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University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

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Address: 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison, WI 53711
Phone Number: 608-263-7888
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Description: 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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Though this Arboretum does have some sections that are traditional collections of tree and shrub species (lovely lilacs in late spring!), "the Arb" is mostly restored native... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Though this Arboretum does have some sections that are traditional collections of tree and shrub species (lovely lilacs in late spring!), "the Arb" is mostly restored native ecosystems of woodlands, prairies, lakeshores, marsh, etc., with many trails popular with walkers and runners (not to mention flocks of wild turkeys and other critters). This site was the first in the world... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Arb is where you go any time of the year: spring, for flowering trees; autumn, for fall color, summer for prairie flowers; winter, for cross-country skiing. Things that should be labelled are, and the Center is worth a visit.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The roses were past there prime, but the different maple trees were just terrific. It was great walking among them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Arboretum is one of my favorite places to go in Madison! Our most recent trip was during the Fall and the rich, varied color of the trees made for a beautiful landscape for some great pictures! It's a free activity that is great to do alone, with a special someone, family, and friends!

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Verona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

this is a peaceful place to enjoy nature all year long. They have lots of hikes that a naturalist comes along and points out things. Lots of different trails to enjoy, prairie to pines to water. Classes given too! Great for all ages to enjoy year round!

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We visited the arboretum after 4 pm so the visitor center was closed. We walked the grounds for about an hour. lots of spring shrubs and trees in bloom. No food is permitted. Very tranquil.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is our favorite place to come in the Spring to view the magnolia blossoms, crabapple blossoms and lilac bush blossoms. They have wonderful hiking and biking trails and a great way to spend a few hours with the family.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a premier place to visit in Madison, particularly when the lilacs are blooming in the spring. They come in all shades of purple and the air is wonderfully scented. The vistas are enchanting with flowering fruit trees and other flowering trees and bushes. A must see!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you like peace and serenity there is no better place. If you like bike riding or hiking this is your place. Nice trails for hiking or cross country skiing. A little bit of heaven right in the middle of Madison.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Biking/walking - any day of the week is beautiful (no traffic can go all the way through). On Sundays you can drive your car through the arboretum. Stop and take a walk in the forest along Lake Wingra or stop to take a look at the beautiful spring blooms. Very near Vilas Zoo, Vilas beach, and Vilas park - make... More 

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Address: Address: 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison, WI 53711
Phone Number: 608-263-7888
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison

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