Madison Park

Madison Park is a neighborhood in east central Seattle, Washington, USA, named after the city park at the foot of E. Madison Street on the Lake Washington shore.

Welcome to Madison Park

Madison Park is a neighborhood in east central Seattle, Washington, USA, named after the city park at the foot of E. Madison Street on the Lake Washington shore. It is bounded on the east by Lake Washington; on the south by the intersection of Lake Washington Boulevard E. and 39th Avenue E., beyond which is Denny-Blaine; on the west by Lake Washington Boulevard E.; and on the north by Union Bay. Washington Park and the private Broadmoor community and golf course are subunits within Madison Park. The neighborhood's main thoroughfares are E. Madison Street (northeast- and southwest-bound) and McGilvra Boulevard E. (north- and southbound).

Madison Park in the early 1900s was a popular destination for people who lived in Downtown Seattle and continues to draw from Capitol Hill and beyond, especially on warmer days. Though very close to the city center, it was seen as a summer getaway, with a cable car leading over the hills to the lake, park, swimming beach and ferries to destinations across Lake Washington.

Today, Madison Park is an upscale residential community with a number of restaurants and eateries.

Top-Rated Attractions in Madison Park

1. Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Estate

5481 County Rd C, Spring Green,Wisconsin

Taliesin is a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece located 35 miles west of Madison, just outside the village of Spring Green. This majestic structure, also known as Taliesin East, has long been a point of pilgrimage for lovers of the revolutionary architect. This extraordinary property, which began in 1911 and includes more than 600 acres of lovely rolling terrain, was to remain a work in progress until Wright's death in 1959, as the architect modified his blueprints. Wright spent his summers in Wisconsin and his winters in Scottsdale, Arizona, at Taliesin West, one of Scottsdale's most popular attractions. Visitors can take great guided tours of the property, which include the house and its surrounding structures, such as a theater, studio, gallery, and school. The Romeo and Juliet Windmill and Midway Farms, a dam and waterfalls, and an informative tourist center with a café are among the other attractions. The mansion and grounds can be toured in a variety of ways, including group and private visits. There are also programs for children, such as exciting summer camps with both indoor and outdoor activities.

2. Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, Wisconsin

The sixteen acres of Olbrich Botanical Gardens, which are located on Madison's beautiful waterfront, are a feast for the senses. Depending on the season, a wide range of plants, from exotic vegetation to scented flowers, will be in bloom. The gardens, which opened in 1952, are known for their rose collection and the glass-enclosed Bolz Conservatory. The "sala," an extravagant pavilion gifted by the Thai government and one of only four such structures outside of Asia, is another attraction. The gardens and conservatory are open to the public every day and are free of charge. There are guided tours available, as well as a regular roster of entertaining events for kids and adults, such as art displays, concerts, and educational programs.

3. Wisconsin's Memorial Union Terrace

800 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin

The Memorial Union Terrace on the University of Wisconsin campus is not just a popular hangout for students, but it's also regarded as one of the greatest places in town for people-watching and relaxing. Tourists can easily obtain a single-day guest pass, which can be used to access the Terrace and participate in any of the free activities conducted here, despite the fact that it is restricted to Union members. Night and day, there is often live music to complement your picnic or supper from one of the many restaurants - but save space for a scoop or two of the famous Babcock Ice Cream. Free movies are shown after dark during the summer, rain or shine.

4. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA)

227 State Street, Madison, Wisconsin

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) is the heart of the city's arts and entertainment scene, and it is also a work of art in its own right. This magnificent three-story glass edifice, which juts out like a ship's bow from the corner of State and Henry Streets, is unquestionably one of the city's most outstanding architectural monuments. The center's interior features a big display space that is continuously changing with local and international art shows. It also organizes a number of regular events and activities for people of all ages.

5. Henry Vilas Zoo

702 South Randall Ave, Madison, Wisconsin

The 28-acre Henry Vilas Zoo, which is owned by the City of Madison and opened in 1924, is a favorite with locals and visitors alike, and one of the greatest things to do in Madison with kids. It receives about a million visitors each year and has a diverse range of species from tropical, polar, savannah, plains, and other ecosystems. The tropical rainforest display features a variety of fish, rainforest vegetation, and a free-flight aviary where visitors can interact with the birds. Arctic Passage, the newest exhibit, includes an underwater viewing area for harbor seals and polar bears, as well as a stream where grizzly bears can fish. Amur tigers, African lions, reticulated giraffes, red pandas, and alpacas are among the other popular residents. A children's zoo featuring animals, a carousel, and an electric train are available for younger guests. Do you have a hankering for anything to eat? Seating overlooks the polar bear exhibit in the zoo's distinctive restaurant. There is a gift shop on the premises, as well as food places.

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