The driving distance from Madison, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois is:

147 miles / 237 km

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Driving distance from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL

The total driving distance from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL is 147 miles or 237 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Madison, Wisconsin. It ends in Chicago, Illinois.

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Chicago can be overwhelming if you are there for the first or third time. There are so many things to do, see and eat. To help you get started with planning your trip, here are 50 things to do for free in Chicago-

1.Free water display at the Buckingham Fountain from mid-April to mid-October.

2.Free admission to the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows.

3.Free admission to the Lincoln Park Zoo 7 days a week.

4.Walk around Millennium Park. Get to the Welcome Center for a free 45-minute tour of the art and architecture inside the park (from May to October and limited hours).

5.Ongoing exhibits and programs at any of the Chicago Public Library particularly the Harold Washington Library Center.

6.Visit the Chicago Botanic Garden for free. Parking is not free.

7.Enjoy free theatrical readings at the Shakespeare Project of Chicago. Available from October to April.

8.Free programs and free concert series every Wednesday at the Chicago Cultural Center.

9.Free admission to the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. The museum has over 10,000 displays.

10.Visit the Navy Pier, one of Chicago’s most important historical landmarks.

Madison, Wisconsin

City: Madison
State: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Category: cities

Chicago, Illinois

City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Category: cities

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