Westbound & Down

Madison2Summer classes are in full-swing, and now more than ever it is important for all to recharge the batteries during the weekend. If you can relate to this, Madison, Wisconsin is a great place to visit for a quick weekend getaway with countless events and sights.

First thing to do is go early Saturday morning to the Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Capitol Square. As the name suggests, the market surrounds the State Capitol, with tons of vendors and thousands of people packed in on all four sides.3

As it is summer, don’t forget to bring your water and remember to stay hydrated. If you’re bringing your significant other, bring a blanket as there are many trees that offer shade as a brief escape from the heat and will provide an opportunity to people watch, if you are into that sort of thing. (And you should be when in Madison; there is a lot to see!)

The most popular vendor, hands down, appeared to be Stella’s Hot & Spicy Cheese Bread. There were many happy people standing around eating their fresh Hot & Spicy Cheese Bread. If you can somehow manage to harness your self-control, wait until the end of the Farmers Market when Stella’s will start selling their bread as buy one get one half off.  (They have plenty of bread, so don’t worry about them running out if you wait until the end.)

If strolling around in the heat is not your cup of tea, and you’re looking for a cooler ambience, step into the Capitol Building.  Immerse yourself in the great history of the state while being wowed by the beautiful architecture.


Visit The Governor?
The views are amazing, and the building has air-conditioning. You will have the ability to view the State Supreme Court, or perhaps stop in and speak with the Governor if he is in.2

You can take a self-guided tour, or they do offer tour guides to help you along. If you’re a history buff and want to get as much as possible out of your visit, the tour guide is the best way to go. If you choose this option, they will also get you in the State Assembly Chamber which you cannot do if you’re on a self-guided tour.

No matter which you choose, don’t rush it. There is so much to take in, and history around every corner.

Dane County Farmers’ Market

Wisconsin State Capitol

Jared Phillips

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One Comment to “Westbound & Down”

  1. thecommvoice says:

    I’m good with HOT and SPICY!

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