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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go Beyond Football in Madison


4. Insider’s Tip

Babcock Hall Dairy Plant is the only working dairy in the city.  

You don’t have to leave the city limits to make the most of your Dairyland experience. Stop by UW’s Babcock Hall Dairy Store for freshly churned ice cream ($2.75 for a six-ounce cone) and hunks of Wisconsin Dutch Käse ($8.34 per pound). In the mornings, peer down from the observation deck of the adjacent Babcock Hall Dairy Plant (closed Sunday) to see experts crafting a rotating selection of ice-cream flavors and separating curds to make more than twenty cheeses on-site.

Published on Jun 8, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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