Introduction to Middleton, Wisconsin
Middleton, Wisconsin, in Dane county, is 5 miles W of Madison, Wisconsin and 80 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is considered part of the Madison metropolitan area. Middleton has a population of about 15,770.
Middleton was originally inhabited by the Algonquin and Winnebago Native Americans. French explorers were the first Europeans in the area, which was first surveyed in 1834. Orson Cook was the first permanent settler in the region. The city was named after Middleton, Vermont. It was incorporated on March 11, 1848.
Middleton and nearby Attractions
- Mid - Town Shopping Center
- Indian Lake County Park
- Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
- Badger Prairie County Park
- Henry Vilas Zoo
- Little A-Merrick- Amusement Park
Things To Do In Middleton
The Indian Lake County Park, the Badger Prairie County Park, the Yahara Heights County Park and the Governor Nelson State Park are all accessible from Middleton. The Chazen Museum of Art, the State Historical Museum of Wisconsin, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and the Madison Children's Museum are nearby as well. Local parks include the Lakeview Community Park, the Strickers Pond Park, Baskerville Park and Orchid Heights Park. Middleton hosts the Good Neighbor Festival every August.
Dane County Regional Airport is nearby.
Middleton Higher Education
The University of Wisconsin and the Madison Area Technical College are in the area.