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Madison Questions and Answers


Madison Restaurants, Cuisine and Local Food

Trying to find a restaurant with the right mood for the occasion? Looking for the best pizza in Madison? Wondering if there are any 24-hour diners? Craving cuisine for vegetarians and vegans?
  1. What’s the best street or neighborhood for dining in the Madison area?

    Middleton is a great neighborhood for dining. Whether you... Read more
  2. What are the best restaurants in Madison?

    Madison has so many wonderful restaurants around the... Read more
  3. Are there any 24-hour diners?

    Denny's in Middleton is a 24 hour diner, good comfort food,... Read more
  4. Who has the best burger in Madison?

    There are many who swear by Dotty's Dumpling, Blue Moon... Read more
  5. What’s the most romantic bistro, cafe or restaurant to go for a date in the Madison area?

    Louisianne's in Middleton is romantic, underground, and a... Read more


Madison Arts and Entertainment

Hoping to catch a movie near Madison this evening? Scoping out the night life for live music and dancing? Interested in the latest art exhibitions at Madison area museums and galleries?
  1. Is there a movie theater in Madison?

    The Sundance Theatre at Hilldale Mall is a great place to... Read more
  2. Where can I catch a play in the Madison area?

    The Overture Threatre is where you will find the latest... Read more
  3. Are there any bowling alleys nearby?

    Bowling in Madison is a great pastime and we have many... Read more
  4. Does Madison have a drive-in movie theater?

  5. Where are the nearest venues for live music?


Madison Sports, Nature & Recreation

Are you a weekend warrior in need of companions? Looking for the right place to get some exercise in the Madison area? Want to find a park or playground where your kids can play?
  1. Are there bike paths or trails around?

    Bike trails are plentiful in Madison and surrounding... Read more
  2. Are there any outdoor swimming holes or indoor pools?

    The Goodman Pool is a wonderful community pool located in... Read more
  3. Are there public golf courses?

    Everywhere you look in Madison you will find a golf course.... Read more
  4. What parks are there in Madison or in the neighboring areas?

  5. Are there any good places to go hiking around Madison?


Where to go Shopping in Madison

On the hunt for a mall in the Madison area? Searching for Madison boutiques that carry the latest in fashion trends? Want to save money with coupons to local Madison retailers and grocery stores?
  1. Where can I go grocery shopping?

    Madison offers many great stores to shop...Whole Foods,... Read more
  2. Where is the nearest farmers' market?

    The largest is on the Capital Square each Saturday morning... Read more
  3. Where can I go to get an ice cream?

    Best ice cream in Madison is found at Babcock Hall inside... Read more
  4. What are the best coffee shops in Madison or neighboring towns?

    EVP is a great coffee shop located on Midvale Blvd. Nice... Read more
  5. Is there a mall nearby?

    East Towne and West Towne are the big malls but not the... Read more


Madison Children

Looking for after school programs and activities for your children? Having trouble choosing a reputable Madison day care? Want to sign your children up for summer camp or find some fun activities in Madison for kids?
  1. Where can kids go swimming?

    Goodman Municipal Pool located in Goodman Park 325 W.... Read more
  2. Does Wisconsin offer an official child care or day care resource?

  3. What day care options are there in the Madison area?

  4. Is there a youth center?

  5. What sports programs can my child take part in?

Public Services

Madison Public Services

Trying to find public transportation in or near Madison? Wondering what day of the week is trash day? Want to learn more about the Madison recycling program? Looking for a public library nearby?
  1. Where do I find a public library that serves the residents of Madison?

    Madison Public Library is located at 201 W. Mifflin Str... Read more
  2. Is there a community center in Madison?

  3. Does Madison have a Park & Rec department?

  4. Is there a Friends of the Library organization and if so, what is their role?

  5. Does Madison have a food bank or any other programs to help homeless and hungry people in the community?


Madison Clubs and Organizations

Organizing a new civic club in Madison? Trying to find local Lions or Toastmasters? Want to get involved in a community project?
  1. Is there a Rotary club?

    The Madison Rotary Club is located downtown. For meeting... Read more
  2. How can I find volunteer opportunities in Madison?

