It’s no secret that we treasure our relationship with Madison, Wisconsin. Madison is the home of our President, Rose Molz, and we’re proud to say the relationship between EZ Office Products and Madison is entering its 10th year. More than a home for our company, Madison is a place we love because of its strong sense of community and the value and character of its people.
Of course, there are plenty of other reasons to fall in love with Madison. Here are some of our favorites in no particular order.
1) Henry Vilas Zoo.
Not only has the Vilas Zoo
been a wonderful family attraction for more than 100 years, but it’s one of the only free zoos in the country, with no admission and free parking!
2) Madison is Bike-Friendly.
From the beautiful bike path around Lake Monona to the 35 Madison B-cycle stations
in the downtown area, our community encourages people to enjoy the economic, environmental and health benefits of biking.
3) Dane County Farmer’s Market.
Billed as the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country, the Dane County Farmers’ Market
features vegetables, flowers, meats, cheeses and specialty products from about 300 vendors. The Market on the Square is a Saturday and Wednesday tradition in Madison.
4) The Madison Children’s Museum.
This phenomenal facility, and the staff who work so hard to inspire children, provide a fun learning environment for Madison families. And Madison Children’s Museum
is a great place for a birthday party!
Not just football and basketball, but the whole University of Wisconsin-Madison
community. Whether you’re a student, professor, alumni… go Badgers
6) Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest
celebrations in Wisconsin, particularly the Greater Madison area, are unlike any other in our country. We’re very particular about our beer, and Madison has enough locally brewed beer to keep residents and visitors happy for a month of festivities.
7) Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
Voted one of the top 10 most inspiring gardens in North America by Horticulture Magazine
, Olbrich Botanical Gardens
covers 16 acres with breathtaking outdoor gardens, from exotic flowers to native Midwest plants.
8) Aldo Leopold Nature Center. ALNC
provides hands-on workshops and educational programs for adults, teachers and students that encourage exploration and create a deeper appreciation for the outdoor world.
9) No Cars on Downtown State Street.
There’s way too much to do on State Street and the people of Madison would rather not clutter it up with cars. Downtown State Street
is meant for people to walk around, enjoy each other’s company and visit the shops and restaurants that make it so special.
Madison is home to the world’s largest Bratfest
every Memorial Day weekend. And in 2014, EZ Office Products started an annual “brat drop” to local businesses. Need we say more?
11) The American Family Children’s Hospital.
If you’re a parent, you know the fear of having a super sick kid who ends up in the hospital. You’d be hard-pressed to find a parent of a child cared for at the American Family Children’s Hospital
who wouldn't say, “My child’s life was saved.”
12) Five lakes and 13 beaches.
Madison was built around an isthmus called the Yahara River. The two shorelines of Lake Mendota
and Lake Monona
are the two that define the isthmus. But there are three other lakes (Waubesa
) and plenty of beaches
for those who love to swim, fish, go sailing, enjoy a dinner cruise, read a book or just nap by the water.
13) The Overture Center.
Culture and the arts cannot be underestimated in Madison, WI. The Overture Center
engages the community with over 200,000 extraordinary artistic experiences every year and tops it off with an annual black tie event called the Frostiball
14) Madison & the Greater Madison Area – We’re a Beam of Foundation.
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