Travel & Location

About Madison

The Dane County Farmers Market

The DT&L Conference will be held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center (One John Nolen Drive) in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Monona. Just blocks from the Monona Terrace, in downtown Madison, is State Street which links the UW-Madison campus with the Capitol Square and is lined with restaurants, cafes, and shops.

Madison is the capital and second largest city in Wisconsin located 77 miles west of Milwaukee and 122 miles northwest of Chicago. Located on an isthmus, it is sometimes described as the city of four lakes. Madison is also the home of the Wisconsin Badgers.

Madison: Voted Top of Best Places to Live

What will you do while you’re here for the conference? The list is endless! Madison is regularly listed as a best food destination, top music city, and among the most livable college towns.

Walk down State Street and you’ll pass dozens of restaurants, two theater venues, and locally owned stores offering everything from hand-made chocolates to clothing any Badger fan would be proud to wear. State Street ends at the UW-Madison campus, so stop for a drink or famed Babcock Hall ice cream while enjoying a spectacular view of Lake Mendota.

Want more action? Take a free tour of the state Capitol or grab a Madison BCycle and ride along the lakefront from your Monona Terrace starting point. Or rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard and get a unique view of downtown.

No matter how long you stay or how often you visit, you’ll never run out of fun things to do in Madison.

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Getting to Madison

Map of Madison

By air

Dane County Regional Airport (airport code MSN) is located minutes from downtown Madison and offers more than 95 daily arrivals and departures. The airport offers direct non-stop service from Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Fort Meyers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington, DC.

By car or bus

Madison is less than a 1-½ hour drive from Milwaukee and 3 hours from Chicago. To reduce airfare costs visitors sometimes fly to one of these larger cities then drive or take a bus to Madison.

Badger Coaches
Van Galder Bus