Mendota Sunrise Lamp by Todd Klassy

Did You Know?
Did you know that the Alliant Energy Center hosts over 500 events annually? This Dane County facility hosts world-renowned concerts and functions. You can view several excellent videos at the AEC Video Tour that describe the facility and Madison area. You can also find a list of upcoming events at the Dane County Event Calendar. See if your favorite entertainer is performing today!

About Dane County

Something is happening in Dane County. Something is drawing people from all over the United States to make Dane County one of the fastest growing and best places to live. Is it the bustling Madison Metropolitan area? Perhaps it is the small town charm of Black Earth? Or is it the peaceful serenity of the Blue Mounds? Whether it is exploring lakes and forests, attending theatres and museums, savoring restaurants and festivals, or even perusing the farmer's market and State Street -- Dane County has something for everyone to enjoy!

Working Late by Todd Klassy

Madison exists as the lively pulse felt throughout the county. It's a city straddling two pristine lakes and bursting with vitality and opportunity. In the heart of downtown, Madison contains an amazing state capital modeled after the U.S. capital itself, a highly acclaimed and accredited university, a bustle of shops and markets along with a diverse and friendly populace.

A far less public but no less exciting place, Token Creek County Park, is a park filled with wild beauty and serenity. At Token Creek, the forest envelops you and the hills hide you away from the bustle of city life. The park offers horseback riding, cross country ski trails, an 18 hole disc golf course, dog exercise area, and campground area. It is one of over 200 parks in the Dane County area that highlight the majesty of the landscape.

Oz by Todd Klassy

Perhaps one of the biggest selling points of Dane County is its stunning beauty. The land slowly undulates and becomes rockier as you head west. Large lakes and streams are woven through lush forests and tranquil fields. As the seasons change, the land transforms from a winter wonderland to an idyllic summer. It is a land of plenty.

There is also plenty to be had at the numerous small towns sprinkled across Dane County. These communities contribute immensely to the county’s charm and popularity. Enjoy a cream puff at the Dane County Fair, delight in a beer at the Thirsty Troll Brew Fest, or dance to folk music at Syttende Mai.

Whatever it is that draws you, Dane County welcomes you. You add to the experience that makes Dane County such a wonderful place to share.