Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

Perched on the shores of Lake Monona, the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is one of Madison’s most architecturally intriguing buildings. Designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Monona Terrace was completed in 1997 after nearly 60 years in the making. The building itself is worth a visit, with Wright’s signature Prairie School style creating a one-of-a-kind space. Inside, the center houses an art gallery, gift shop, cafe, and rooftop garden and terrace. From the rooftop, you’ll soak in panoramic views of downtown Madison and Lake Monona. Monona Terrace also hosts events, concerts, conventions, and more throughout the year. Getting there is a breeze with Madison Party Bus Company. Our buses can drop your group off right at the front entrance on John Nolen Drive. After exploring Monona Terrace, your group will be ready for the next hidden gem on our custom Madison itinerary.

Address: 1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703

Phone: (608) 261-4000

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Nature lovers will delight in the Olbrich Botanical Gardens’ 16 acres of outdoor gardens and 4 acres of indoor floral conservatories. The outdoor gardens encompass 10 unique sections, including the Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Perennial Garden, and more. Venture inside to the tropical Bolz Conservatory and the intricate Orchid House, surrounded by exotic rare orchids from around the world. Olbrich Botanical Gardens hosts events and classes year-round, so check their calendar before your visit. Our charter buses can drop your group off right at the main entrance off Atwood Avenue, so you skip the parking headache. After a tranquil stroll through the gardens, we’ll pick you up and whisk you away to the next hidden gem.

Address: 3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Phone: (608) 246-4550

Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark

Part nature hike, part history lesson, the Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark is one of the most unique attractions near Madison. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Blue Mounds, this cave system features limestone formations over 1 billion years old. Guided walking tours lasting just over an hour wind through the caves. You’ll see gorgeous crystal formations, reflective pools, and the remains of prehistoric animals. Above ground, enjoy hiking trails through prairie lands once inhabited by Native Americans. Getting to the Cave of the Mounds is a bit of a trek from Madison, but our comfortable charter buses handle the 25-mile journey with ease. Once your group finishes exploring the caves, we’ll be waiting to transport you to the next stop.

Address: 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517

Phone: (608) 437-3038

National Mustard Museum

Yes, you read that correctly – Madison is home to the world’s only museum dedicated entirely to mustard. The National Mustard Museum houses over 6,000 mustards and mustard-related items from 80+ countries. Inside the offbeat museum, you’ll find a wide array of mustard memorabilia and pop culture references. There’s also a tasting bar where you can try mustard from all over the globe. The museum’s sheer uniqueness and tongue-in-cheek tone make it a quintessential Madison experience. Our group transportation can drop you just steps from the National Mustard Museum in Middleton. We’ll come back to pick you up once your crew has tasted every mustard on display!

Address: 7477 Hubbard Ave, Middleton, WI 53562

Phone: (608) 831-2222

Visions Lighting Show at Rotary Botanical Gardens

For a magical winter lights experience near Madison, visit the Visions Lighting Show at the Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville. Every November through December, the gardens transform into a twinkling winter wonderland. Over a million dazzling lights adorn the trees, plants, bridges, and water features throughout 20 different garden areas. There are photo ops around every corner, along with warm beverages, sweet treats, and gift shopping. Visions Lighting Show runs select evenings from November 25th through December 30th in 2022. Madison Party Bus Company will provide cozy transportation and deliver your group straight to the entrance, avoiding traffic jams and parking headaches. After an evening surrounded by shimmering lights, we’ll bring everyone home.

Address: 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville, WI 53545

Phone: (608) 752-3885

Taliesin Preservation

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright called Wisconsin home, and you can tour his home base at Taliesin Preservation. The 800-acre site includes Wright’s former home, studio, and school where he fostered new generations of architects. Guided tours of the property provide a glimpse into Wright’s personal life and the progression of his architectural genius over 50 years. The grounds also include gardens, hiking trails, and a visitors center with exhibits. It’s the perfect outing for design buffs and nature lovers alike. Taliesin lies about 45 minutes west of Madison near Spring Green. Madison Party Bus Company will transport your group directly there, handle parking, and remain on-site as you uncover Wright’s legacy.

Address: 5607 County Road C, Spring Green, WI 53588

Phone: (608) 588-7900

Merrimac Ferry

Experience a quintessential slice of Wisconsin with a ride on the Merrimac Ferry. This free cable ferry transports passengers across the Wisconsin River between Okee and Merrimac. Ferries depart every 15 minutes, creating a fun and scenic river crossing. Operated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Merrimac Ferry has been running since 1913. Onboard, you’ll get panoramic river views and plenty of fresh air. There’s no faster way to feel like a local than taking the ferry across the Wisconsin River! The ferry landing lies about 20 miles northwest of Madison. Madison Party Bus Company will transport your group directly there and even ride along during the quick 5-minute ferry crossing.

Address: WI-113, Merrimac, WI 53561

Circus World Museum

Run away with the circus for a day at the enchanting Circus World Museum! Located in Baraboo, about 40 miles northwest of Madison, this museum showcases over 200 years of circus history. Inside the museum’s several buildings, you’ll find circus wagons, props, costumes, and more. There are dioramas depicting life on the circus train and exhibits covering famous circus dynasties like the Ringlings. During summer months, you can catch lively circus acts outdoors. Leave the driving to us on your visit to Circus World Museum. Madison Party Bus Company will get your group there on time and comfortably. All aboard for some old-fashioned circus fun!

Address: 550 Water St, Baraboo, WI 53913

Phone: (866) 693-1500

Plan Your Trip With Madison Party Bus Company

Let Madison Party Bus Company handle all your group transportation needs, so you can focus on exploring Madison’s amazing hidden gems. Our fleet of buses and knowledgeable team can customize an itinerary to all of Madison’s unique attractions. Contact us today at 608-669-9100 for group transportation that’s reliable, comfortable, and designed around your schedule.