Looking for something unique to do on a Sunday afternoon? How about a scenic narrated Badger Trolley tour through the UW Arboretum with your family? Best of all, it’s free! Tours begin at the Visitor Center and last approximately 45 minutes. See what’s in bloom in Longenecker Gardens, view prairies and woodlands in spring color and learn more about the Arboretum’s history and purpose. The next two tour dates are Sunday, May 8 at 1pm – 3pm (just in time for Mother’s Day) and Sunday, May 15 at 1pm – 3pm.
Although the tours are free, passengers need to pick up a ticket inside the Arboretum Visitor Center prior to the tour. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. The Badger Trolley has heat and air conditioning and holds approximately 44 passengers. The Arboretum Visitor Center is open from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on weekends.
More about the UW Arboretum
Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin.
More about Badger Trolleys owned by Badger Bus
Badger Bus is a 90-year-old family-owned company based in Madison, WI. They offer daily bus service to/from Madison and Milwaukee for students, commuters and families. Rent one of their buses or the Badger Trolley for weddings, family reunions or corporate events. Or, escape for the day to Chicago or Ho Chunk. Badger Bus is on Facebook – www.Facebook.com/BadgerBus and on Twitter – www.Twitter.com/BadgerBus.
By: Beth Lindorff, mother of a 19 month old and Badger Bus Marketing Manager