Introduction to McFarland, Wisconsin
McFarland, Wisconsin, in Dane county, is 7 miles SE of Madison, Wisconsin and 70 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village is included in the Madison metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 6,416 people lived in McFarland.
McFarland was founded by William H. McFarland in 1856. Harvesting winter ice and fish were the early industries of the village. A small resort industry also developed in McFarland. It became a bedroom community for the City of Madison after World War II.
McFarland and nearby Attractions
- Lake Kegonsa State Park
- Little A-Merrick- Amusement Park
- Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
- Henry Vilas Zoo
- Olbrich Botanical Gardens & Topical Conservatory
- State Historical Museum of Wisconsin
Things To Do In McFarland
Local parks include Lewis Park, Marsh Woods Park, Babcock Park and Indian Mound Park. The La Follette County Park, Viking County Park and the Lake Kegonsa State Park are accessible from McFarland as well. Local museums include the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Chazen Museum of Art, the State Historical Museum of Wisconsin and the Madison Children's Museum.
Dane County Regional Airport is nearby.
McFarland Higher Education
The Madison Area Technical College, Rock Valley College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are all in the area.