About Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie's location makes it convenient to stop and check out all the great shopping amenities, the best movie experience for miles around and some of the best food in all of Wisconsin. With quick access from Madison, US Highway 151 has four interchanges to Sun Prairie. Interstate 90/94/39 is met just outside of Sun Prairie. Staying in Sun Prairie is also enhanced by the Dane County Regional Airport located just 10 minutes from the city. The airport is serviced by many commercial airlines and two private companies. Get Directions!

In addition to shopping centers and specialty stores, Sun Prairie has a great historic downtown shopping area. Sun Prairie has a variety of facilities and recreational parks to accommodate your event, including a performing arts facility, event space and large outdoor venues. Contact the Sun Prairie Tourism Commission for more information about hosting an event in Sun Prairie, WI at vist@cityofsunprairie.com.
History of Sun Prairie
President Van Buren commissioned a party of 45 men, including Augustus Bird, to build a state capitol in Madison. The group of men left Milwaukee on May 26, 1837 and traveled for days in the rain. On June 9, the group emerged at the edge of the prairie and with the sun shining, carved the words “Sun Prairie” into a tree. Charles Bird returned to the area 24 years later and became the first settler.
Sun Prairie is a place pleasing to the traveler who loves the arts, is thrilled by the roar and fast-paced action of midget car racing and just plain enjoys biking and walking trails, fantastic food and fun festivals year around.

Visit Sun Prairie, and you will enjoy: