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