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Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
630 719 2400
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Lisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: Guided tours are offered of the arboretum's 1,700 and 30,000 plants.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It was my second visit to the Morton Arboretum and it was just as peaceful and energizing as my first! This visit was in early November and although most fall color was gone it was just as beautiful for a walk, run, or hike! My first visit was in winter and snow covered landscape provided a different yet equally inspiring... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Tram ride was enjoyable for the scenery except the guide spoke to us like we were on third grade and there were no kids on the tram (annoying)

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

In 20 years of living north of Chicago, never gave much thought to visiting the arboretum because the Chicago Botanic is closer. My mom came to visit from out of state and we went in mid October. Wow, no idea what I had been missing season after season! The fall leaves were in full color, the glass pumpkin festival was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was my 1st time there. Had no idea it cost so much,would have been good if going for a whole day-we went for like 2.5 hours & lunch. Was with my 89 yr old father & my 77 yr old aunt. I'm also disabled with problems walking & fibromyalgia. It wasn't too bad of a walk when my father... More

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Lisle, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is such an amazing place to visit in the fall. There is such meticulous attention to detail in the various gardens. I especially love the Children's garden. The walking trails are so beautiful and peaceful. There is a good variety of terrain for biking, too. Enjoyed the fanciful scarecrows around the lake, as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I love this place. We hike the trail every weekend and the view is magnificent! Beautiful color even in the late fall. There are different length of trails and they are all easy to hike. We enjoy our time here and got recharged after a busy working week. It is a place for any age to get... More

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chicaog, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Changes with the seasons, so there is always something new to do. The upcoming illuminations is great for families. Attended last year and the kids loved it. The best deal is a season pass if you are close enough to visit often.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Spent an afternoon of on again, off again drizzle at the Morton recently. Second visit, years apart. Just as salt livens food, so salt (or the $$$ earned from the sale of it) also livens our need for good botanical display and research. This expansive collection of plants was a gift to the world from salt magnate Joy Morton. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Maybe October isn't the best time to visit the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. It seems everyone wants to soak in the changing autumn colors because it almost felt like attending a tailgate party on a Sunday at Soldier Field, too crowded. Not so the first time I visited the 1,700 acres of gardens of various plant types and collections of... More

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Lisle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Morton Arboretum is awesome to visit anytime of the year but if you haven't visited during fall you are really missing out. The colors and the tree selection/diversity are the best in the area. Its also a very family friendly place with a special large christens garden full of outdoor activities.

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