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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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Great place to explore, relax, bike, hike and get married

Can't wait to go back and explore more! Attended an 11:00 am wedding outside with reception following in the education center. It was such a beautiful setting and wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Can't wait to go back and explore more! Attended an 11:00 am wedding outside with reception following in the education center. It was such a beautiful setting and wonderful venue. It was a beautiful scenic drive through the arboretum. Look forward to going back and hiking one of the trails. During summer they have outdoor movies and other special events.... More 

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Devils Tower, Wyoming
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is too cool, just dress warm. The lights are sometimes interactive...sometimes not but the whole family will enjoy a walk through the property and viewing the incredible light shows. There are plenty of opportunities to warm up...sometimes next to an open fire. Bring the entire family, but be sure to purchase tickets in advance because they do sell out.

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I am fortunate to live close enough to the Arboretum to have a membership, and visit quite frequently. Regardless of the time of year, there is always something to see. Of course, Spring is probably the best with the trees coming into greenery, and the Daffodil Glade is a CANNOT MISS. There is plenty for the entire family to see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I have always enjoyed this by for a short respite from the big city. Not far from Chicago and just a lovely spot. I was starting to go yesterday to find out that the two of us would have to pay a total of $28 just to drive around the forest. $14 per adult and $12 each for children. While... More 

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Westmont, Illinois
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This attaction is beautiful. I went to the special Illumination event and it was great. Loads of fun for families, adults and couples. It was a bit chilly but they had roaring fires periodically to warm up.

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Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

There are so many ways to enjoy this huge park-like Arboretum. There is a tour trolley of all the areas. Drivers give an informative tour and are very friendly. There is plenty of hiking for every level with every variety of meadow/forest you could think of. Also there were "pond" parks which were being used by families/childre

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Wonderful place with interesting variation in elevation and landscaping during a bike ride around the arboretum. Restaurant has a great view of a lake. So peacful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I work and live about 30 minutes away from the Arboretum, and it is my sanctuary where I can forget about any troubles on my mind. There are endless trails, and I've walked just about most of them. You forget that you're in civilization, and can easily become in tune with nature and the universe. The grounds are beautiful and... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Was quite lucky to visit on a beautiful day of mild weather. Tour of the collections and natural area and east and west side. Lots of beautiful trees. Even without leaves, they are striking and beautiful, in an interesting and intriguing way. Maybe even more so because you can really see their shape and form. The quality of the organization... More 

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Spring, Texas
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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 

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