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New additions are coming to the Epic campus

We visited the Epic headquarters in Verona to give you a look at the out-of-this-world campuses and a sneak peek at what’s to come.

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The campus grounds are open to the public for casual strolls. | Photo by 608today

While only 10 miles away from the heart of Madison’s isthmus, visiting Epic can feel like traveling to a faraway land.

Founded in 1979, Epic is a software company best known for developing MyChart. Its 1,100-acre headquarters is located in Verona. The company’s unique approach to designing its offices has drawn attention from the likes of the New York Times.

Intrigued? You can check it out for yourself. The headquarters is open for self-guided tours and is currently in the process of expanding.

Self-guided tours

Weekends | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | This campus map includes driving directions for your journey to Epic.

Weekdays | 2:30-5 p.m. | To be mindful of employees, groups larger than seven are not permitted during the week.

Pro tip: Prepare to walk. We toured three of the headquarters’ campuses in four hours (and walked 14,000 steps).

Current campuses:

Central Park | Each building — Heaven, Isis, Juno, and Kohoutek — adheres to a celestial theme. You’ll encounter a slide instead of stairs, a dragon’s lair, and funhouse mirrors.

Farm | This campus boasts a giant red barn office building, and its name is earned with the inclusion of a fully functioning farm.

Prairie | Home to some of Epic’s very first buildings, this is where you’ll start your journey. Once parked, head past Humpty Dumpty to find yourself in Andromeda, where the visitor’s desk awaits you.

Storybook | All of your favorite childhood tales come to life in this area of Epic. Think: “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and Jules Verne classics.

Wizards Academy | “Harry Potter” fans can live out their wizarding fantasies in the Dementor tunnel, the observatory, and the Great Hall (keep an eye out for pictures that come to life).

A few photos from our visit:

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Humpty Dumpty will greet you at the beginning of your Epic journey. | Photo by 608today

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Let it be known that the rabbit hole slide is steep and fast. | Photo by 608today

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You’ll follow the yellow brick during a portion of the campus tour. | Photo by 608today

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Can you spot Rapunzel’s hair? | Photo by 608today

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Beware of the dragon. | Photo by 608today

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While self-guided tours take place primarily indoors, you’re welcome to explore the grounds after. | Photo by 608today

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King’s Crossing is one of Epic’s dining halls. | Photo by 608today

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There are plenty of secluded nooks and crannies throughout. | Photo by 608today

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At Epic, each building’s exterior and interior are themed. | Photo by 608today

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Each conference room has its own unique design. Photo by 608today

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Skip the stairs and zip down the slide instead. | Photo by 608today

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This Epic boardroom is other-worldly. | Photo by 608today

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You’ll go down the rabbit hole when exploring the Storybook campus. | Photo by 608today

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A communal seating area at Epic. | Photo by 608today

Coming soon

Epic is currently constructing its sixth campus, Other Worlds, inspired by “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Chronicles of Narnia.” The campus will feature:

  • Azland, with a giant wardrobe entrance to a lion king’s realm
  • Elvendell, a valley-themed building showcasing elven craftsmanship
  • Floating Forest, a glass-walled building with trees.
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Epic’s new addition will take inspiration from “Lord of the Rings.” | Rendering via Epic

Additionally, Underhill, an underground cafeteria, and Black Hole, an underground parking structure, are planned. The buildings should be ready by early 2026.