This Hidden Wisconsin Observation Deck You Never Knew Existed

Did you know that one of the best views in all the state can be had at the state Capitol Building in Madison?

Way up high, on the 6th floor, is an observation deck that’s only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. You can access the deck from the fourth floor – so you have to be able to make it up the two flights of stairs. But once you do you’ll be rewarded with 360 degree views of our capitol city. With a good wide shot lens, you can actually get a picture of the entire isthmus, with bits of Lake Mendota and Lake Monona showing on each side.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Why not head to Madison on a Saturday morning for their amazing Farmer’s Market – one of the largest in the country? Get your fill of fresh produce strolling the capitol square before heading up to the observation deck. Sounds like a perfect day!