Olbrich’s Blooming Butterflies

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Now through Aug. 7th  from 10am- 4pm daily

Experience the magnificence of free-flying butterflies while strolling through the tropical Bolz Conservatory.  Live butterflies emerge from chrysalises daily in the conservatory, including low-flyers like the playful yellow and black striped zebras and bright orange julias.



Pope Farm Conservancy Sunflower Days!

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logo-websize-png8[1]Sunflower Days at Pope Farm Conservancy July 23-July 31, 2016

Open sunrise to sunset!  100’s of sunflowers in bloom!  Trails, self -guided tours.




7440 W. Old Sauk Rd, Verona

Devil’s Lake State Park

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DLK-title1[1]Wisconsin Largest State Park!  Baraboo 


A 360- acre lake with sandy beaches, campsites, rental equipment, lodging, hiking, concessions and more!  608-356-8301



Dane County Fair- Alliant Energy Center July 20-24

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Daily Entertainment for all ages, Live Music, Carnival rides,  Food, Horse, small animal  Judging, Kiddie Farm, Motocross, and more!


Madison’s Open Water Swim!

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8621995[1]Training for an event?  Do you want to swim in the lake/pool and get ready for an event?  Tri-Swim Madison is here to help!  Learn more at http://www.tri-swimmadison.com/index.html

Goodman Pool- Municipal Swimming Pool

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goodman-pool-arial-photo[1]Large Pool with 2 Water Slides!  Plus, diving boards, lap lanes and a shallow toddler area!  325 W. Olin Ave., Madison


Henry Vilas Zoo

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content%20header%20-%20exhibits%20and%20attractions[1]28 acre, free admission zoo!

Explore our exhibits and attractions:  Tropical Rainforest Aviary, Big Cat Exhibits, Discovery Center and Herpetarium, North American Prairie, Animal Health Center, Arctic Passage- meet the polar bears, Children’s Zoo, Primate House and other exhibits!

Elver & Hiestand Parks offer Disc Golf

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discGolf[1]Free for children ages 15 and under.  Madison offers two disc golf courses open to the public and require a permit for players age 16 and over.  Daily $5 available at the course kiosk

Play it Again Sports offers equipment located at 6674 Odana Rd, Madison

Visit www.cityofmadison.com/parks


Isthmus Paddle & Portage

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1794591_10152674894244408_813442566_n-4[1]37th Annual Saturday, July 30th Madison’s favorite lake to land to lake race!  At James Madison Park starting 7am.

Art Fair on the Square

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Visit the annual Art Fair on the Square, featuring works in mixed media, ceramics, drawings, graphics, prints, fiber, leather, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, paintings, photographs, sculpture, 3D mixed media, and wood.

July 9-10, 2016

Visit www.mmoca.org/programs-events/events/art-fair-square for more information.