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09-04-2007, 02:45 AM
am on business in october to NY......and am going with a buddy....he ,however is going to Madison WI to see a pal on the w/e of the 12 october...is it worth me going with him???....whats Madison like ??

help me out here guys:D

09-04-2007, 03:47 AM
We, in the rest of the state, have a saying about Mad-Town. "Madison- 47 square miles, surrounded by reality". Redline Watersports is close, there are lakes, things to see, it's the state capitol (see if you can beat some sense into them, please) and good restaurants.

09-04-2007, 05:11 AM
thanks jim.......

anyone else gonna chime in??

09-04-2007, 10:39 AM
I have friends who went to college there and some that still live there. More bars per square feet then any other place in the U.S. They all say it's the greatest place in the world! Have fun!

09-04-2007, 10:41 AM
this will probably sway it for me tex......

09-04-2007, 10:41 AM
"They all say it's the greatest place in the world!"

So, you're saying they didn't learn anything, right?

09-04-2007, 10:43 AM
How could you with all those pubs!

09-04-2007, 10:43 AM
I happen to live here and all they are saying is true. Tons of bars-I mean tons. University, Lakes, tons of eating options. Fun city.

09-04-2007, 10:58 AM
its becoming more of a done deal by the moment

09-04-2007, 11:25 AM
Awesome city. I have always lived close to Madison, and spent (the best) five years of my life attending and graduating from UW-Madison (remember, college is not a race). Be sure to spend time on State Street- It is in the heart of the campus and has many bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants, etc. Catch a beer on the Terrace overlooking Lake Mendota. The Essen Haus is great fun for a table of friends to share a "boot" of German beer. Extremely liberal and people are friendly.

The Badgers (college football team) are at Penn. St. that weekend, so there won't be the tens of thousands of extra fans embarking upon the city, but it will still be a happening place.

Interesting city built on an isthmus, fascinating architecture both historic and contemporary, and the lakes! The scenery isn't bad either. For a state where everyone loves cheese and beer, and health isn't a priority to many, the women in Madison are always 20 and beautiful.;)

Now you got me thinking I need to go back to school....I won't get anything done now. Has it really been 10 years?????? I could use a third degree, right?

09-04-2007, 11:25 AM
Dbl post. Extremely slow upload.

09-04-2007, 12:12 PM
tex-"How could you with all those pubs!"

How could I what? :

09-04-2007, 12:20 PM
tex-"How could you with all those pubs!"

How could I what? :
How could you study with all those pubs so close?

09-04-2007, 12:25 PM
Study? Are ya nuts?

09-04-2007, 12:55 PM
Madison is an awesome town. I graduated from UW and have some of my best memories from college from there.

My sister and her family live in Madison now and our cottage is just north (about 75 miles).

Like most people said, take in the culture, the food, the beverages and hook up with one of the people on the board here to ski on Monona or Mendota if you can.

No Skeez
09-04-2007, 02:31 PM
(remember, college is not a race).

As my college roommates and I always said, "Graduating in 4 years is like leaving the bar before midnight... There's so much you're going to miss!"

Lucky for me I'm only 2 years out!

09-04-2007, 03:28 PM
Scott Van Pelt of ESPN named Madison, WI the best college sports town in the country. I have to agree.

09-04-2007, 04:14 PM
Just started my senior year today. By far one of the best cities in America. Tons to do from boating, biking, boozing, whatever. Shoot me a PM if you want some places you just have to go to.


Here is a Scott van Pelt interview about what he thinks about Madison, WI.

My favorite part "I understand there is a place called the Essen Haus, I didn't get there, and I understand there you drink out of a boot. Because the moral of the story in Madison is that a cup of booze is not enough, you need to have a boot. Or if you go to Wando's you need to drink out of a fish bowl."

09-04-2007, 04:59 PM
All but one of my trips to Madison have included the Essen Haus!

As much as I hate the Badgers and their "we always beat the Gophers" history I've never had a bad time there.

88 PS190
09-04-2007, 05:19 PM
Its a crazy crazy time there.

Only place I've seen people smoking up with the police officers.

09-06-2007, 10:19 AM

bump anyone???