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Morton Arboretum

Address: 4100 Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
Phone Number: +1 630-719-2400
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions 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...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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

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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!

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Chicago, Illinois
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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.

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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 

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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 

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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 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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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.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went to the Illumination event/attraction for the first time on a Monday evening (12/29) when it was about 27 degrees outside. We are members and purchased our tickets online. We enjoyed the walk, the display, the beverages (for purchase) and the fairly peaceful time altogether as a family. I am glad we attended on the night we did because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We loved this! Very cool lighting effects. Nicely spaced (both lights and crowd) so that we had time to enjoy everything. Everyone here is also very friendly. You need to do this at least once.

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Sykesville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was our first visit to the Arboretum and we were treated to the Christmas display admission by family who live in the area. The night was cold but we enjoyed the "Illumination" experience. It's a lot of walking! Most of the light shows and exhibits are with colored LED spotlights. Few of the displays actually have lights on the... More 

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