University of Wisconsin Arboretum

Rachel Hershberger

This 1260-acre outdoor ecology laboratory provides examples of major plant communities in the Midwest.

Hours of Operation

Arboretum trails and the Visitor Center parking lot are open year-round from 7am to 10pm. Other Arboretum parking lots are open from dawn to dusk. Our Visitor Center is open weekdays from 9:30am–4pm and weekends from 12:30-4pm. (excluding holidays).


There are 2 main vehicular entries: north where McCaffery Dr, N Wingra Dr, and S Mills St intersect and south is north of the beltline(Hwy 12) at the intersection of McCaffery Dr and Seminole Highway.

Natural Attractions Type

  • Arboretum/Botanical