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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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Morton Arboretum is wonderful, we live close so we've rode our bikes through there, the colors of the trees are awesome in the fall, and the scarecrow fest in Oct is really neat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Morton Arboretum is wonderful, we live close so we've rode our bikes through there, the colors of the trees are awesome in the fall, and the scarecrow fest in Oct is really neat! They have a Children's Garden where the kids can play in the water and there is a large tree house from them the climb on.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Took two teenagers and one 9-year-old to see the Lego Nature exhibit. The Arboretum was beautifully planted and tended. We enjoyed using the map to find all 13 of the Lego sculptures. The kids each got a small prize for finding the "hidden" minifig head. (Clue--it is not very hidden and is the size of a cookie jar!) I haven't... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The children's garden is so unique. Spring with the dogwoods and daffodils blooming is spectacular. And the Christmas light display is unforgettable. The Arboretum offers a different experience all year round, so unique no matter where you are from.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Morton Arboretum is one of our family's favorite places for an outing. The childen's garden is absolutely beautiful. I love how it is designed for adventure and exploration while surrounding us with natural beauty.

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Lemont, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to walk and unwind or bike the beautiful scenic paths. Picnic or take a tour guide's stroll.

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Belvidere, Illinois, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Morton is a wonderful place to explore nature, learn about plants, or just relax and enjoy being outside. Well-marked paths make it easy to wander the expansive grounds. Tram rides and bike rentals offer more options for exploring. The children's garden is amazing. Gingko restaurant is a great place to meet for lunch or coffee. The gift shop is... More 

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Willowbrook
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We are members so we visit often. It's beautiful in every season. They offer some great programs, Holiday Light show and the Theater Hikes are fun. Nice gift shop too.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Such a lovely attraction, especially in the fall when trees turn colors. Amazing collection from around the world. Interesting cultural programs, and stunning grounds.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This place is what you picture in fairy tales, everything is beautiful. Perfect place to take a walk and clear your mind. Great for families, couples and weddings! Be careful though, when it is sunny, it can become very hot. So bring lots of water to stay hydrated.

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There is simply nothing to dislike about the Morton Arboretum. This venue is family-friendly, relaxing, and meditative if that's something you're looking for. With their current Lego-displays and beautiful grounds, you can't go wrong with a day spent visiting this visual delight. Children of all ages will enjoy the stroll through the grounds and finally a stop at the restaruant... More 

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