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Old 10-24-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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I've never even been to Wisconsin or the upper mid-west and yet I've heard and/or read about what a dynamic, beautiful and progressive (party, yeah!) city Madison is for decades.

Enough so I would very much like to visit if I was ever even close to it and it would seem I would find it a great place to live. So I would say at least to those of us who read up on things having to do with urban, educated, progressive and livable cities it has a very positive national image.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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It's well known because it's the capitol and the University is there. Great town, great school.

I don't think it really has a "reputation". It's a pretty multicultural place.

I'd say it slants slightly liberal, but it's not hard to find people all over the political spectrum there, just like any other college town.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:58 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Not in California that I've ever heard. I used to live there and when I've mention it, nobody seemed to know anything about it. Really, Wisconsin in general is a vague place to them, as is most of the Midwest, except Chicago.
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Macon/Atlanta
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Not in California that I've ever heard. I used to live there and when I've mention it, nobody seemed to know anything about it. Really, Wisconsin in general is a vague place to them, as is most of the Midwest, except Chicago.
It's pretty much the same situation where I live. Some people that I have mentioned it to have never even heard of it, and some that had didn't know what state it was in or really anything about it. The general perception was that it was a small quiet town somewhere in the Midwest, but I can't say I can blame them. Wisconsin isn't exactly the most talked about state, and certainly not the most visited.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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It's pretty much the same situation where I live. Some people that I have mentioned it to have never even heard of it, and some that had didn't know what state it was in or really anything about it. The general perception was that it was a small quiet town somewhere in the Midwest, but I can't say I can blame them. Wisconsin isn't exactly the most talked about state, and certainly not the most visited.
This is all opinion, but I'm not sure I would go that far. If one knows their capitals, they've heard of Madison. That may be about it though.

Wisconsin isn't really on the radar, but it is more so than places like Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska or the Dakotas. Or Delaware.

It is still a great place to visit and I bet if people knew more about it, they'd be more inclined to visit. Madison and Wisconsin as a whole.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:01 PM
 
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I know that Madison exists, but I know absolutely nothing about it.
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Old 10-25-2014, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I think in my part of the country Madison is well known because of the Badgers. Madison is kind of considered the Austin of the midwest. Huge college town, state capitol, trendy. Just trade Brauts for BBQ and cheese curds for queso, and long cold winters for long hot summers.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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Which Madison? WI, SD, IN?
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:05 PM
 
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I'm from the DC area, never heard of madison....
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Dancing MI
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I live across the lake in Lansing, I love Madison. It is Lansing without the auto plants, ghettos and crime!!! People in Michigan have their heads so far up Ann Arbor's and Deroit's butts they have missed one of the best cities in the country, in one of the best states in the country!!! They don't even know about the Wisconsin Dells!!!! So when people on the other side of Lake Michigan don't know about Mad-Town, I guess it does not have a national image.
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