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Meagan Coates

For anyone wanting to play outdoors, Meagan Coates has more than enough know-how to help travelers of all kinds navigate the outback of Madison. With experience in travel companies both localized and far beyond, she’ll tell visitors and residents alike where to go and what to see. 

city guide:
Madison, WI
outdoors
Capital City State Trail
A 17-mile paved recreation trail perfect for walking and biking around Madison.
Madison, WI, USA
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landmark
Machinery Row
This historical landmark began as tobacco warehouses and icehouses and eventually came to house manufacturers and distributors of agricultural implements. Today the history lives on as the property is actively used with retail shops open to the public and more.
Madison, WI, USA
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food
Lucille
Pizza spot serving Detroit steel-pan pizza and a wood-fired, Neapolitan-style pizza and Wisconsin staples like cheese curds and nachos.
101 King St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
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food
Babcock Hall Dairy Store
Dairy shop run by the UW-Madison Agriculture Department serving delicious ice cream, milk, and cheese made directly in their University Dairy Plant!
1605 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706, USA
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bar
The Hop Garden Tap Room
The Hop Garden features a Tap Room nestled along the Sugar River on the back side of the Old Mill. The Tap Room features a selection of beers brewed with Wisconsin grown hops and occasional live music.
6818 Canal St, Verona, WI 53593, USA
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bar
Wisconsin Brewing Company
Brewery featuring craft beers & tours also hosts seasonal events in their backyard next to a pond.
1079 American Way, Verona, WI 53593, USA
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food
Heritage Tavern
Farm-to-table cuisine in a classic, welcoming atmosphere. Dishes range from the familiar to elaborate. Everything from sandwiches to lobster. Chef Dan Fox has been awarded and nominated best chef by Madison Magazine multiple years in a row and was a James Beard Award Foundation 2017 semi-finalist for Best Chef in the Midwest.
131 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
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food
Salvatore’s Tomato Pies
 Pizza Restaurant
912 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
outdoors
Wingra Park
Waterside locale with a soccer field, play equipment & canoe, kayak & paddle-boat rentals.
Wingra Park, Madison, WI 53711, USA
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shopping
Strictly Discs
Music store in Madison, Wisconsin
1900 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711, USA
food
Merchant Madison
Industrial-chic gastropub & liquor store serving farm-to-table New American fare & craft cocktails.
121 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
venue
High Noon Saloon
Large rustic venue offering nightly live music in a variety of genres plus beer & pizza slices.
701 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703, USA
bar
Gib’s
Inventive craft cocktails & unique snacks offered in a snug 2-story house with vintage decor.
1380 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
food
Forequarter
Trendy bar/restaurant featuring daily seasonal menus & a long list of classic & craft cocktails.
708 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
outdoors
James Madison Park
James Madison Park is a 12-acre waterfront park located on Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin. It is owned by the city of Madison.
614 E Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
outdoors
Devil’s Lake State Park
Devil's Lake State Park is a state park located in the Baraboo Range in eastern Sauk County, just south of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Devil's Lake State Park is the biggest state park in Wisconsin. 
Devil's Lake State Park, S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913, USA
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