One of the city's major claims to fame is its long association with famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Born in Wisconsin, Wright designed many of Madison's most notable buildings, including the headquarters of the First Unitarian Society and several private houses.
It's a wonderful place to spend time, particularly on its rooftop terrace with its downtown views and panoramic vistas of Lake Monona. The Madison Art Center is the lifeblood of arts and entertainment in the city, and is in many ways a piece of art itself.
Jutting out of the corner of State and Henry Streets like the bow of a ship, this splendid three-story glass structure is undoubtedly one of the city's most impressive architectural landmarks.
Inside, the center has a large display area and is constantly rotating through local and international art exhibits, as well as hosting a variety of fun events.