Madison, Wisconsin

MadTown Highlights

with Don L.

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Learn why Madison Wisconsin tops many national "Best Lists" of places to live, work, and play. This is a walking tour highlighting the buildings, places, people, and events that helped establish this city's playful reputation as MadTown or (in the words of a former Governor)..."a fifty-four square mile jurisdiction that fortunately is surrounded by reality." Stops include the iconic Wisconsin State Capitol (with a dome a mere three feet lower than the US Capitol). Monona Terrace Convention Center whose classic design was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Hear the legend and lore of Lakes Monona and Mendota which confine the vibrant city isthmus. Review State Street pub and grub options. See the University of Wisconsin's hallowed Bascom Hill, Observatory Scenic Lake Overlook, and the famous Union Terrace. Tour stops may vary slightly to suit the interests and needs of each tour group. Good walking shoes are advised along with an ability to walk at least one mile. Get ideas for post-tour must-see or must-do places and events while in Madison WI. Become a Badger for a Day!

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Don Last is an Emeritus Professor of Natural Resources Management. He earned his M.S. and PhD at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Don and his wife Michele live in a condo on the shore of Lake Monona in downtown Madison. He is interested in boating, tennis, and photography. Last was the Founding Board President of the Madison Parks Foundation. Likewise he served as Founding Board President of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin. In retirement, he served as a founding board of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Note: The ten photos on the Vayable site are some of Don's originals. Go to his photo-art web site at for other photos that he has electronically converted into decorative watercolor-like art. Full profile Leave a Review