University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum


University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

1207 Seminole Highway, Madison

Opening hours

Monday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Tel: +1 608-263-7888



  •  5.0 Stars written by L Zebell

    Lovely for hikes. The horticultural area has a huge variety of trees that are tagged so you can learn what they are. I always have a relaxing time - just wear shoes you don't mind getting muddy in the springtime!

  •  5.0 Stars written by Kristina Femal

    Lovely area with great trails! We went on one off the busiest days (full parking lots) but still didn't see many people on the trails since it's so massive!

  •  5.0 Stars written by Nick Wilkes

    A city treasure, the Arboretum is Madison's version of Central Park. Unlike Central Park, the "Arb" is located southwest of downtown but still within easy reach by bike. The grounds include representative samples of all Wisconsin's natural ecosystems, with evergreen and hardwoord forests, tallgrass prairies, oak savannas and various wetlands. In addition, the formal arboretum includes tree and shrub specimens from around the world. There is something for everyone here; cyclists, hikers, strollers and even very sedentary folk will find a way to enjoy nature. Adventuresome folks might enjoy finding the tunnel under the Beltline to reach the super-secret south area of the Arboretum, which hosts another great collection of trails and views.

  •  5.0 Stars written by Oksana Jac

    Beutiful place for walks, meditation and outdoor sports activities. Specially good visiting during a week when it's quiet and not so crowded.

  •  5.0 Stars written by Debaditya Chatterjee

    Amazing place to jog or ride a bike. If you're lucky you can spot turkeys roaming freely!

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