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For 608 Day, our readers tell us their favorite things about the 608

We’re getting into the 608 Day spirit with the help of our readers.

kayak on the water

Locals love the lakes. | Photo by Europa Christoffel

608 Day is on Saturday. To spread the 608 love, we recently asked our readers what makes our area special to them.

Here’s what you said:

“The restaurants (Bar Corallini, Ahan, and Salvatore’s to name a few).” - Briana O.

“Lakes, rivers, creeks.” - Tammy S.

“The UW Arboretum is the first place that really felt homey and familiar after moving two years ago” - @cyanberet

“The east side, Tex Tubb’s, Schenk’s Corners.” - Jessica R.

“Just the overall vibe, green spaces, the Capitol itself, great restaurants, fun things to do...” - Cathi W.

“Farmers’ market, there’s nothing else like it.” - @dfischer31

Man standing in front of a plant stand at an outdoor farmers' market

The Dane County Farmers Market is a 608 staple. | Photo by 608today

“The family of raccoons and the red fox that live in our woods.” - J.B.

“Odgen’s North St. Diner.” - Dona M.

“How much Madison values green spaces.” - @allie.tobis

“We’re so lucky in the 608 to live near so many incredible locally-owned restaurants and coffee shops!” - Alicia S.

“City parks, especially those with hiking trails.” - Nancy N.

“The sheer beauty of the skyline when taking John Nolen in from the east side. I am in awe every single time.” - Mary Ann N.

“Easy access to multiple lakes.” - Jeanne K.

“Our state Capitol. It is a grand sight.” - Pauline C.

608today Capitol at dusk

Where’s your favorite place to get a good view of the capitol?| Photo by @allipin

More to love

Check out our City Guide page to find more things to love about Madison.

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