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Tyler Arboretum

Address: 515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063
Phone Number: 610-566-9134
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Media
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Attraction details
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Very cool place to go and explore with the kids. Theres activities once the weather gets warm for the kids and they also have 20 plus miles of hiking trails adjacent to Ridley creek state park. The only reason i didn't give a 5 star is they don't allow dogs so I cant hike with my buddy:(

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Kingston, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

While visiting relatives we had the pleasure of visiting the arboretum. A true delight with dedicated knowledgeable staff. We were especially pleased to find pawpaw trees in flower. Looking forward to a return visit in the fall to see the colours and fruit and nuts.

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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 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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