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University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

#11 of 97 things to do in Madison Features Animals
1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711-3726
+1 608-263-7888
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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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ed B
Huntington Beach, California

I have never been to the arboretum before and just loved it! It was like hanging out in someone's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711-3726
+1 608-263-7888
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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.

Thank Ed B
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

Thank CatherineX2
Reviewed 1 week 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...More

Thank Chris B
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.

Thank itraveleverywhere
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.

Thank 13family13
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...More

Thank Steve F
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.

Thank CarolmaUnitedStates
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.

Thank AndyB5542
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...More

1  Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 9 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...More

2  Thank wirthcontrol54
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Are the lilac's in bloom yet ?
24 April 2017|
Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
The lilacs are just starting to bloom