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2424 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53726
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BEST WESTERN PLUS InnTowner & Highland Club

For directions to our hotel, please visit the Map and Directions page.

The InnTowner hotel is centrally located in a quiet, neighborhood near several athletic facilities, dining, shopping and entertainment, along with a wide variety of visitor attractions.

Destination

UW Hospital and Clinics
VA Hospital
USDA Forest Service
Blackhawk Country Club
UW Natatorium
Camp Randall Stadium
WI Institute for Discovery
Edgewood College
Memorial Union Terrace
Union South
Kohl Center
Henry Vilas Zoo
Meriter Hospital
Overture Center
State Capitol Building
State Street Shopping
St. Mary’s Hospital
Monona Terrace
UW Arboretum

     

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BLACKHAWK COUNTY CLUB
At Blackhawk Country Club we specialize in large weddings. We are committed to providing the very highest quality food and service in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, topped off with the finest view in the city. The Best Western Plus InnTowner works directly with the Blackhawk wedding planners  in providing upscale guest rooms and transportation for their value wedding guests. http://www.blackhawkcc.com

DANE COUNTY FARMER’S MARKET
Capitol Square. Plenty of vegetables, fruit, cheese, meat, bread, pastries, honey, and more. http://dcfm.org

GOVERNOR’S MANSION
An elegant showcase of art and decoration. Free, public tours offered April though August and during the holiday season. http://wisgov.state.wi.us

HENRY VILAS ZOO
Free and open every day, home to 800 animals, representing 200 different species. Fun and education for all ages. http://vilaszoo.org

MAD CITY MARATHON
Marathon runners and spectators can enjoy the breathtaking City of Madison! The race is held on the first Sunday in November. http://madcitymarathon.com

MONONA TERRACE
A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed community and convention center on the shore of Lake Monona, in the heart of downtown Madison. Beautiful views and photo opportunities. http://mononaterrace.com

OLBRICH BOTANICAL GARDENS
16 acres of outdoor gardens, free and open to the public daily. Visit a bit of tropical paradise year-round in Olbrich’s Bolz Conservatory, a glass pyramid filled with exotic plants, bright flowers, a rushing waterfall, fragrant orchids and freeflying birds. http://olbrich.org

OVERTURE CENTER
A world-class forum for diverse artistic expression, of both local and national artists. http://overturecenter.com

RHYTHM AND BOOMS
4th of July Celebration. Proclaimed as the “largest fireworks show in the Midwest”, this fireworks display is choreographed to music played over the radio. Over 300,000 people attend the show, making it Wisconsin’s largest one-day event. http://rhythmandbooms.com

SEASONAL AND ANNUAL EVENTS
For a full listing of local events including the Farmer’s Market, Concerts on the Square, and the Dane County Fair, go to: http://visitmadison.com/visitors/calendar-events

STATE STREET
For a diverse mix of shopping opportunities, restaurants, shops, and the Memorial Union, visit State Street’s many popular attractions.  http://visitdowntownmadison.com

TASTE OF MADISON
Held Labor Day weekend on Madison’s Capitol Square, the event showcases more than 60 local restaurants, 16 beverage stands and 4 entertainment stages. No charge for admission or for entertainment. Restaurant vendors will be selling various items from their establishments priced between $1 and $4. http://madisonfestivals.com/taste/index.html

UW INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
UW-Madison football, basketball, hockey and 22 other exciting sports. http://uwbadgers.com

VITENSE GOLFLAND
#1 Rated Miniature Golf Course, Top 100 Golf Range in America. Par 3 golf course, baseball & softball batting cages, free short game area, water wars, HiBall, rock climbing wall, and George Vitense Golf Academy (PGA professionals). http://vitense.com

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Explore Wisconsin’s distinctive heritage and a variety of other American history topics through artifacts, photographs, full-scale dioramas, audiovisual presentations, and interactive multimedia programs. http://wisconsinhistory.org/museum

WISCONSIN STATE CAPITOL
Visitors can see the unique textures of 43 varieties of stone from around the world, hand carved furniture and exquisite glass mosaics. Visit council chambers, the Governor’s conference room, and the WI State Supreme Court chambers. museum and observation deck open during summer months. http://wisconsin.gov/

WISCONSIN UNION
“Living room of the campus.” Hoofers Outdoor Recreation, delis, restaurants and Lakefront Terrace. Discover the social, cultural and recreational center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus: live music, films, game rooms, art alleries, guest lectures, mini courses, craft shop. A wide range of activities and more than 1,000 events a year brought to you by students. http://union.wisc.edu

