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Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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Address: 3330 Atwood Avenue Madison, Madison, WI 53704
Phone Number: 608-246-4550
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: One of Madison's most popular attractions, this oasis of green includes a...
One of Madison's most popular attractions, this oasis of green includes a sunken garden, perennial garden, rose garden, rock garden, herb garden, wildflower garden and a tropical conservatory.
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wow! I was very impressed with all that i saw. The Thai temple was gorgeous! This would be a great place to take pictures and weddings. When we went it was very hot out and we had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Province of Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

wow! I was very impressed with all that i saw. The Thai temple was gorgeous! This would be a great place to take pictures and weddings. When we went it was very hot out and we had children with so we did not get to see everything. Would definitely like to check it out again the next time im in... More 

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We accidentally visited on a day with a special event, so it wasn't as peaceful as we expected it to be, but all the noise didn't take away from the stunning natural views of this amazing Botanical Garden. As a fan of the many, varied cultures of Asia, the Thai pavilion and the surrounding garden was my favorite. There are... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Always an amazing experience. How can nature not be GREAT?! Seasonal events always planned and entrance cost is reasonable.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Most peaceful, in the center of a bustling city! The Thai Pavilion is a must see. I've been here time & again, & still have not seen it all! I seem to miss something every time!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed walking around the lovely gardens here. It is well maintained and offers lots of variety in foliage. There was a wedding on site the day we were there...a beautiful setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place was free to go inside and walk around the gorgeous flower gardens! Awesome photo ops and things to see around every corner. Go early in the mooning as there isn't much shade and it gets warm quickly. Very nice in mid July for flower blooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens, inside and out. A very relaxing and zen place to just center oneself. Great alone, as a couple and with children.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the butterfly exhibit and looking forward to the gleam light show. The gardens are outstanding and very peaceful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It's nice in summer. Full of beautiful flowers. There is a special Thai temple inside. The staff( or volunteer) will be happy to talk about the history of it.

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Volunteers were very exciting people that cared and showed and told us history of all things we asked. Had nearly all kinds of plants that were in my Botany class. Keep up the good work!!!

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