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Morton Arboretum

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Address: 4100 Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
Phone Number: +1 630-719-2400
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Description: Only 25 miles west of Chicago, there's something for everyone in all four...
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.
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Went for the Theater among the trees

Spent a lovely afternoon at the Arboretum watching a production of The Man in the Iron Mask through Theater-Hikes. Lovely setting. Also saw the Nature Connect exhibit along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Spent a lovely afternoon at the Arboretum watching a production of The Man in the Iron Mask through Theater-Hikes. Lovely setting. Also saw the Nature Connect exhibit along the Meadow Lake. It was an amazing day. Lovely scenery and great people to help out when needed.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very accommodating and the walking trails are great. Plenty of parking. Had not been here in about 15 years and much has changed. Might be expensive for large families though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place was great! Go early so you have time to see everything! Pack snacks, bug spray, sun screen, and the camera! They have a children's garden that has little areas to play in like a pirate ship and a little stream where the kids can put their feet in. They have different trails that are paved and unpaved. They... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As a member of the arboretum, I typically take advantage of some of the activites they have. The last one I went to was "passport to Europe" where they brought in performers (dance, music) on multiple stages. It was a liesurely way to spend the day. Most of the activity occurs in summer, although going there in spring and fall... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you live in the greater Chicago Area, get a membership. If you're visiting Chicago, take the 45-minute drive for a day of natural bliss. We visited with a family of seniors, other adults, teens, tweens, preschoolers and toddlers. We had 5 hrs and we had a blast. There were bicycle rentals for any age (tandems,too!); walking trails with well-labelled... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have a membership and visit many times a year. The maze and children's garden is a treat that our grandchildren never get tired of. We have been going with them since they were barely able to walk. They are now 6 and 7 and they are still excited to go. Lots of things to climb on appropriate for kids... More 

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Roselle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

One of my favorite places to go see autumn colors! You can drive through the arboretum at a slow pace if you go during the week when the crowds are lighter, or park and get out and stroll the grounds, there's plenty of hiking trails and it's the perfect place to take your camera and get some terrific nature shots!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As tempting as it is to go straight to the trails, for first time visitors, take some time for the Visitors Center. Not to be missed: the Maze. Even without having children with us, we enjoyed the Children's areas...really top notch.

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Lisle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We take every visitor who has the time to the Arboretum. They not only have intricate walking trails but many gardens with timely bloom's through out the landscape. There is a guided tour available via a mobile tram that can take you to points of interest or you can drive your own vehicle over more than three miles of one... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is amazing. We have been bringing our kids here for a couple of years now. They kids love the children's area. There are lots of things for the kids to do. On the 4th of July, we decided to bring our bikes and take a ride around the Arboretum. We had never biked here before so decided to... More 

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Additional Information about Morton Arboretum

Address: 4100 Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
Phone Number: +1 630-719-2400
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lisle
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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