Tour itinerary: 3 days in Middleton

When you’re in Middleton, you’re close to some of the region’s best attractions. Minutes from Madison, Middleton offers motorcoach-friendly hotels and dining options, as well as outstanding group activities and attractions. Here’s a suggested three-day sample itinerary that takes you to just a few of Middleton’s group tour options.

Day 1: Downtown Shopping, Tasty Treats & Brews

Morning: Start your day exploring downtown Middleton’s charming shops, including The Regal Find, featuring books, home décor, art, collectibles and more.

Midday: Stop by Clasen’s European Bakery for an old-world treat—it’s a perfect place to taste and shop.

Afternoon: Top off your day with a tour of Capital Brewery. See the operation, visit the gift shop and taste international award winners.

Day 2: Greenway Station, History & Nature

Morning: Discover a whole new shopping experience at Middleton’s chic Greenway Station, featuring a huge variety of shops and retailers, landscaped walkways and a number of restaurants that can accommodate motorcoach groups.

Midday: Take a step into the past at the Middleton Historical Museum. Housed in an 1867 landmark, the museum tells the story of Middleton’s earliest settlers through exhibits and artifacts. Open mid-April to mid-October (or by appointment).

Afternoon: We’ll end our day with a visit to the tranquil paths of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy. Ponds, wetlands and prairies provide excellent opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife viewing.

Day 3: Mustard, Gardens & Orchids

Morning: Tour the one-and-only National Mustard Museum, the international mustard mecca. You’ll love this fun and fascinating tour through the universe of mustard. See nearly 6,000 jars, bottles and tubes from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. Try some unique flavors at the tasting bar and pick up a few jars for the road from the gift shop.

Midday: Explore the Bruce Company and browse one of the largest year-round garden centers in the region. Known for unique garden accessories and gifts for green thumbs and birders, the Bruce Company also features an expansive section of grilling supplies, body care items, unique ornaments and the finest in winter holidays home décor. Starting in November, see their fantastic lighting display and walk amid a dazzling holiday tree promenade.

Afternoon: Now that you’re in the gardening mood, we’ll head to Urban Gardens & Greenhouse, where you’ll learn about one of nature’s most beautiful creations—the orchid. You’ll have a chance to buy one of these rare and wonderful plants—the perfect souvenir to remind you of your trip to Middleton.

That’s just a few of the unique activities and attractions you’ll find in Middleton. Plan your own Middleton motorcoach tour today!

Need even more reasons to visit Middleton?
Surrounded by some of the region’s top motorcoach attractions, Middleton is the ideal overnight stop or home-base when visiting these nearby attractions:

  • House on the Rock– Just an hour west on Hwy 18/151
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin– Just 30 miles west of Middleton on Hwy 14
  • Circus World Museum & Devil’s Lake State Park– Less than an hour north on Hwy 12
  • Downtown Madison, State Street, State Capital, Camp Randall & University of Wisconsin Campus– Just a 10-minute drive along University Avenue!
  • Monona Terrace – This iconic lakeside convention center is just 12 minutes away in downtown Madison.