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Tyler Arboretum

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Address: 515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063
Phone Number: 610-566-9134
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Beautiful and lots to see!

My grandchildren love to go there to see the tree houses and especially love Pumpkin Days! Staff is wonderful and many things to do and see!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Media, Pennsylvania
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Media, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My grandchildren love to go there to see the tree houses and especially love Pumpkin Days! Staff is wonderful and many things to do and see!

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philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Tyler Arb has some of the oldest specimens of European trees in the New World, planted by the Painter Brothers, friends of John Bartram. This small gem of formal garden and woodland is tucked away beside Ridley Creek State Park. There are often activities for children that help them stay contented while adults absorb the beauty. There are lots... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We got a Groupon deal to go here and were very pleasantly surprised! There was so much to look at and enjoy including several ponds with wildlife, treehouses, trails, and of course trees and plants. After walking the grounds, eating our picnic lunch, and walking the grounds some more, we tried the 2 mile Dismal Run Trail (which was much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I love exploring the different kinds of trees and flowers that tyler arboretum has to offer in addition to its access to hiking trails. So many old ruins secretly tucked away throughout the grounds- makes for an adventure each time since you never know what youll find while exploring! The have a treehouse exhibit which is great for kids :)

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PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I wanted to bring my 5 and 2 year old niece/nephew to Tyler and was first of all surprised at the cost - a small fortune for what was less than a 2 hour adventure. Some exhibits weren't open, treehouses in need of repair, trails not make for strollers which made it challenging. Unless your kids are really into nature... More 

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Northern NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We wish we had known that the butterfly house doesn't open until the Summer as that was our primary reason for stopping. Even though we were disappointed to miss the butterflies, we still had a really nice time. We visited today 2015-05-03 after church and lunch and a stop at an arboretum on the way (see our other reviews). The... More 

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south river, n.j.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Spent a wonderful day at this arboretum. Exceptional treehouses and play houses for the little ones. Paved walking paths for the older generation, and a wide variety of hiking trails for those in between. The flowering trees were in bloom, but June must be awesome when the rhododendrem forest is at it's peak!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

An extraordinary nature preserve and arboretum where human hands have created a magnificent garden with a very light touch. Aesthetically and visually, Longwood represents one end of the continuum - regimented arrangements, straight lines, many kinds of bright, flowering plants - while Tyler is on the opposite end of the continuum wiith undulating landscape, whimsy, sweeps of trees and plants... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went there in winter and, even it's not the best season to visit it, we enjoyed it very much. It is the sort of place where you can roam around and lose yourself. The place it's huge so make sure you spend a good couple of hours there. Good map and detailed info provided.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had a wonderful experience during the above showcase but Tyler offers much year around. Stone buildings date back to the original Tyler family. A must for enjoying the outdoors

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Additional Information about Tyler Arboretum

Address: 515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063
Phone Number: 610-566-9134
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Media
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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