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University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

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Address: 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711-3726
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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What a great spot, beware of turkeys!!

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... read more

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Waunakee, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good place to enjoy nature and learn in the process. It is best to take a tour with one of the excellent tour guides

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 October 25, 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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