Madison Area

Useful Local Information

Wisconsin State Capitol see from a helicopter, Oct. 5, 2011. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Local Taxi Services:
Badger Cab 608-256-5566 (ride-share service)
Union Cab 608-242-2000
Madison Taxi 608-255-8294

Green Cab 608-255-1234


Community Pharmacy (image map , live map)

341 State Street (entrance is on Gorham Street)

Community Pharmacy sells conventional and alternative health products and provides full prescription services. Locally owned and operated.

Prescription line: 608-251-4454

Non-prescription line: 608-251-3242

Walgreens on the Capitol Square

15 E Main St
Madison, WI 53703

Local Immediate Care (non-emergency) Clinics:
Group Health Capitol Clinic Urgent Care

                                    675 W. Washington Avenue – Phone 608-257-9700
Dean Urgent Care – 752 N. High Point Road – Phone 608-250-1525
                                   1821 S. Stoughton Road – Phone 608-250-1525
UW Health Immediate Care – 7102 Mineral Point Road – Phone 608-828-7603
                                   4122 East Towne Blvd. – Phone 608-242-6855

Local Hospitals:
Meriter Hospital
202 South Park Street
608-267-6000 (general)
608-267-6206 (24 hour emergency)

St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
707 South Mills Street
608-251-6100 (general)
608-258-6800 (24 hour emergency)

UW Hospital and Clinics
600 Highland Avenue
608-263-6400 (general)
608-262-2398 (24 hour emergency)

There are several banks along the Capitol Square with accessible ATM's.

Note: Credit Unions typically do not charge fees.

University of Wisconsin Credit Union ATM finder.

On the Square: 44 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Currency Exchange:
U.S. Bank – 1 South Pinckney Street on the Capitol Square – Phone 608-252-4000
Chase Bank – 22 East Mifflin Street on the Capitol Square – Phone 608-282-6020

Check Cashing for International Visitors:

Checks drawn on U.S. banks may only be cashed at the bank (or a branch of the bank) that the check was drawn on. You will need your passport for identification.

United States Post Office:

The closest U.S. Post office to the Monona Terrace is located across the street at 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Open M-F 8am - 5pm.

(Map and other Madison locations)

Bicycle Rentals: (Trail maps available at all local bicycle shops)

Madison B-Cycle is an urban bike sharing program with over 35 active stations throughout the Madison area.

Williamson Bicycle Works  – 640 West Washington Ave

– Phone 608-255-5292

Machinery Row Bicycles– 601 Williamson Street

– Phone 608-442-5974.

Located just one short block east of Monona Terrace along the Lakeshore Path (access lake path from level 1 of Monona Terrace).

Boat Rentals: canoes, kayaks, sailboats, sailboards…
Memorial Union Boathouse located at 800 Langdon Street

– Phone 608-262-7351

(Rental Rates)

Wingra Canoe and Sailing located at 824 Knickerbocker Street

– Phone 608-233-5332

James Madison Park Boathouse located at 614 East Gorham Street

– Phone 608-255-2958

Lake Cruises:
Betty Lou Cruises 608-246-3138 – private group charters and public cruises

Sport/Recreational Facilities:

Capital Fitness is located at 15 N. Butler Street, about six blocks from the Monona Terrace. They have cardio and weight training machines and offer classes throughout the day. Day passes are $17.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus welcomes visitors to use their recreational facilites (Guest Policy). To use the facilities you will need to show your conference name tag and pay a guest fee of $5.00 and be 18 years of age.

The SERF (Southeast Recreational Facility) is located at 715 West Dayton Street, 608-262-8244, and includes Indoor Track - 3 lanes, 1/10 mile , 4 Gymnasiums, 10 Racquetball Courts (Courts 1 & 2 are wheelchair accessible), 63 Meter Pool, Weight Room, Cardio Center, Fitness Training Room, Group Fitness Studio, Group Cycle Room.

The Natatorium at 2000 Observatory Drive, 608-262-3742, features a 25 yard, 8 lane Pool with Diving Well, 4 Gymnasiums, 5 Racquetball Courts, Weight Room, Cardio Center, Fitness Training Room, Group Cycle Room, Parcourse Fitness Circuit. Consult your Madison map for directions or ask for more information at the registration desk.

Dane County Farmers’ Market
The Dane County Farmers Market on the Capitol Square is a Saturday and Wednesday tradition in Madison. You’ll find the season’s best bounty of vegetables, flowers, and specialty products from approximately 300 vendors throughout the year. About 150 vendors attend every Saturday.  All of the agriculturally-related items are produced in Wisconsin.


Summer Wednesday Market
Dates: Time: Location:
Late April through October 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Outdoors, Rain or Shine, 200 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Summer Saturday Market
Dates: Time: Location:
Late April through October 6:00 am - 2:00 pm Outdoors, Rain or Shine, Around the Capitol Square