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Old 12-18-2012, 10:32 PM
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
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Please explain why?
When I moved to Milwaukee my wife's friend was telling us it was too bad we couldn't live in Madison. She told us how awesome and beautiful it was. She played it up really good so we decided to check it out. We went to visit Madison in July with great expectations. I was pretty excited to see the Capitol alone.

When I got off the 94 on Washington it looked like we just rolled into the ghetto. We saw the capitol straight ahead and figured it would get better. And it was...in a 1mi radius of the capital. The city was dead, there was no one around. We strolled down State street and not much was happening. And apparently the lakes were off limits due to bacteria in the water lolol.

We later decided to drive around the the city. We drove around both lakes. The neighborhoods around the lake were very beautiful. We did see some people with a make shift pool, ie plastic liner in the back of their pick up truck lolol. I thought that only existed on the internet. I didn't know much about UW Madison but it quickly became apparent Madison must be a college town that is popping off during the school year. If this is the case I'm not sure why it would ever be considered a great city. In either case I found it incredibly boring and I really don't plan on going back.

However in a recent thread about great Midwest cities I keep seeing Madison show up and I am puzzled as to why. Was it people who lived their while going to UWMadison? Maybe it was great while going to college but it has to be painfully boring after.

Then again I didn't know what to look for in Madison so it is quite possible I missed all the great spots. if so please fill me in, I'm willing to give it another shot.
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