Explore Lake Mendota and discover other things to do in Middleton

The Country Inn & Suites places you less than eight miles west of top Madison attractions like Henry Vilas Zoo and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, but you don’t have to leave Middleton to find great things to do. Browse locally owned boutiques in the city’s charming downtown, and visit the National Mustard Museum to see a collection of more than 6,000 condiments. Sports fans can catch the hockey action at Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena or attend a tournament at Hitters SportsPlex. Our location makes it easy to freshen up in your room or suite afterward before toasting your team’s victory with a pint at Capital Brewery. During the summer, you can take a dip in beautiful Lake Mendota from the sandy beach at Marshall Park, less than three miles from the hotel, or rent a kayak to explore the tranquil waters.

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Aldo Leopold Nature Center

10.53 mi / 16.95 km from the hotel
Connect with nature through interactive exhibits and programs at this center named after a famous conservationist. You can take a family hike through prairie, wetland, and forest areas for an introduction to Wisconsin habitats.

Capital Brewery

0.35 mi / 0.57 km from the hotel
Try a staple, seasonal, or limited-release beer at this highly sustainable brewery, and check out the Bier Garten for live music and entertainment if you’re visiting between April and October.

Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena

0.94 mi / 1.51 km from the hotel
Watch the Madison Capitols put the biscuit in the basket at this AAA hockey venue. Prefer to glide across the ice yourself? Stop by during public skating hours.

Chazen Museum of Art

6.38 mi / 10.27 km from the hotel
Located on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, this museum is filled with over 23,000 pieces of art that delight connoisseurs and casual observers alike.

Greenway Station

0.62 mi / 1 km from the hotel
This shopping center is home to a range of fun restaurants like Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano and stores like Loft and Chico’s.

Henry Vilas Zoo

6.17 mi / 9.94 km from the hotel
Visit animals from five different continents free of charge at this community-sponsored zoo. Residents include American bison, capybaras, and rhinoceroses.

Hitters SportsPlex

0.61 mi / 0.98 km from the hotel
Attend a tennis tournament, sign up for lessons, or drop by to play pickleball at this 50,000-square-foot complex. Facilities include six championship-size courts.

Lake Mendota

2.71 mi / 4.36 km from the hotel
Walk along the shores of this beautiful lake, popular for its opportunities to water-ski, tube, kayak, and fish.

Madison Children’s Museum

7.05 mi / 11.34 km from the hotel
Visit the past in the log cabin, unearth the secrets to sustainability in the Urb Garden, and get your hands on the interactive exhibits in “Possible-opolis” at Madison Children’s Museum.

Monona Terrace

7.31 mi / 11.77 km from the hotel
Attend a concert, an exhibition, or a banquet on Lake Monona’s shore at Monona Terrace, a convention center designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Pheasant Branch Conservancy

2.33 mi / 3.74 km from the hotel
At this hidden gem, you can take a wonderful walk through the wildflowers and catch a glimpse of deer, herons, hawks, and other prairie life.

University of Wisconsin–Madison

5.67 mi / 9.12 km from the hotel
See a Badgers game or catch one of the seasonal events on campus at this 936-acre university.