This vibrant, cosmopolitan community is rich in history, social and cultural opportunities, and acclaimed natural beauty. Anchored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and arboretum, and the State Capitol on the Madison Isthmus, the Madison area is known for its exciting variety of independent restaurants and cafes, shopping, theater, music, galleries, museums and international culture in the midst of breathtaking natural resources.
Madison rivals Minneapolis and Milwaukee in creativity and innovation and is home to world-class talent including James Beard award-winning Best Chef: Midwest Tory Miller, and acclaimed jazz musician Ben Sidran.
Active and outdoor enthusiasts have five beautiful lakes for sailing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, SUP and ice boating; hundreds of miles of scenic bike and running trails; vast and well-planned parks perfect for hiking, sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, cross-country skiing and team sports, not to mention dog parks, golf courses, swimming pools, libraries and farmers markets in virtually every neighborhood.
Madison and its adjacent communities routinely earn national accolades for their exceptional quality of life from Outside, Forbes, Money and the New York Times' Style Magazine. Once you live here, you'll understand why. This enriching environment makes it the perfect place to raise a family, educate your children, stay fit, get cultured, earn a college degree, or start or expand a business. Please visit the following organization's websites to learn more about what the greater Madison, Wisconsin area offers.Greater Madison Convention and Visitor's Bureau Events Calendar
UW Madison Events Calendar
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
City of Madison
City of Madison Parks Department
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
People enjoy living in the greater Phoenix area because it's a great place to enjoy the finer things in life. The sun is out 85% of the time, and the average temperature is 74 degrees, so they flock here to golf at 200 different golf courses, unwind at world-class spas and water parks, and enjoy the casinos, museums, restaurants and concert venues, among all the other benefits of being in the nation's sixth-largest city.
With an average age of 34, Phoenix is forward thinking, and investing in more and more public art and transportation, and growing its retail and business climate which is already home to seven Fortune 500 companies plus American Express, Best Western, and U-HAUL International.
You'll share Phoenix with professional and semi-pro sports teams including the Arizona Cardinals, the Diamondbacks, the Suns, Mercury Women's NBA, the Coyotes ice hockey team, and the Arizona Sting lacrosse team—and enjoy the annual PGA Tour and NASCAR events as well.
Phoenix is especially known for its rich Native American heritage, authentic Mexican food, and the Phoenix Mountain Preserve park system that includes Lookout Mountain, Piestewa Peak, Dreamy Draw, Camelback Mountain, Papago, North Mountain and Shaw Butte, the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve and the world's largest municipal park, South Mountain Park.
Photogenic Phoenix is a favorite filming site for Hollywood movies, including Little Miss Sunshine, Away We Go and Twilight, but should you ever crave a change of scenery just hop in your car: it's two hours to Sedona or Flagstaff; and about five hours to Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, and the Grand Canyon.Visit Phoenix Events
Local First Arizona
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
City of Phoenix
Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department
Arizona Tourism and Travel
Founded in 1798, Richmond has grown into the premier shopping and business center of south central Kentucky. Located in Madison County and the heart of the "Bluegrass Region," Richmond has a small town atmosphere that's steeped in history and tradition.
Bison once roamed the rolling green hills; today these hills are sprinkled with miles of picturesque white fence and thoroughbred racehorses. In May, the famous Kentucky Derby draws an international celebrity and fashion crowd into Churchill Downs, 90 minutes west of Richmond. In August, an annual civil war reenactment of the Battle of Richmond draws history buffs from around the world to Richmond Battlefield Park, a 600-acre area that includes the new Battle of Richmond Visitors Center inside the historic 1811 Rogers House, two dozen interpretive markers and kiosks over the 18-mile course of the battlefield, plus a renovation and interpretation of a slave quarters. Other historic sites in Richmond include Irvinton House Museum, White Hall State Historic Park, Fort Boonesborough State Park, and the Shaker Hill Living History Museum.
Even if history isn't your passion you can enjoy first-class theatre, music, and other performing arts at Eastern Kentucky University's new Center for the Arts. Paddle on the Kentucky River or Lake Reba. Explore numerous caves, parks, waterfalls and nature preserves. Go rock climbing. Play frisbee golf. Participate in team sports at the Lake Reba Recreational Complex, or join the city's aquatic center, Paradise Cove.
For a more unstructured day, take a beautiful 15-minute drive to the town of Berea, the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky that honors its Appalachian past in music, dining, recreation and architectural renovation including the Boone Tavern Hotel. From the splendor of the mountains and preserved battlefields to the vitality and cultural opportunities of a college town, Richmond retains the charm and aura of a small town America, with all of the modern amenities.Richmond Tourism
Richmond, Kentucky Events
Richmond Area Arts Council
Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts
Richmond Chamber of Commerce
City of Richmond
Richmond Parks and Recreation