Downtown Madison: Sightseeing, History, and Lively City Vibes

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2.5 miles
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Duration 1h
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Fall in love with Madison following your private in-app audio tour
  • Find out Wisconsin's motto and official state animal
  • Walk around and enjoy the famed shopping, dining, and entertainment district
  • Discover one of the ancient effigy mounds built by Native Americans
  • Get to know who among American Founding Fathers were Freemasons
Welcome to Madison, the state capital of Wisconsin and one of the most quintessentially American cities! First, this audio tour will take you to enjoy the incredible views of Lake Mendota at James Madison Park, a perfect spot to refresh the body and mind. The park is also home to the historic synagogue Gates of Heaven, which complements the park's tranquil atmosphere. Then the tour will guide you to the Masonic Center, the Madison headquarters for the Freemasons. After that, you will have a look at the Majestic Theatre, Madison's oldest theater with a long and complex history. Next, admire the beauty of the Wisconsin State Capitol building in the Roman Renaissance style. Next, you might consider visiting the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to learn the stories of American veterans. Or, if you wish to know the broader history of Wisconsin from ancient times to the present, the Wisconsin Historical Museum is perfect for you. Following the tour, you will be guided through the heart of the city. You will walk down the lively State Street, buzzing with lovely shops, bars, and restaurants. From there, get to the University of Wisconsin Campus and experience a bit of vibrant student life. Finally, visit the Memorial Union, an ideal spot for socializing, relaxing, and unwinding, beloved by locals. Ready to get introduced to lively Madison? Then join the tour!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route with step-by-step navigation from one location to another
  • Recommendations of cafes and restaurants
  • Earphones — you should use your own
  • Entrance tickets to museums — you can visit them if you like
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
James Madison Park
East Gorham Street, 614
Memorial Union Terrace
Langdon Street, 800
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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