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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
66 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A beautiful place to escape the busy city streets and get back to nature. The Arboretum covers a large amount of land and each section is equally beautiful, with lakes, water falls, bush walks, or just to sit back and enjoy the view. This was a photographers dream with all the daffodils out in bloom, I wish I could visit... More

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Frankfort, Indiana, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

For the price of admission ($11 per person) we expected to drive through a well cared for landscape. Instead, things were kind of growing wild and disorganized. Would have been nicer if they had a movie showing highlights of the facility. Would not recommend to friends.

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IL USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We come to the arboretum at least once a year--mainly in the beginning of June so the kids can catch tadpoles (the tadpoles typically hatch the end of May/beginning of June). It is a beautiful area and there are lots of places for the kids to run around and explore. It is pricey to get in but worth coming to... More

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Modesto, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great place for young and old. programs are varied and caters to all levels of interest. Love how the vegetation is grouped by type or geography. 60 miles of trials to wander through and a first class cafe. It certainly exceeded my expectations.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The grounds of the Arboretum are pleasant and beautiful. A great place to get lost for a few hours of relaxation an very reasonable priced.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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297 reviews 297 reviews
47 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We walked around this lovely place with friends on Monday and then took the tram tour. Our friends had posted many pictures before but to experience it for ourselves was lovely

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Chicago, Illinois
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85 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The arboretum is huge, and there are variety of things to do. They hold special programs, such as geocaching classes, dog sled demos, etc. Lots of hiking trails. Beautiful daffodils in the spring, and beautiful colors in the fall.

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We love the Morton Arboretum so much, we keep a membership there. I love it as an outing for kids; there is so much for them to play on, but the best part is that they are playing in the middle of nature the whole time. Besides all of the really unique and fun play structures, there are rocks for... More

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Chicago
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111 reviews 111 reviews
56 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As a member for several years, I am continually amazed at the bucolic environment so close to the bustling city of Chicago. It is one of the best, most diverse bargains in the Chicago land area. The well maintained acreage is a sanctuary for outdoor activities throughout the year including walking, jogging, biking and even snowshoeing in the winter... there... More

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wheaton IL
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We are members and I encourage anyone who lives in the area to be one as well for all times of the year it's beautiful here! They have events, weddings, classes as well as just enjoying the trees, gardens, flowers all in one place. We pack a picnic or they have a cafe, Wednesday nights in summer they have wine... More

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