Madison is the state capital of the state of Wisconsin, the home of the Wisconsin Badgers and the University of Wisconsin. The “Mad City” is a l college town with a vibrant downtown. Madison is on an isthmus surrounded by three lakes: Lake Mendota (the largest), Monona, and Wingra.
Wisconsin Dells is a tourist town with lots of fun things to do. Some might call it kitschy, but I love the Dells. The Wisconsin River and sandstone bluffs make this area, in my opinion, the prettiest area in Wisconsin.