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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
Description: Guided tours are offered of the arboretum's 1,700 and 30,000 plants.
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Lisle, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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Chicago
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45 reviews 45 reviews
45 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Perhaps a bit harsh. However, after today's visit, my feelings towards Morton Arboretum have undergone a full 180. I used to visit once or twice a year for some peaceful walks through the woods. There was enough botanical and geographical variety to keep the surroundings interesting and invigorating. Not today, though. One piece of advice: do NOT visit on an... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I live close to the Chicago Botanic Garden and never really thought about going to the Morton Arboretum. Silly me. What a gorgeous place! It was a little too crowded but it's October and I guess we all want to enjoy the last "warm" and colorful days. Worth the visit. If you like birds like me, I saw at least... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

First time here was for the Fall Colors 5K. So vast, peaceful and serene, even with thousands of people there for the race, Look forward to returning soon to explore more!

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Morton Arboretum is a wonderfully place to enjoy nature regardless of the time of year. In spring, the daffodils and trees are blooming. In winter you can rent cross country skiis and comfortably travel through a wonderland, where you feel very safe. Summar always has something going on thats fun, or you can rent a bike or travel the... More

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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I rode around for an hour on a clear autumn day, before driving to the airport for a long flight home - taking that hour was well worth it.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Only spent a couple hours but would have loved to have spent more time exploring. The maze is really fun not just for kids. Would have liked more time to spend exploring.

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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Every time I return to visit my Chicagoland friends I try to visit this Arboretum. Countless people write reviews about the grounds - and all true - so I'll skip that part. The restaurant that over looks the ground is excellent and I could spend hours in the gift shop. If I didn't live 600 miles away I'd join just... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Once inside Morton Arboretum you feel like you are a Garden Of Paradise and not just minutes away from Chicago's City Limits. The nature trails and floral areas are meticulously groomed and presented with prefect proportions. The restaurant on the grounds overlook a patch of grounds that are guaranteed to relax and refresh you.

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Wisconsin Dells
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place has it all. A superb arboretum with hundreds of different plants, flowers and trees. My children love the garden especially designed for them. Very kid friendly, all senses are highlighted. Tree bridges, tadpole ponds, fountains, streams and all waiting to be discovered by your little ones. Fun for all ages really! :o) There tram tour is great and... More

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