Sun Prairie is located in northeastern Dane county, just east of the City of Madison. Sun Prairie is a rapidly growing business-friendly city, offering small city life within a thriving metropolitan area, consistently ranked as one of the top places in America to live. Sun Prairie is perhaps best known as the home of “Jimmy the Groundhog,” famous every February 2nd. The city’s Angell Park Speedway plays host to the annual Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival that attracts more than 100,000 corn lovers every August. The city’s Family Aquatic Center sports a 210-foot water slide, numerous fountains, and sand volleyball.
Sun Prairie Area School District is an award-winning school system that consistently posts a high graduation rate and has been recognized nationally for its educational practices. It services 8,534 students in 4K through twelfth grade throughout its 14 schools — nine elementary schools, two middle schools, one upper middle school, one high school, and an alternative learning school.
Sun Prairie is a growing suburban town with an ever-growing list of tasty food options. Here are just a few worth a try:
A local chain with a warm atmosphere and comforting American dishes, Buck & Honey’s is a popular spot amongst locals for lunch, dinner, gametime, and just about everything in between.
A fixture of downtown Sun Prairie, Sal’s Tomato Pies is exactly what you’d expect: fresh salads, a great beer selection, and a mouth-watering array of signature pizza options. Build your own pie or enjoy weekly food and drink specials.
Whether you’re craving some chilaquiles for lunch or a few tasty tacos and a margarita for dinner, Guimo’s is your spot. Enjoy a cozy atmosphere and a traditional menu in the heart of Sun Prairie.
With easy access to a variety of natural, rural, and urban amenities, there’s a lot to see and do in Sun Prairie. Here are a few of our picks.
Large 427-acre green space offering walking & equestrian trails, volleyball courts & campsites.
Newly renovated in July 2019, the Sun Prairie Historical Library and Museum (SPHLM) is a little house on a big prairie! Exhibits include important local facts about Georgia O’Keeffe and highlights of the cultures of the immigrants – both past and recent – who have made Sun Prairie their home.
Over 100,000 people from around the Midwest attend the event that serves over 80 tons of sweet corn during the weekend. Held mid-August located at Angell Park.
Jimmy has an extremely high accuracy rate on his annual winter predictions, making him an outstanding leader in meteorological circles. Businesses and organizations throughout the City of Sun Prairie will be offering many Groundhog Day specials on February 2nd or throughout the week.
This family-friendly aquatic center sports a 210-foot water slide, numerous fountains, and sand volleyball, among other amenities at an affordable price.
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