University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, Madison

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#1 of 7 in Outdoors in Madison
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  • This Arboretum is conveniently located near the UWisconsin campus. There are many walking paths throughout, only a few hard service, unless you walk the road, which many people do. It is very peaceful...  more »
  • A free arboretum visit is a rarity. This one is an active project of the Univ of WI and I'd learned that they have the largest collection of lilacs! I'm looking forward to going back in the Spring. Al...  more »
  • A fine central free attraction, good parking, visitor centre, marked trails in the extensive woods, great variety of shrubs and trees, most named in the garden, all within the central hub giving an ob...  more »
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  • What an awesome treat. I'm not sure if this is a popular destination but it sure should be. Especially considering it's free and open to public. A colorful escape in the middle of Madison. You could spend several hours just taking pictures and admiring of all the vibrant plants you see here. The gardens were fantastic. The trails were okay and well I'm not sure about the pond thou lol
  • Pretty as heck. I haven't been there in the fall, but if summer is any indication, it must be beautiful. A must-visit for local nature lovers.
  • Wonderful place for a walk, there is always something new to discover thanks to the wide variety of plants, woods.... found a rare flower yesterday.. Monotropa uniflora, also called ghost plant....it is ghostly!
  • The University of Wisconsin - Madison Arboretum is wonderful for running. This the fall colors, the sounds of the birds and the fabulous scenery you can't go wrong. The road this not traveled by many so you will not run across much traffic....mostly other walkers and runners. And if you have the energy you can follow the loop through Nakoma and the Zoo near St. Mary's Hospital....allowing you approximately 6 miles of flat and rolling hill stretches. Enjoy!
  • Great facility. Beautiful, with a variety of habitat to explore.
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