University of Wisconsin – Madison
The University of Wisconsin, a public research university in Madison, Wisconsin is locally known as UW-Madison. If you like to bike, explore gardens, sample the latest eats at food trucks, you definitely should take a look at the calendar of events occurring in Madison. One fun fact about UW-Madson...they have won a total of 29 NCAA National Titles.
Famous "Badger" alumni include Mike Webster - retired NFL player and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Joan Cusack - actress, Jerry Zucker - movie director/producer, Charlie Trotter - renowned chef, Elmer Winter - founder of Manpower Inc. and Joyce Carol Oates - National Book Award-winning author.
"Top 5 Parent Picks" when visiting the University of Wisconsin - Madison:
Take in a football game at Camp Randell.
Dinner at Cento or Osteria Papavero.
Beer and cheese curds at Mr. Brews Taphouse off State Street (this location is not listed on the website).
Breakfast or brunch at the Sun Room Cafe.
Grab a drink or a snack at the Memorial Union.
Explore the Madison Farmers Market at the Capitol square.
Anna is a junior from Minneapolis, Minnesota. One quirky fact about Anna..."I can dip just about anything in ranch. To the point where some people would probably be insulted if they saw me doing so!" Anna also runs a food Instagram feed @goodvibesbetterfood.
Ashley is a junior from Summit, New Jersey. One quirky fact about Ashley..."I am a University of Wisconsin tour guide."
Fun fact about University of Wisconsin:
Anna - The Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Square is the largest producer-only Farmers’ Market in the country and boasts more than 300 vendors.
Ashley - University of Wisconsin is rated the #1 college game day town by Sports Illustrated.
Favorite Ice Cream Parlour and Flavor:
Anna - Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, Munchie Madness or Kitty Kitty Bang Bang.
Ashley - Any of our school's unions. UW makes its own ice cream on campus. The best flavor is chocolate peanut butter.
Where do you want to go on spring break:
Anna - Spain or Italy (to visit friends who are going abroad).
Ashley - Cancun.
Tell us more!:
Anna - I also love the Bassett Street Brunch Club. It just fits into so many categories (they have sweet and savory brunch served ALL day, plus Greenbush donuts that are half off after 8:30pm)! The Comedy Club on State is a great spot for nighttime entertainment also.
Ashley - State Street is full of stores, shops, restaurants or anything you could want as a college student!