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Ranked #1 of 14 Outdoors in Madison
Category: Gardens
Owner description: One of Madison's most popular attractions, this oasis of green includes a sunken garden, perennial garden, rose garden, rock... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #2 of 14 Outdoors in Madison
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Ranked #3 of 14 Outdoors in Madison
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Owner description: Since 1934 the Arboretum has been dedicated to restoring the land, advancing the science and practice of ecological... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #4 of 14 Outdoors in Madison
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, these public gardens serve as outdoor classrooms in the study and... more » Owner description: Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, these public gardens serve as outdoor classrooms in the study and research of plant identification, ecology and site management techniques in horticulture. « less
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Ranked #5 of 14 Outdoors in Madison
Category: Bodies of Water
Ideal for boating in the summer, and ice skating or ice fishing in winter.
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Ranked #6 of 14 Outdoors in Madison
Category: Parks
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Ranked #7 of 14 Outdoors in Madison
Category: Trails; Parks
Owner description: This hiking trail passes some fascinating geological formations formed by the recession of giant glaciers during the Ice Age,... more » Owner description: This hiking trail passes some fascinating geological formations formed by the recession of giant glaciers during the Ice Age, between 70,000 to 10,000 years ago. « less
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Ranked #8 of 14 Outdoors in Madison
Category: Parks; Zoos; Playgrounds
Located on the shores of Lake Wingra, this park includes the Henry Vilas Zoo, an arboretum and a popular scenic beach.
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Ranked #9 of 14 Outdoors in Madison
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #10 of 14 Outdoors in Madison
Category: Biking Trails
A 3-mile bike path along Lake Monona.
Ranked #11 of 14 Outdoors in Madison
Category: Parks
Home of the Madison Black Wolf of the Northern League seats 3,275 viewers for baseball games.
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Ranked #12 of 14 Outdoors in Madison
Category: Parks
Owner description: Favorite place for residents and visitors to play in the winter with open skating, hockey, sledding, snowshoeing and... more » Owner description: Favorite place for residents and visitors to play in the winter with open skating, hockey, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. « less
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Category: Trails
Owner description: A really LONG trail connecting the major natural landmarks in seven states: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan,... more » Owner description: A really LONG trail connecting the major natural landmarks in seven states: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. « less
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