Aquariums to Visit in Driving Distance of Madison, WI

We love visiting aquariums – and there are a few good options within driving distance of Madison, WI. Milwaukee and Dubuque are each about 60-90 minutes (depending on what part of Madison you are starting in) and Chicago is a little over 2 hours. All doable for a day trip (or a quick overnight!).

My family became members at Discovery World several years ago and we love that it also includes an amazing aquarium!

Reiman Aquarium at Discovery World 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI

Shedd Aquarium 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium 350 E. 3rd St, Dubuque, IA

Milwaukee County Zoo Aquatic & Reptile Center 10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI

Racine Zoo Discovery Center 2131 N Main St, Racine, WI

A Herpetarium…

Henry Vilas Zoo 702 S Randall Ave, Madison, WI


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