Shop, hike, or discover other fun things to do in Madison

When you book a room or suite at Radisson Hotel Madison, you’ll be right off Highway 12/14, making it easy to access the best things to do in the area. Visit a student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, less than five miles away, and then take your younger kids to see red pandas, aardvarks, and other memorable animals at the Henry Vilas Zoo. You can spend the day shopping at West Towne Mall, having a blast at Elver Park’s sports facilities, or hiking the scenic paths at Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Here for a corporate event at Monona Terrace or Overture Center for the Arts? We’re less than six miles from both venues.

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Point Cinema

1.2 mi / 1.93 km from the hotel
This movie theater offers a deluxe experience with plush DreamLounger™ reclining seats and new releases shown on the 75-foot-wide, three-story-tall SuperScreen DLX®.

Camp Randall Stadium

4.45 mi / 7.16 km from the hotel
Cheer the Badgers on to victory in the University of Wisconsin's 80,321-seat outdoor stadium.

Elver Park

5.86 mi / 9.44 km from the hotel
Madison’s largest community park, Elver spans more than 250 acres and features softball, soccer, and ice-skating facilities. The park also offers picnic shelters, a splash pad, and a playground.

Henry Vilas Zoo

4.36 mi / 7.02 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.

Vilas Park

4.43 mi / 7.12 km from the hotel
Set along the shore of Lake Wingra, Vilas Park is one of the city’s oldest parks. In the summer, families gather on the sandy beach to swim or fish, and in the winter months, visitors enjoy ice-skating and playing hockey.


2.57 mi / 4.14 km from the hotel
This open-air shopping center lets you browse an array of stores ranging from Anthropologie to White House Black Market. When you’re ready for a break, grab a treat at one of the restaurants or see a movie at the theater.

Monona Terrace

5.96 mi / 9.59 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.

Overture Center for the Arts

5.6 mi / 9.01 km from the hotel
Catch a touring show or a concert at this performing arts center, which also hosts art exhibits, community events, trade shows, and conventions.

University of Wisconsin–Madison

4.48 mi / 7.21 km from the hotel
See a Badgers game or catch one of the seasonal events on campus at this 936-acre university.

Wisconsin State Capitol Tour

5.81 mi / 9.35 km from the hotel
Experience the grandeur of Wisconsin’s Capitol building with free tours, offered daily. Groups of 10 or more can make reservations online.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

0.47 mi / 0.75 km from the hotel
This beautiful area was shaped by a glacier thousands of years ago during the Ice Age. Today, visitors can explore more than 1,200 miles of hiking trails while enjoying the picturesque landscapes.

West Towne Mall

0.5 mi / 0.81 km from the hotel
Browse for deals at more than 80 shops, including JCPenney, Forever 21, Banana Republic, and DICK’S Sporting Goods.