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Tyler Arboretum

515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063
610-566-9134
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Media
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Originally was going to Ridley creek state park but saw this was next door and had unique things that we decided to go here instead. We have 4 yr old and twin 2 yr olds. This was great place for them. Got to climb on tree houses and wander around. Was sort of like outdoor jungle gym. We didn't even... More

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

So, we were perusing the grounds and came upon a fence, looked at our map and it looked like it would be a short cut to the maze.... NOT. An hour later feeling lost, tired and thirsty we came upon human life who told us the maze was back where we came from. We didn't finish touring the grounds so... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Of course we traveled to Tyler to see the treehouses. But we found so much more. This is an easy walking park, with both paved, wooded, and grassy trails. Your day could be as strenuous or easy as you wanted. The kids had such a great time exploring the tree houses and we found many hidden fairies. This was an... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a fun afternoon with our 8 month old. The shade of the trees was appreciated as we hunted for tree houses. The fairy garden was darling. Take a few hours to walk around and relax.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is my favorite arboretum in the Philadelphia area. Yes, the trees are beautiful, and the walks are great. But the treehouses (interesting to young and old) are so much fun, they make the park unique, so glad they kept them up after the initial exhibition. You don't have to climb to enjoy them, and if memory serves me, you... More

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West Chester
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautiful property with 650 contiguous acres and 17 miles of hiking trails. The Arboretum’s collections include rare plant specimens, ancient trees and historic buildings. Walks are on level trails, and there are quiet trails away from the crowds as well as the more populated trails where families tend to visit, because of the unusual tree houses constructed throughout. The only... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've lived near here for over 10 years and never visited. I chaperoned a field trip and learned what I've been missing! The grounds, of course, are gorgeous. I learned so much history and so much about trees and plants. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and good with the kids. I'll definitely go back to see what else... More

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was our first visit to Tyler Arboretum. My fiancé and I love botanical gardens and being in the outdoors. I had read the reviews and knew we shouldn't expect the caliber of a Longwood Gardens but we were still a little disappointed. There were plenty of walking trails but a lot of the areas appeared to be overgrown. We... More

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Washington, DC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Not as many formal gardens as say Longwood (and more trails vs paths so recommend sneakers vs open toed shoes). Lots to see, very well maintained and can be done in a few hours if you don't take any of the trails outside the fenced in area.

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Philadelphia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a wonderful site for the whole family. The tree houses are fun and enjoyable for all ages. I took my 2 year old and he loved running the trails and climbing into each house. Note for really little ones: this is not a place for strollers.

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