Monona is a waterfront community wrapping around the eastern shores of Lake Monona. The city has more than four miles of shoreline with access to three major transportation corridors.
Monona is a waterfront community wrapping ...Read More
A large sculpture marks the southern entrance to the city’s vibrant two-mile-long main street. Three white sails blown taut by the wind symbolize the lake’s importance to daily life.
A large sculpture marks the southern entrance ...Read More
Its tree-lined streets snake through four square miles of residential homes, city buildings, a 50-acre business park and more than 120 acres of green space.
Its tree-lined streets snake through four ...Read More
With a population of less than 8,000 and borders made up of Lake Monona and the City of Madison, Monona is a little city surrounded by a big city (view from the rocky shores of Madison).
With a population of less than 8,000 and ...Read More
Lake Monona, one of the five Yahara lakes, is connected to Lake Waubesa in McFarland via the Yahara River Channel—a popular boating route for the Greater Madison region.
Lake Monona, one of the five Yahara lakes, is ...Read More
Given its location, water sports of all shapes and sizes are a favorite pastime of Monona residents, attracting many to come visit and play for the day.
Given its location, water sports of all shapes ...Read More
The city is also a paradise for bicyclists. Part of the two-hour scenic bike trail looping around Lake Monona goes through beaches, parks and past Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
The city is also a paradise for bicyclists. ...Read More
Olbrich Botanical Gardens is 16 acres of stunning outdoor gardens attracting approximately 250,000 visitors a year. The public/private partnership allows the gardens to be free and open to all.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens is 16 acres of ...Read More
Olbrich's stunning outdoor patios are complemented by the indoor beauty at Bolz Conservatory. The glass pyramid (not pictured) features exotic plants, a rushing waterfall and free-flying birds.
Olbrich's stunning outdoor patios are ...Read More
The Thai Pavilion, a gift from the Thai Government to UW–Madison, was built in Thailand, disassembled and then rebuilt at Olbrich. It is only one of four outside of Thailand.
The Thai Pavilion, a gift from the Thai ...Read More
Not far away, you will find the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. The non-profit is a learning center with hands-on activities throughout its oak savanna, wetland, prairie, and woodland ecosystems.
Not far away, you will find the Aldo Leopold ...Read More
Nestled in the heart of Monona, Aldo Leopold is the neighborhood nature center where visitors can escape city life to explore local flora and fauna on the nature trails.
Nestled in the heart of Monona, Aldo Leopold ...Read More
Winnequah Park is in the heart of the city with 45 acres of green surrounding a meandering lagoon. It is the center of events including the Monona Community Festival around the 4th of July.
Winnequah Park is in the heart of the city ...Read More
The lake attracts cold-weather sports such as ice fishing, ice skating and snow shoeing. In January, Monona hosts the Candlelit Snowshoe Hike & Bonfire to highlight the beauty of winter.
The lake attracts cold-weather sports such as ...Read More
The Dane County Veterans' Memorial honors all our soldiers who died in war. The large granite star symbolizes World War II—a blue star in the window for a soldier fighting, gold for those who died.
The Dane County Veterans' Memorial honors all ...Read More
A city built on the lake shores.
City amenities, easy commutes with the lake as a focal point
Lake Monona, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona Community Festival
City folk who love life on the lake