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The badger isn’t exactly the most intimidating of animals for a school mascot, but that doesn’t make the University of Wisconsin’s teams any less of a force to be reckoned with. Cheer ’em on at a football game, and have a laugh by one of the lakes in the state capital that’s home to humor periodical The Onion.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Madison. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Madison flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
The badger isn’t exactly the most intimidating of animals for a school mascot, but that doesn’t make the University of Wisconsin’s teams any less of a force to be reckoned with. Cheer ’em on at a football game, and have a laugh by one of the lakes in the state capital that’s home to humor periodical The Onion.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Madison. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Madison flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

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The Amish Community in Columbia County

Written by MilwVon on 24 Jun, 2012

I had no idea that there was an Amish community so close to me here in Milwaukee (less than two hours away) or Madison (about an hour away). I was doing some research and stumbled upon the Columbia County Visitor's Bureau website (http://www.travelcolumbiacounty.net/ccvbamish.html) which…Read More


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Tret Fure, Part II

Written by MCJ graduate on 19 Jul, 2006

She sang numerous songs that were in the contemporary circle. Many addressed to what was going on around us. One was in her own words, “ A rant against George W. Bush” and it was entitled, “Eyes of God”. Part of the lyrics of this…Read More


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Tret Fure

Written by MCJ graduate on 19 Jul, 2006

Ms. Fure is a singer-songwriter, music producer, instrumentalist and engineer. She has made it big nationally. She has played numerous venues which includes the National Women’s Festival and Olivia Cruise Lines. Her music consists of folk, jazz and blues. She hails from the Midwest. Ms.…Read More


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Suzanne Westenhoefer, Part III

Written by MCJ graduate on 19 Jul, 2006

This comic also sarcastically spoke about the lesbian drama TV show on cable called “L Word”. It is about a group of lesbian friends who live in Los Angles. This show has some odd characters on it. Westenhoefer said that the characters in it…Read More


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Suzanne Westenhoefer, Part II

Written by MCJ graduate on 19 Jul, 2006

As aforementioned, some of Ms. Westenhoefer’s comedy is comedy that is made up as she goes. This was evident with the comedy she did at Madison Pride. It was based on her experience that day at this pride event. For instance, she poked fun…Read More


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Suzanne Westenhoefer

Written by MCJ graduate on 19 Jul, 2006

This lesbian comic will make you laugh until the cows come home, at least if you are at the dairy land state of Wisconsin. Ms. Westenhoefer is a well-known lesbian comic who has worked various venues such as theatres, clubs, colleges, large fundraisers and social…Read More


Madison Pride's Political Rally, Part II

Written by MCJ graduate on 19 Jul, 2006

Barbara Lawton, Lieutenant Governor, delivered one of the best speeches that day. She rallied the LGBT community by commenting it was not just a political force to be reckon with but also an economic one. She also talk about how Governor Doyle and her are…Read More


Madison Pride's Political Rally

Written by MCJ graduate on 19 Jul, 2006

The political rally this year was not held on the historical Capital Building’s steps like last year. However, it didn’t take away from the spirit and the excitement that the LGBT community and its speakers had. There were six speakers that spoke at this…Read More


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Madison Pride's Parade, Part II

Written by MCJ graduate on 19 Jul, 2006

After the LGBT families headed the parade, numerous groups of marchers with their banners and signs filled the streets. There was the PFLAG group (Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gay) in support of this community. They gleefully marched and showed off their banner. Besides…Read More


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Madison Pride's Parade

Written by MCJ graduate on 19 Jul, 2006

This year the parade had a different parade route. It was shortened. The procession was not down State Street this year. As an alternative, the parade followed Proudfit St. North to W. Main St. , Right on W. Main to N. Bedford St., Left on…Read More


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