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University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

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Address: 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison, WI 53711
Phone Number: +1 608-263-7888
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Since 1934 the Arboretum has been dedicated to restoring the land,...

Since 1934 the Arboretum has been dedicated to restoring the land, advancing the science and practice of ecological restoration, and fostering Aldo Leopold’s land ethic. Dedicated staff, students, faculty and volunteers have created a rich landscape, renowned for its prairies, savannas, forests and wetlands -- and for the beauty of its gardens in spring with lilacs, magnolias and crabapples. To celebrate the our 75th Anniversary we invite you to find your enduring connection with the Arboretum.

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Great place to learn about nature

The Arboretum is located in the city limit near the belt line. Visitors can learn a lot about different type of plants, especially regional and local. The area is huge and is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Arboretum is located in the city limit near the belt line. Visitors can learn a lot about different type of plants, especially regional and local. The area is huge and is situated along the shoreline of lake Wingra and Lake Wingra Dam. The Visitor from out of town may need to start by visiting the Visitor Center that has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great wAy to escape the madtown hustle. Only a quick 10 min drive from town and easy hiking. Enjoy. Don't miss it.

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Portage, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even tho it's late fall, it was beautiful Lots of trails and saw wild turkeys. What a great space in downtown Madison.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arboretum is divided into two different locations; north and south of the belt-line. From Grassland to Shrubland, Lake Wingra, and botanical research garden your will enjoy your time there. If you are feeling ambitious there is a 10K (6 mi) road/trail around the lake that is filled with smiling faces. Keep you eyes open for red fox, coyotes, wild... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove here and stopped at the visitor center first to get some info. There are a lot of fields with trees and trails for walking. It is very peaceful and quiet and a wonderful place to take a walk or enjoy some nature.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I rented bikes at the entrance to the arboretum.We rode to the nature center walked around the gardens and rode out the other side. It was a glorious day and the perfect way to celebrate fall.

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Madison is so fortunate to have this gem in the heart of the city. There is so much history, so many natural things to see. Blood pressure decreases with every step in this natural place. Spend the time to see it any season.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Best place to be solitude in nature in Madison... I love this place and its by far the best place in Madison.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The best way to describe it is to use the term serenity. A fairly large area that is native forest and prairie, next to more formal 4 to 5 acre garden and landscaped grassy park that displays numerous different types of well manicured trees. We spent about three hours just walking on a sunny October day. The whole area is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A must stop for those spending a few days in Madison. Great Fall colors, wonderful escape in the middle of the city. Quite area to peacefully reflect and relax.

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