Our Top 7 Favorite Bachelorette Ideas in Madison

There’s more to Wisconsin than the cheese. If you’re planning a bachelorette party in the Madison area then we have some ideas in mind already for you to check out. These ideas can be mixed together and paired up any way you want too. Enjoy some activities during the day then make it time to really party at night. This is the time to celebrate the bride to be and have some fun! Here are our top 7 bachelorette party recommendations.

1. Henry Vilas Zoo

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We all love animals and we all love free. You get both with the Henry Vilas Zoo. It is an admission free zoo full of animals from around the world. Everyone wants to see an alpaca, right? It is said to have over 650 animals. You will want to bring your phones and cameras for this one. This is a great idea to do during the day then get ready to head out for a night on the town after. Did we mention they have alpacas?

  • Location: 702 S. Randall Ave
  • Length of time: 2-3 hours

2. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

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We are here to give you all the free options for your bachelorette party plans. This facility is also admission free and has over 5,000 pieces of art to check out and learn about the artists. There are performances in the evenings too so you might get to enjoy some entertainment while there. You could team this option up with the zoo for a full day of activities before continuing your plans into the night.

  • Location: State Street
  • Length of time: 2-3 hours

3. Fired Up Pottery

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It’s time to get your hands dirty with this one. Wine and design classes are always fun but if you haven’t tried making some pottery then this will sure be a great bonding experience with friends. They are known for hosting parties so would be thrilled to have you all. You get walked step by step through the process so you can leave with something you are actually proud of. There are a variety of classes they offer you might want to check out too.

  • Location: 4112 Monona Drive
  • Length of time: 1-2 hours (varies)

4. Ultrazone Laser Tag

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If you want to bring out the super competitive nature you have then this is a great option for your bachelorette party. You can feel like a kid again with no responsibilities, running around, chasing down your friends. There are two teams so your group will have to divide up and really bring on the heat. No harsh feelings afterwards though. You can all leave and head to some food and drinks afterwards.

  • Location: 680 Grand Canyon Drive
  • Length of time: 1 hour

5. Escape In Time

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If you haven’t done an escape room then now is the perfect time. If you have done one, then you can never do too many. This is a great way to get close with friends by having to reply on one another for help and problem solving. Escape In Time is a great idea to mix with some bar hopping afterwards. You can spend the evening blaming one another for not escaping or celebrate the win either way.

  • Location: 6527 Normandy Lane
  • Length of time: 1 hour

6. Trolley Pub Madison


This is the perfect way to explore Madison, while getting some fresh air, and pretty much having one of the best times ever. We will take you and all your friends around town and make some stops at pubs and bars along the way. There is music onboard and alcohol is allowed too. How could this not sound appealing?

7. Paddle Pub Madison

If you’re feeling a little more ambitious, you can join us on the water for our paddle pub tour. The music doesn’t stop here either because we have a sound system on board with party lighting and 12 pedaling stations. There won’t be any swimming or water slides, so you’ll be good to continue your night on the town after this experience too. We would say you can’t go wrong with either of our pub tours.

We hope to see you on land or in the water soon!

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