Outside of Madison

Outside of Madison

Places to go outside of the city of Madison

House on the Rock

If you are looking for something cool to do before or after YAPC, check out House on the Rock.

There are three sides to this amazing destination — The Attraction, The Inn and The Resort — all offering their own trio of sights, sounds and sensations.

  • Visionary architecture, eclectic collections and incredible stories await you at the House on the Rock Attraction, Alex Jordan's imaginary, awe-inspiring man-made retreat.
  • Swimming pools, relaxing rooms and family fun await your stay at The Inn, a perfect complement to a day touring at The Attraction.
  • Legendary golf, exceptional cuisine, luxurious suites and spa await your stay at The Resort, an amazing destination featuring 27-holes of championship golf, two-room suites and scenic vistas.

It would make an exceptional vacation getaway before or after YAPC.

Cave of the Mounds

For more than 70 years, visitors have discovered why Cave of the Mounds is one of the best one day trips in the midwest! Guided tours on paved, lighted walkways lead visitors past an unforgettable array of crystal formations. The constant temperature in the cave makes touring comfortable all year round. The park grounds are nestled in the rolling hills of beautiful Southwest Wisconsin’s driftless area. Wander our Prairie and Oak Savanna nature trails. Be dazzled in the Butterfly Gardens.