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What are some "Don't Miss" things in Madison?
« on: May 28, 2008, 03:39:29 PM »
'Cause so far, all I've found is "Funeral home with Perky Animal Dioramas".

Full story here: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2247

Now if you're like me, the words "funeral home" and "perky animal dioramas" are more than enough to entice me to go, but is there other neat touristy stuff that we shouldn't miss while in Wisconsin (the Sprecher Brewery and The Safe House in Milwaukee are two of my other stops).
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Re: What are some "Don't Miss" things in Madison?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 08:59:25 PM »
Do you have the password for the safehouse?

;-)

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Re: What are some "Don't Miss" things in Madison?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 10:13:01 AM »
NO TELLING!

But seriously: who's going to the Safe House? Because we are flying into Milwaukee on Sunday, and if there's no Pre-Game Warmup on Sunday night, that's totally where the Cantab's gonna be.

In Madison, I'd say not to miss the farmers' market on Sunday morning. I mean, you can't possibly miss it, because it'll be all over the square where we're staying, but save yourself a few bucks to get some coffee and wander the place. I plan to stock up on cheese curds before I leave the city.
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Re: What are some "Don't Miss" things in Madison?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 02:53:05 PM »
Do you have the password for the safehouse?

;-)

See.  I remember an alternate way of getting in, that did not involve speaking of a password, but the pulling of a lever. 

But to answer your question, no. :)
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Re: What are some "Don't Miss" things in Madison?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008, 02:55:54 PM »
NO TELLING!

But seriously: who's going to the Safe House? Because we are flying into Milwaukee on Sunday, and if there's no Pre-Game Warmup on Sunday night, that's totally where the Cantab's gonna be.


Possibly me.  My girlfriend's never been to Milwaukee, and it's one of my favorite cities.   I need to remember where Kopp's Frozen Custard is so I can a Kopp's Root Beer float (made with Sprecher root beer - the best root beer on this or any other planet).
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Re: What are some "Don't Miss" things in Madison?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008, 08:32:29 PM »
Do you have the password for the safehouse?

;-)

See.  I remember an alternate way of getting in, that did not involve speaking of a password, but the pulling of a lever. 

But to answer your question, no. :)

I'm not telling, but maybe I'll try to get there twenty minutes before you and watch you make an ass of yourself on the closed-circuit tv.

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Re: What are some "Don't Miss" things in Madison?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2008, 10:11:27 PM »
You can hardly swing a dead cat in Wisconsin without hitting a few Frank Lloyd Wright buildings.  Visit http://www.wrightinwisconsin.org/ or http://architecture.about.com/library/bl-wright-list.htm#Wisconsin for listings.

The problem with a lot of FLW houses is that people, you know, live there.  Now, I'd like to believe that the people who reside in FLW houses are afficionados both of modern architecture and of spoken-word poetry, and would gladly welcome you into their homes for a tour and quite possibly a home-cooked meal.  But you can't count on that sort of thing, even from friendly Midwesterly-type people.

So consider government buildings, museums, and churches.
- The FLW Unitarian Church in Madison is open all Spring, Summer, and Fall except for the first week in August.  Probably so they can get watch poetry, right?
- The Monona Terrace Convention Center is, among other things, the big photo on http://www.nps2008.com.
- Taliesin (FLW's home) is in Spring Green, about 30 miles west of Madison.  Tours all the time.
- Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is in Milwaukee.  I wrote a report on it in high school and it is totally kick-ass (the church) (although the report wasn't bad, either).  They're not usually big on visitors, but if you get Simone liquored up at the Safe House, she'll probably give you the password to Annunciation Church  ;)

Or am I the only architecture geek in the place?

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Re: What are some "Don't Miss" things in Madison?
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2008, 08:03:09 PM »
There maybe a side trip to the Harley Davidson plant & museum in Milwaukee for yours truly.  Any two wheel combustion enthusiasts are welcome to join me one afternoon early in the week.
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Re: What are some "Don't Miss" things in Madison?
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2008, 09:01:37 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazo_Beach

Only 30 minutes from Madison...  But The Klute will have to leave the trench coat at home!!! ;-)

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Re: What are some "Don't Miss" things in Madison?
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2008, 09:39:36 AM »
His bathing suite is another trench coat...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazo_Beach

Only 30 minutes from Madison...  But The Klute will have to leave the trench coat at home!!! ;-)

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Re: What are some "Don't Miss" things in Madison?
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2008, 07:10:06 PM »
Who said anything about bathing suits....  have you checked the link!?

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Re: What are some "Don't Miss" things in Madison?
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2008, 08:11:28 PM »
The Wisconsin Dells are about an hour away, if anyone really likes things like go-karts and water parks.

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Re: What are some "Don't Miss" things in Madison?
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2008, 08:42:06 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazo_Beach

Only 30 minutes from Madison...  But The Klute will have to leave the trench coat at home!!! ;-)

Or perhaps nothing BUT the trenchcoat. 
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