Explore the unusual side of Wisconsin’s capital with our travel guide to things to do in Madison. This college town is not only the site of the largest known migration of plastic flamingos (1979), as well as where Elvis nearly got into a karate fight with someone on the street (1977), it’s also a city full of mystery and haunted history. From Bozho, the monster of Lake Mendota, to the ghosts of those buried on Bascom Hill, Madison is teeming with weirdness. Find a haunted house, a ghost tour, a gruesome shop, or some bizarre legend to explore.
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What’s the best haunted house in Madison?
Every year Screamin’ Acres ranks at the top of our list for Madison haunted houses due to it’s immersive experience, not to mention Hollywood-level sets and makeup effects.
Why do people love Madison Wisconsin?
There’s so much to love about Madison: State Street is cool. The abandoned mansion on Sanatorium Hill is creepy. It’s the final resting place of actor Chris Farley. There’s a fun haunted tour. It’s the home of Dapper Cadaver. The pink lawn flamingo is the official bird. What more could you ask for?