Visitors from out of town might like to extend their vacation and check out some of the special attractions in Madison and the Southern Wisconsin area! Whether you’re interested in historical sites and museums, natural wonders, or tourist amusements, there is a variety available. Costume-Con 34 will be happy to provide local hosts who can drive out-of-towners to see some of the sights or find great places for photoshoots.

Costuming-related Attractions

Wisconsin Historical Museum on the square
Old World Wisconsin
Pendarvis historical site, Mineral Point
– Troll Capital of the World Mount Horeb
– Little Switzerland, New Glarus
Wade House
The Milton House
– UW-Madison theatrical and textile departments

“Wonder of Nature”-related Attractions

Governor Nelson State Park
Governor Dodge State Park
Devil’s Lake State Park
Cave of the Mounds and Blue Mounds Park, Mt. Horeb
Aldo Leopold Nature Center
University of Wisconsin Arboretum
International Crane Foundation, Baraboo
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
UW Madison Geology Museum

Additional Local Attractions

– Downtown Madison/Isthmus: UW-Madison, Monona Terrace, State Street, Overture Centre
Capitol Building
Henry Vilas Zoo (it’s free!)
WI Veteran’s Museum
Chazen Museum of Art
Madison Farmer’s Market
Mustard Museum in Middleton
Mid-continent Railway Museum
– Wisconsin Dells (appx 45 minutes drive) – includes antique malls, peculiar attractions, etc.
Circus World in Baraboo (appx 30 minutes drive)
Dairy Museum, Fort Atkinson
Taliesin, Spring Green
House on the Rock, Spring Green

If you have any other suggestions, let us know at [email protected]