WORLD DAIRY EXPO
An international meeting place for the dairy industry that offers the most elite combination of dairy cattle and exhibits in the world. http://worlddairyexpo.com

WINGRA BOATS
Rent canoes, kayaks, rowboats, paddle boats, sailboats, rowing shells, windsurfers, paddle boards, a pontoon boat, inner tubes, swim rafts, and fishing poles for use on Wingra Lake, just a few minutes from the hotel. http://wingraboats.com

CAPITAL BREWERY
Middleton, WI. Brewers of award-winning, world-class beers since 1986. Stop in for a tour of the Brewery, browse around in the gift shop, stop in the Bier Garten for beer, soda, and entertainment. Bier Garten open May-September. http://capital-brewery.com

CAVE OF THE MOUNDS
National Natural Landmark; Blue Mounds, WI. Guided tours on paved, lighted walkways lead visitors past an unforgettable array of crystal formations, gemstone mines, and fossil digs. The constant temperature in the cave makes touring comfortable all year round. http://caveofthemounds.com

EPLEGAARDEN (Norwegian Apple Orchard)
Fitchburg, WI. Family fun for everyone: Sesquicentennial barn, apples, pumpkins, hayrides, festivals, Haunted Halloween, and more. http://eplegaarden.com

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT VISITOR CENTER / TALIESIN PRESERVATION Spring Green, WI.
Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and school May through October. Riverview Terrace Cafe, gift shop & bookstore open daily. http://taliesinpreservation.org

GREEN COUNTY CHEESE DAYS, INC.
Monroe, WI. Old-world tradition at an out-of-this-world celebration. Enjoy Swiss entertainment, a carnival and much more. Watch as cheese is made. http://cheesedays.com

HINCHLEY DAIRY FARM TOURS
Cambridge, WI. A real dairy farm open for tours. See baby animals in the spring and visit the corn maze and haunted barn in the fall. http://daiiryfarmtours.com

THE HOUSE ON THE ROCK
Spring Green, WI. This miraculous house is situated atop a rock and includes amazing collections, including the World’s Largest Carousel. http://thehouseontherock.com

INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION
Baraboo, WI. A world-renowned conservation center featuring 15 crane species, restored prairie, and Whooping Crane wetland exhibit. Daily guided tours. See website for details. http://savingcranes.org

JOSEPH HUBER BREWING COMPANY, INC.
Monroe, WI. Wisconsin’s Old World brewing heritage is thriving in Monroe. Take the Taster’s Tour at an award winning brewery, the Midwest’s oldest continually operating brewery (since 1845). Taste Berghoff, ranked with the World’s Best Beers, and Blumer’s craft-brewed root beer. http://huberbrewery.com

LITTLE NORWAY
Blue Mounds, WI. A charming and unique outdoor museum of the largest privately owned collection of Norwegian antiques in the United States. On the National Registrar of Historic Places, Little Norway is also the oldest privately owned  museum in America. The buildings are authentic Norse architecture, simple and durable. http://littlenorway.com

MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM
North Freedom, WI. An outdoor living history museum and operating railroad recreating, preserving, and interpreting the small town/shortline way of life from the “Golden Age of Railroading” spanning the years 1880 to 1916. http://midcontinent.org

NEW GLARUS BREWERY
While in the area, visit the New Glarus Brewing Company brewery and gift shop. The gift shop offers a wide variety of merchandise from clothing to glassware to keychains and stickers. All of their brews can be purchased in the gift shop, including the R & D Series which is available exclusively at the Hilltop Brewery Beer Depot. For more information and directions, visit http://newglarusbrewing.com

TYROL BASIN SKI AND SNOWBOARD AREA
Mt. Horeb, WI. Winter fun at its best. Only 18 miles west of Madison. Downhill skiing and snowboarding for all skill levels. http://tyrolbasin.com

WOLLERSHEIM WINERY
Prairie du Sac, WI. Winery visitors are invited on a guided tour that includes the rich history of the winery as well as an explanation of the tradition and modern wine facilities. Emphasis is on education and enjoyment of wine as a responsible lifestyle. The tour concludes with a wine tasting. http://wollersheim.com

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI
With water rides, shopping, and the beautiful scenery, it will be hard to decide where to spend your time. Some options are: Wisconsin Ducks, Inc., Mt. Olympus Theme Park, and Noah’s Ark Waterpark. http://wisdells.com

Whatever your destination, getting around Madison is easy with our free parking and free hotel shuttle service. You’ll avoid congestion and extra travel costs by letting the InnTowner hotel get you where you need to go.

Check out the Events Calendar for upcoming Madison-area events.
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