Downtown Madison is a great place to explore. From shopping to dining to entertainment, there’s so much to discover and enjoy. Best of all, you can do it all on foot! So lace up your walking shoes and get ready for some fun. Downtown Madison awaits!

Don’t forget, all of the great attractions below are within minutes walking distance from The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. We invite you to be our guest and see what this city has to offer right outside our doorstep.

This is only just the start of what you'll find in downtown Madison. What will you discover?


Overture Center for the Arts (2 min. walk)
A state of the art performing arts center and gallery in Madison’s thriving cultural arts district.

Orpheum Theater (3 min. walk)
One of the most iconic sights on State Street is also one of the city’s best live performance and musical theaters.

Majestic Theatre (7 min. walk)
A historic live music venue and Madison’s oldest theater wowing crowds since 1906.

Comedy Club on State (2 min. walk)
From open-mike night amateurs to nationally known comedians, Comedy Club on State is the place to go for a laugh.


The Madison Children's Museum (3 min. walk)
A true family treasure, The Madison Children’s Museum is ranked the 5th-Best Children’s Museum in the Nation by Parents Magazine.

Wisconsin Veterans Museum (3 min. walk)
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum has been sharing stories of Wisconsin’s military veterans for over 100 years.

Wisconsin Historical Museum (2 min. walk)
Operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Wisconsin Historical Museum hosts several exhibits featuring the stories of native people, immigrants, and lively politics of Wisconsin.

Sports Venues

Camp Randall Stadium (31 min. walk - shuttle often available)
Camp Randall Stadium has been the home of Wisconsin Badgers football since 1895. Go Badgers!

Kohl Center (14 min. walk - shuttle often available)
Kohl Center is an arena and athletic center at UW-Madison that hosts men’s basketball and ice hockey teams and women’s basketball.

Wisconsin Field House (32 min. walk - shuttle often available)
Just south of Camp Randall Stadium you’ll find the Wisconsin Field House, home of UW-Madison athletics.


Dane County Farmers' Market (3 min. walk)
Right on Capitol Square, the Dane County Farmers’ Market is the largest producer only farmers’ market in the country.

Little Luxuries (3 min. walk)
If you’re looking for a gift that is uniquely Madison, check out Little Luxuries, a specialty gift and accessory store on State Street.

Fromagination (5 min. walk)
Visit Fromagination for Wisconsin’s best artisan cheese.

A Room Of One's Own Bookstore (6 min. walk)
There’s nothing quite like a local, independent bookstore and A Room Of One’s Own does not disappoint.

Parks & Outdoor Spaces

Monona Terrace (11 min. walk)
Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, there may be no better place for breathtaking views of Lake Monona than Monona Terrace.

Memorial Union Terrace (15 min. walk)
Arguably Madison’s favorite summer hangout, Memorial Union Terrace is a great place to pull up a chair and soak up the sun.

James Madison Park (9 min. walk)
Enjoy 12 acres of waterfront bliss at James Madison Park.


The Old Fashioned (4 min. walk)
A true Madison classic, step into The Old Fashioned and enjoy Friday fish fry and its namesake cocktail.

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (8 min. walk)
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company is the place to get award-winning ales and lagers in a great pub atmosphere.

Graze (6 min. walk)
If you’re looking for great Capitol views and farm-to-table eats, Graze is the place for you.

Heritage Tavern (5 min. walk)
Heritage Tavern serves upscale farm-to-table cuisine with class and style.

Ready To Explore Downtown Madison?

Join us in the center of it all! There’s no better place to stay downtown than The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. Open our front doors and you’re within walking distance to the best of the city. We’d love for you to be our guest and discover downtown Madison.