The Wisconsin Cheese Man has been has been filling empty stomachs and dressing empty crackers with their high quality cheeses, spreads, and snacks since 1947. Each party-perfect, three-pronged option includes a half pound of cheese carefully matched with sweet and salty compliments, along with a marble cheese slicer ($15), saving you the exasperating trouble of provoking the cheese onto your cracker with excessive pretzel prodding.
The Capitol Pedaler was designed and built by a Dutchman in bicycle-happy Amsterdam before arriving in Madison to whisk travelers around town in eco-friendly style. Lovingly referred to as “The Big Red Bike”, it adopted its signature hue state-side in honor of the Wisconsin Badgers, and frequently takes breaks from escorting pub-crawlers and wedding parties to ferry fans on game day. Capable of accommodating up to 14 passengers, with the recommended group size of at least six–eight pedalers the vehicle typically cruises at 5–7 miles per hour—the perfect speed for drag racing local steamrollers.
Prechosen routes include excursions to the zoo or the Old Sugar Distillery, making up to three preselected stops en route at local bars, public parks, and coffee shops. While alcoholic drinks aren’t allowed on the foot-powered party bus, passengers are welcome to bring their own snacks and nonalcoholic drinks to enjoy between stops, and can blast premade playlists of party songs or favorite commercial jingles courtesy of an on-board stereo with iPod and mp3-player connections.
The Wisconsin Badgers have appeared in the Rose Bowl every year since 2010, and Badger Trips of Wisconsin has ensured that more than 1,000 Wisconsin football fans have been there to represent Madison in person. This year, with the Big Ten conference champions set to clash with the Stanford Cardinal on New Year’s Day, Badger Trips fulfills what has become its annual duty by organizing luxurious travel packages to Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. Along with tickets to The Granddaddy of Them All, the packages include customizable necessities—including airfare and hotel stays—and extra perks such as transportation to Rose Bowl events, which means fans won't need to rent a car or hitch a ride on Bucky Badger’s shoulders to get around.
Located in Milwaukee (South Milwaukee), Clarion Hotel & Conference Center is within the vicinity of Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory and Discovery World. This hotel is within the vicinity of Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Miller Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 180 guestrooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include complimentary weekday newspapers and coffee/tea makers, and you can also request rollaway/extra beds.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional features include gift shops/newsstands and complimentary use of a nearby fitness facility.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Milwaukee? This hotel has facilities measuring 18000 square feet (1620 square meters), including banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
Trusted around the country for its safety and accessibility, FastPark & Relax ensconces idle autos in a secure, fenced-in lot just minutes from the General Mitchell International Airport. Upon arrival, friendly cashiers gift drivers with a warm smile and parking instructions, along with a complimentary newspaper (Monday–Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., while supplies last) or a first-edition copy of Ulysses. With vehicles nestled in a clean, well-lit space, a speedy shuttle scoops up voyagers, offering swift assistance with hefty bags and decorative boulders before a five- to ten-minute jaunt transports passengers to the airport terminal.