from Dane County Regional Airport: 6.1mi
This stunning new structure designed by Frank Lloyd Wright extends out over Lake Monona in downtown Madison. Call 608.261.4000 for tour information.
Museum MileDistance from Dane County Regional Airport: 4.9mi
Walk down State Street and the UW campus and discover the treasures of six museums: Madison Art Center (608.257.0158), Madison Children’s Museum (608.256.6445), State Historical Museum (608.264.6555), Wisconsin Veterans Museum (608.264.6086) , Elvehjem Museum of Art (608.263.2246), and the UW Geology Museum (608.262.2399).
Olbrich Botanical GardensDistance from Dane County Regional Airport: 4.5mi
Features a year-round tropical conservancy and lush outdoor gardens. Plus a full schedule of musical and educational events. 608.246.4550.
State StreetDistance from Dane County Regional Airport: 5.0mi
This vibrant pedestrian street linking the State Capitol and the University of Wisconsin campus always offers an entertaining stroll, unique shopping, and enticing restaurants and cafes.
Henry Vilas ZooDistance from Dane County Regional Airport: 7.3mi
One of the few free zoos in the country, Vilas Zoo offers year-round family fun. 608.266.4732.
University of Wisconsin CampusDistance from Dane County Regional Airport: 5.5mi
From the famed Union Terrace to beautiful Picnic Point to the ice cream shop in Babcock Hall, there’s plenty for visitors to take in on this Big Ten campus.
UW ArboretumDistance from Dane County Regional Airport: 9.0mi
A prime place for biking, running, and cross-country skiing. Natural wonders abound in these 1,260 restored acres in the heart of the city. Walking tours available year round. 608.262.2746.