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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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A real don't miss, great for couples or families. Wheelchair friendly

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Sandra J
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Michigan
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Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Go for a run, with about a million trees at your side, finish off with a bite to eat at the Cafe, what more could you ask for?..... This place is a major 10- over the charts- incredible!!.......

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We love the Morton Arboretum in the summer! We were not overly impressed with the Christmas lights...prefer the Lincoln Park Zoo! But spring, summer & fall here is the best!

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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