Madison is a Great Destination!

Enrollees in the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will find themselves in one of the country’s great mid-sized cities. As the home of the University of Wisconsin and the seat of Wisconsin’s state government, Madison boasts a multitude of opportunities to participate in its recreational, educational, culinary, and arts offerings.

University Resources for Visitors

GSB students may affordably purchase access to the university’s many recreational facilities such as tennis and racquetball courts, the University Ridge Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones II, indoor swimming pools, and fully equipped gymnasiums.

Area Attractions

Built on an isthmus, Madison has 220 parks, more than 150 miles of bike trails, and five area lakes for boating and fishing. Madison’s many cultural and landmark attractions include:

Wisconsin Historical Museum
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Madison Children’s Museum
Chazen Museum of Art
UW-Madison Geology Museum
Overture Center for the Arts
Orpheum Theatre
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Dane County Farmers’ Market
Wisconsin State Capitol
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Capital City Trail
Henry Vilas Zoo
Allen Centennial Gardens
James Madison Park
Brittingham Park
Vilas Park
UW Arboretum

Lake Monona and Lake Mendota, both walking distance from the campus, offer beautiful views, boat tours and rentals and more.

Betty Lou Cruises
Wingra Boats

Bike rentals are also readily available nearby:

Budget Bicycle Center

For more information on Madison attractions and events, please visit these sites or request more information from the Greater Madison Convention & Visitor Bureau.

Isthmus | The Daily Page
Greater Madison Convention & Visitor Bureau
University of Wisconsin Visitor and Information Programs
UW-Madison’s Events Calendar
Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Restaurants in the Area

All of your meals are included in tuition for GSB students; however, Madison is home to many terrific restaurants and you may wish to explor. The Greater Madison Convention and Visitor Bureau restaurant guide is an excellent resource for determining where you would like to dine in Madison, or search area restaurants using the Isthmus dining guide.