Fun Facts About Madison, WI
A time-honored tradition is to rub the left foot of the Abe Lincoln statue on Bascom Hill for good luck.
Madison’s official city bird is a plastic pink flamingo. Voted in 2009, it’s an homage to an infamous prank on Bascom Hill circa 1979.
The dome of the state capitol is made entirely of granite, making it the largest granite dome in the world.
Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Square is the largest producer-only Farmers’ Market in the country and boasts more than 300 vendors.
Union Corners, technically East Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Street, gained its name during the Civil War. These corners once housed a bar popular with the Union soldiers, who would stop in for a drink before heading off to fight the confederates.
There is a state law that limits any building being built within one mile of the Wisconsin State Capitol, and no structures may be taller or overshadow it.
Madison has more than 260 parks throughout the city, which spreads out to around 6,000 acres of parkland.
Area Codes: 608
Zip Codes: 53558, 53562, 53593, 53597, 53701, 53702, 53703, 53704, 53705, 53706, 53707, 53708, 53711, 53713, 53714, 53715, 53716, 53717, 53718, 53719, 53725, 53726, 53774, 53777, 53779, 53782, 53783, 53785, 53786, 53788, 53789, 53790,53791, 53792, 53793, 53794
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