We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Morton Arboretum

Address: 4100 Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
Phone Number: +1 630-719-2400
Website
Improve this listing
94%
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Lisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Only 25 miles west of Chicago, there's something for everyone in all four seasons at The Morton...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: Only 25 miles west of Chicago, there's something for everyone in all four seasons at The Morton Arboretum. Whether you seek a quiet hike in the woods or an active family day out, The Morton Arboretum offers a wide variety of fun activities, events, tours, and classes for all ages and interests. Here you'll find an oasis of 16 miles of hiking trails and nine miles of paved roads, perfect for hiking, running, biking or just exploring. From a guided tour on an open-air tram, to the award-winning Children's Garden and Maze Garden, to outdoor summer concerts, to lunch in The Ginkgo Room restaurant overlooking Meadow Lake, the Arboretum is a unique place to explore, discover, escape, and connect with trees and nature.

Hotels near Morton Arboretum

Write a Review

361 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    273
    67
    16
    4
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Spring, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

For our first time to cross-country ski, we chose Morton Arboretum. The trails were well laid out and gave everyone options for shorter or longer treks. Very beginner trails and mostly flat. Rentals for both cross country and snow shoeing were available on site and reasonable priced. Check out was easy and the personnel assisting us were very helpful and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Go for a run, with about a million trees at your side, finish off with a bite to eat at the Cafe, what more could you ask for?..... This place is a major 10- over the charts- incredible!!.......

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We love the Morton Arboretum in the summer! We were not overly impressed with the Christmas lights...prefer the Lincoln Park Zoo! But spring, summer & fall here is the best!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Illinois
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
65 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went to see the lights for the Holidays. It was beautiful. We were very happy we had a Groupon for the occasion because it is expensive to pay a visit unless you are a member

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Illumination of Lights is a must! We went on a very cold night and the warming fires throughout the trail were a welcome site. The lights are incredible! You can go as fast or slow as you want, I highly recommend taking your time and enjoy it! This will be a yearly adventure!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Morton Arboretum is a one-of-a-kind place in the Chicago suburbs. I go whenever the opportunity arises, which isn't nearly often enough! I generally wait for a Groupon to go on sale or take advantage of their free admission on Thanksgiving Day. A great way to connect with nature and even art. Beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Illinois
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Our family had never been to the holiday Illumination, but I am so glad that we went! There is a walking path that we followed that is about 1 mile in length. It was a cold evening, so we dressed warmly. But it was very nice to see that they had warming stations along the way-either a fire pit or... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have been to Arboretums on the east and west coast but this was my first in the midwest. It was very mid western in its personality, lovely trees and meadows but nothing over the top, or trying to stand out. Nature was looking well, natural, not groomed or sculpted or trained to behave. The cafe was good, a nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
USA
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went here just after Christmas on a Saturday night. It was really cold out, and windy. Had to go anyway, and so glad that we did! The walk is about 1 mile long along a trail that meanders through the Arboretum. Most completed the walk in 60-90 minutes. Trees are beautifully lit all along the way. There are several stops... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Appleton, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
62 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went to see the winter light show but found the it sold out when arriving at 7pm. From the exterior looks like it was very well done and wish they would have had more admissions available as we were just passing through. Friends had attended a week before and raved about the quality of the light display.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Morton Arboretum also viewed

Wheaton, DuPage County
Lombard, DuPage County
 
Oak Brook, DuPage County
Wheaton, DuPage County
 

Been to Morton Arboretum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Morton Arboretum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?