attractions in madison in wisconsin

The Orpheum Theatre is one of most venerable landmarks. From a young Judy Garland's 1933 vaudeville performance to a recent filming of the hit TV show "American Idol", this renowned venue has hosted an array of theatrical productions, religious events, concerts, weddings, film festivals, seminars, private parties, variety shows, awards shows, movie shoots, music video shoots, television show and commercial shoots and much more. Now it is better than ever before. For staying in the city budget <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.anylodging.com/us/wi/madison-hotels">hotels in Madison</a> are available. You can also select the luxury hotel. One such hotel is <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.anylodging.com/us/wi/madison-hotels">best western Madison hotel</a> which is among the one of the finest hotels in the city.Madison mansion is one of the finest attractions in the city. Its construction started in 1920. Twelve years later, it was purchased by Thomas R. Hefty who sold it to the State in 1949. Governors of Wisconsin, and their families, have resided in the residence ever since.Architect Frank Riley of Madison, Wisconsin designed the mansion in the southern Classical Revival style. The Residence sits on 3.7 acres along Lake Mendota. Although it underwent extensive renovations in the 1960s, the Residence today is much as Johnson originally planned. The more than 16,000 square feet of living space include 34 rooms, 13 bathrooms and 7 bedrooms and fireplaces. Several items of Wisconsin historical interest may be found throughout the Executive Residence. The wrought-iron fence on the street side of the property originally surrounded the old State Capitol Building. The mansion is wood framed structure with painted stucco over sandstone and hollow clay tile face. There are 7 major garden areas, including a screened-in gazebo and winding walkways that lead to the lakeshore.The Allen Centennial Gardens is a horticultural teaching garden. The mission of the Garden is to provide outdoor instructional and laboratory facilities for a broad range of disciplines in horticulture, landscape architecture, and related areas of interest. A continuing goal of the Garden is to provide state-of-the-art demonstrations and information on the use of traditional and novel horticultural plants in diverse landscape settings.

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