  3. How can I get involved with a political party in Madison?

  4. Does Madison have an organization dedicated to the arts?

  5. Is there a Women’s club?

Emergency Services

Madison Emergency Services

Need to contact the police department or fire department serving Madison? Want advice on how to prepare for emergency situations? Interested in joining a Madison area volunteer ambulance corps?
  1. Is there a Madison Neighborhood Watch Program?

    Yes, there are neighborhood watch programs throughout the... Read more
  2. How do I reach poison control?

    Poison Center may be reached by calling 800-222-1222, 24... Read more
  3. Where is the nearest emergency room?

    Downtown Madison has three major hospitals in the area. St.... Read more
  4. Is there a volunteer ambulance corps in Madison?

  5. Who answers the line when I call 9-1-1?

Business and Commerce

Madison Business and Commerce

Interested in joining a chamber of commerce in the Madison area? Want to increase revenues by networking? Wondering who to bank with? Want to know your rights as a consumer in Madison?
  1. Is there a Madison Chamber of Commerce?

    Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is located at 615... Read more
  2. Is there a Business Council?

  3. Is there an organization dedicated to consumer protection?

  4. Where is the post office?

  5. What banks can I choose from in Madison?


Utilities Services in Madison

Do you need to contact Madison gas and electricity providers? Need to get an internet connection? Curious about where the water supply comes from?
  1. Who provides electricity?

    Alliant Energy and Madison Gas & Electric are the... Read more
  2. Who provides gas?

    Alliant Energy and Madison Gas & Electric are providers... Read more
  3. What cable television and internet service is available?

    Many companies today bundle telephone, cable, and internet.... Read more
  4. Where does our water come from?

Animals, Pets and Critters

Madison Animals, Pets and Critters Questions

Curious about Madison wildlife? Got a question about the municipal policy on vaccines and dog licenses? Not sure what to do about the raccoon who lives in your trash?
  1. How do I get a dog license in Madison?

  2. What are the local requirements for rabies shots?

  3. Who administers rabies shots in the Madison area?

  4. Why might my dog be impounded?

  5. Is there a Madison dog pound or another location where seized animals are taken?


Madison's Local Government

Trying to find out who your elected officials are in Madison? Think you ought to know what voting district you live in? Need to obtain a permit or license, but unsure where to turn? Ready to get involved in local decision making?
  1. Is there a directory of town officials?

  2. Who are Madison's chief governing officials?

  3. What does the Madison clerk do?

  4. Where are the municipal offices located?

  5. How do I find out when municipal meetings are held?


Madison Health

Wondering where you can pick up medicine late at night in Madison? Trying to decide which pediatrician is best for your child? Searching for a local blood drive where you can donate?
  1. Is there a health department in Madison?

  2. What Madison area hospitals can I go to?

  3. What local hospitals and practitioners specialize in pediatric medicine?

  4. What emergency room is closest to Madison?

  5. What are my options for nursing homes near Madison?


History of Madison

Ever wonder brought people to Madison? Wonder why they settled and what made them stay? Wish you could find a local historian who knows?
  1. What is the history of Madison?

  2. What is the significance of the town name?

  3. Is there a historical society in Madison?

  4. Is there a town archive in Madison?


Madison's Local Media

Looking for media publications or online news journals that report on Madison? Trying to get get some media attention for a story of article or your own? Curious about whether there's local television programming in Madison?
  1. What media publications cover Madison?

  2. What public radio stations are accessible in Madison?

  3. What television channel airs local Madison programming?


Religion in Madison

In search of a place to worship in Madison? Looking for a community of shared faith and values? Need a schedule of service hours?
  1. What places of worship do we have in Madison?


Schools in Madison

Want to explore Madison public and private education? Need to locate a public school close to home? Unfamiliar with the Madison Board of Education and want to learn more?
  1. What public school district serves Madison?

  2. Where is each school located?

  3. How is the board of education composed?

  4. What does the Board of Education do?

  5. When does the Board of Education hold meetings?


Information for Seniors in Madison

Concerned about finding reliable care and housing for senior citizens in the Madison area? Searching for fun events and activities for seniors? Want to know what senior transportation services are available?
  1. What retirement communities are in the area?

  2. Is there a senior center?

  3. Is there special transportation for senior citizens?

  4. Are there any clubs, recreational programs or social groups for seniors?

  5. Is there any senior housing in Madison?