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University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

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Address: 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711-3726
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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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Beautiful day to visit the natural flora and fauna of the area

This is the place to visit if you enjoy nature and the indigenous life of the area. Wear comfortable shoes and be sure and take a camera. Start your trek at the Visitor Center.

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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to visit if you enjoy nature and the indigenous life of the area. Wear comfortable shoes and be sure and take a camera. Start your trek at the Visitor Center.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been to the arboretum before and just loved it! It was like hanging out in someone's beautiful back yard

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Long Beach, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lilacs and crabapple trees are in full bloom, and there's a local art installation on the way to the Maple Forest. Many different types of birds (didn't see a wild turkey, but they're here) and trees; a great stroll on a spring morning! Speaking of which, get there early; parking lot fills quickly!

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minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

What a surprise it was to tour the grounds of the arboretum> Beautiful walking trails, friendly staff, prehistoric American Indian Effigy Mounds, wildlife and nature in 360 degrees- literally every direction. The grounds are huge and the trails are well marked.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you love the outdoors, trees, great photos to be taken, this is the place! Can be seen year round! So much beauty! Couples photos, family photos and much much more. Use your imagination. Free parking.

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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The UW Arboretum is a peaceful escape from the urban crunch any time of year. Whether biking, walking, skiing or paddling, there's plenty of peace and opportunities for solitude amid the prairie and forest environs. Watch for deer and wild turkeys too. Keep in mind that the Arboretum Drive is blocked for through car traffic at the visitor center. Bikes... More 

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Arboretum has very nice meeting space and the catering is very good. The bonus is the opportunity to walk around the property.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped in during the winter to see what was open. The drive in is very nice. There were quite a few cars in the lot. The visitors center is pretty small. They have quite a few walking trails, snowshoe trails, and ski trails.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

If you are a fan of prairie restoration, you won't want to miss the birthplace -- Curtis Prairie. You can tell a lot of work and love goes into keeping this prairie vibrant. I visited in December, during a snowstorm, and someone had thoughtfully cleared (at considerable effort) some of the trails so they were accessible. Amazing winter colors, great... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Even when fall is ending and winter is beginning, the Arboretum is perfect place to be. The colors are still beautiful and there is plenty of areas to sit on a bench and take in the scenery. But right as the colors are changing and the leaves are falling, you would be re missed to find photo shoot after photo... More 

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