Spring Break trip tips

Amanda Smith, Staff Reporter

Every city has unique attractions that offer new experiences for students and families alike. Spring break this year goes from March 8 through March 16 and is the perfect time to spend an entire day at one or more of the hidden gems listed below!


The Comedy Sportz Theater

If you are looking for an interactive 90 minute improv show, the Comedy Sportz Theater is the place to be. This show relies on the audience to determine what is done on stage between the two teams. During the second half, volunteers are called to the stage to participate. At the end of the show, one team wins based on audience preference.

929 W Belmont Ave. (773) 549-8080
Thursdays at 8 p.m. $22
Friday at 8 p.m. $24 and 10 p.m. $22
Saturday at 6 and 10 p.m. $22 and 8 p.m. $24

Room Escape Adventures

This is another interactive theater with its own twists. Picture yourself trapped in a room with 11 other people and only 60 minutes to escape before the zombie gets you. Can you make it out by finding clues hidden in the room and solving puzzles with only your teammates for help?

If you are caught, you are sidelined for the rest of the game, but you can still talk to your teammates. Test your skills in this unique experience.

Fine Arts Building: 410 S. Michigan Ave., Room #632
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $28


Monkey Business Institute

If you are spending the day in Madison, this place is worth a visit. A group of 20 professional improvisers will make you laugh whether you attend the general or mature audience show. These shows only take place on Saturday, so it is necessary to purchase tickets in advance.

2916 Atwood Avenue (608) 658-5153
All Ages Show – March 8 & 15 at 5:30 p.m. $6
Grown Up Show – March 8 & 15 at 8 p.m. $10


Ray’s MTB Indoor Park

This indoor mountain and BMX bike park offers an escape from the dreary winter weather. Whether you are a beginner biker or have years of experience, this place will cater to everyone’s needs. You do not even need to own a bike because they are rented out for a fee. Helmets are required and protective clothing is encouraged.

8365 N 76th St (414) 355-7433
Hours vary
1st Timers Deal #1: $25.99 – includes rental bike, helmet, pads and a day pass for the park
1st Timers Deal #2: $40 – includes rental bike, helmet, pads, day pass and 1 hour private lesson
College I.D. Night: Wednesday and Saturday from 6-10 p.m., includes bike and safety gear $20
Sunday: 4-10 p.m. $12.99, not including bike rental
Bike Rental: $13.99


The GameBoard

If you are looking for something to do with your friends that does not involve traveling, check this place out. They have a wide range of games that include board games, party games, card games and everything in between. You can play a game in the store or rent a game out to take back to your residence.

1832 N. 8th St. (920) 453-4263
Monday – Friday: 12-8 p.m., Saturday: 12-5 p.m.