1207 Seminole Hwy, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53711 608-263-7888
UW-MADISON. Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers relish this stretch of preserved land. Spread across more than 1200...
UW-MADISON. Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers relish this stretch of preserved land. Spread across more than 1200 acres, the arboretum features a variety of terrains, including prairies, savannas, hardwood forests, evergreen forests, marshes, and ponds. Many of them were restored to their natural status (as they would have been before European settlement); others are in the works. Additional attractions include planned gardens, Native American burial mounds, a visitors' center, and nature trails criss-crossing the acreage.
Trails Daily Sunrise-Sunset
Visitors' Center Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm; Sat-Sun 12:30pm-4pm
620 Babcock Dr, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706 608-576-2501
UW-MADISON. Essentially an outdoor learning facility, these gardens occupy 2½ acres surrounding a Victorian Gothic...
UW-MADISON. Essentially an outdoor learning facility, these gardens occupy 2½ acres surrounding a Victorian Gothic home on the UW-Madison campus. Although they were completed in 1989, the gardens convey the sense of much older landscaping. The site includes woodland and wetland gardens, boxwood parterres, rock gardens, and many more garden rooms and horticultural specimens. Along with the ornamental perennials, you'll also find annual beds and seasonal displays.
Hours: Daily dawn-dusk
1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703 608-261-4000
DOWNTOWN. Hugging Lake Monona in the midst of downtown Madison, this impressive structure was designed by Frank Lloyd...
DOWNTOWN. Hugging Lake Monona in the midst of downtown Madison, this impressive structure was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1938, although it wasn't approved and completed until 1997. Even then, it wasn't without controversy, and although the exterior remained true to Wright's design, the interior was reworked by a Wright protege. These days, the sweeping structure is a study of circles, arcs, and framed vistas, and it bridges the space between the lake and the State Capitol. Rooftop gardens distinguish the building, which offers ample space for meetings, conventions, and special gatherings. Tours explore architecture and construction details and last approximately one hour.
Center Daily 8am-5pm
Tours Daily 1pm
Payment Methods: Visa , Master Card , Discover , American Express , Diner's Club
3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704 608-246-4550
EAST. Named for Michael Olbrich, a local attorney dedicated to the proliferation of parks and public lands in Madison,...
EAST. Named for Michael Olbrich, a local attorney dedicated to the proliferation of parks and public lands in Madison, this park arose as a result of Olbrich's own personal and financial commitment. Over the years, land was reclaimed and developed until, today, the park boasts both outdoor venues and a dramatic glass conservatory filled with tropical specimens. Ten themed gardens define the outdoor space, including ones devoted to roses, hostas, wildflowers, herbs, and perennials. An authentic Thai pavilion adds a note of Asian beauty to the grounds. Admission is cash only; gift shop accepts Visa and Mastercard.
Hours: Apr - Sep Daily 8am-8pm Oct Daily 9am-6pm Nov - Mar Daily 9am-4pm
Payment Methods: Cash Only