10 Things to Do in Cottage Grove That You Shouldn't Miss

December 6, 2017 Roseanne Arnett

Cottage Grove is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 6,248 at the 2010 census. A suburb of Madison, it shares a school district with Monona. The village is located within the Town of Cottage Grove.
Restaurants in Cottage Grove

1. Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808 +1 608-246-4550
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5 based on 1 reviews

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

One of Madison's most popular attractions, this oasis of green includes a sunken garden, perennial garden, rose garden, rock garden, herb garden, wildflower garden and a tropical conservatory.

Reviewed By 123cherylz - Madison, Wisconsin

We love it and got married there in 1976. Beautiful gardens with labeled plants, wonderful walkways and a shuttle tour. Really enjoyed Butterflies and Blooms, Holiday Flowers and model train show. Beautiful Thai Pavilian, etc. Well worth your time.

2. Little Amerricka

700 E Main St, Marshall, WI 53559-9481 +1 608-655-3181
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4.5 based on 128 reviews

Little Amerricka

Reviewed By Richard K - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Little Amerricka is a throw back of the many smaller amusement parks that used to be around in the 50's and 60's when I was growing up, except it's better. Rides tickets can be purchased individually at $1.50 each, or with wrist bands that vary in cost from $11.95 to $18.95, based on age and height allow access to all the designated rides all day. There are more rides and attractions and all are aimed at children, providing a wonderful experience for them. It is like a trip back in time on an old wooden roller coaster, Metor, or the metal coaster, the Mad Mouse, along with Tilt-a-whirl, The Scrambler, Parachute drop, a train, a monorail, bumper cars and boats, a haunted house, and many, many more. You can definitely spend the day, and they even have picnic grounds and you can bring in your own food and refreshments (although alcohol is not allowed). If not, there are concessions available on the grounds. Everything is close enough that you don't have to walk for miles to get through the park. It is a great way to spend a family day with children.

3. Marcus Palace Cinemas

2830 Hoepker Rd, Sun Prairie, WI 53590-9334 +1 608-242-2100
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Marcus Palace Cinemas

Reviewed By Jason Y - Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Came here for my first time last year and had an amazing experience. Had a gift card to the whole evening wasn't bad at all as far as cost. The seats were almost too comfortable, but loved being able to pre-assign. Everything we ordered from the menu was great. Had a Cherry Hurricane, Pretzel Sticks with dipping sauces and Mini Donuts with dipping sauces for dessert. Had I not had the gift card, this would have been a pricey night out, but it would be something I'd do anyway maybe once or twice a year.

4. Door Creek Golf Course

4321 Vilas Rd, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9553 +1 608-839-5656
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5 based on 2 reviews

Door Creek Golf Course

Door Creek Golf Course is an Award Winning public golf course located in Cottage Grove, just minutes from Madison, Wisconsin. Voted Best of Madison (2009, 2011-2015), Door Creek is the best golf course for casual golfers who want to enjoy the peace of a beautiful course or club golfers who want a consistently fun challenge! Whether you are new to golf or a seasoned golfer, you will find Door

Reviewed By Dale C

It was a very wet day, but the course was ready to go. The greens were well groomed and the fairways were clear of debris. I would recommend this course for beginners and advanced players.

5. Wisconsin State Capitol

Across from 1 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703 +1 608-266-0382
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Wisconsin State Capitol

The majestic Roman Renaissance-style State Capitol has the only granite dome in the U.S. and inside has over 40 different types of stone from around the world as well as murals and handmade furniture. The observation deck, open in the summer, offers views of the city and surrounding lakes. Capitol Square plays host to state events throughout the year including Farmers Markets and Folk Festivals.

Reviewed By NWRob - Malvern, Pennsylvania

This State Capitol is stunningly beautiful. It has beautiful grounds, marble flooring and columns, stately governor’s office, senate, assembly and Supreme Court rooms, and, best off all, protesters who have gathered every day since Scott Walker’s election in 2011. They sing protest songs at noon every single day! What’s not to love?

6. Memorial Union Terrace

800 Langdon St, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1419 +1 608-265-3000
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4.5 based on 526 reviews

Memorial Union Terrace

Reviewed By NWRob - Malvern, Pennsylvania

No visit to UW would be complete without a visit to the student union and its famous terrace. The terrace has unparalleled views of the lake and is jammed in the nice weather. There are wonderful plaques honoring famous graduates and detailing important events all around the grounds as well. It’s worth a look just for the views—-all else is a bonus.

7. Ski's Saloon

100 W Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590-2906 +1 608-318-0994
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Ski's Saloon

Reviewed By Martin T - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

I believe the couple that founded and owned Ski's Saloon sold it to a friend named Barr who renamed it. It has a friendly atmosphere, good beer, and as the current sign states, other potables as well. One tradition that has endured- the big sign on the wall outside. They change the messages every so often, they're always funny and you don't want to miss any of them.

8. Chazen Museum of Art

750 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706-1411 +1 608-263-2246
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4.5 based on 245 reviews

Chazen Museum of Art

This art museum's impressive collection includes, prints, photographs, paintings and sculptures from prehistoric times to modern day. Special exhibitions showcasing local artists take place throughout the year.

Reviewed By Miranda B - Menasha, Wisconsin

The Chazen has a beautiful art collection! While I was not very impressed with the current temporary exhibit, the rest of the museum made up for it. Definitely a must see for Wisconsin art enthusiasts, plus it's free! The only thing I wouldn't recommend is bringing children...they would probably get bored and there's a particular erotic sculpture of two goats on the 3rd floor you won't want to have to explain to them.

9. My Guest Room

135 S Ludington St, Columbus, WI 53925-1517 +1 920-350-5407
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5 based on 2 reviews

My Guest Room

Reviewed By JDMilburn - Columbus, Wisconsin

You can find gifts, unique furniture, interior items, and exterior items for your yard. Take time to browse there is a lot to look at.

10. Camp Randall Stadium University of Wisconsin

1440 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2051 +1 608-262-1866
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4.5 based on 354 reviews

Camp Randall Stadium University of Wisconsin

Reviewed By acedaughter - Michigan

Though our team lost, we still enjoyed the game at Camp Randall Stadium. The people were all very friendly. We especially liked that the seats we bought had padded cushions with backs!

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