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Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Stroll 16 acres of outdoor gardens, including a 2-acre Rose Garden (left) that showcases hardy shrub varieties in a space inspired by Wisconsin native Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie style. Other outdoor gardens include a Perennial Garden, a Sunken Garden and an Herb Garden.
While you're at Madison's Olbrich Botanical Gardens, be sure to see the Thai Pavilion, crafted without nails or screws by Thai artisans. Also, the Bolz Conservatory features exotic plants, flowers, orchids, birds and a waterfall. Special events include a popular summer butterfly show. (608) 246-4550; olbrich.org