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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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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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33 reviews 33 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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16 reviews 16 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We visited early Spring ahead of most of the flowing vegetation on the grounds, but still appreciated the varied vegetation and natural displays through the arboretum grounds. Labeling of plants, tress and other materials are everywhere and easy to read. We walked the entire area within the deer fence on easy paved or cleared paths and all are ADA accessible... More

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Elkton, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Wonderful hiking trails, places for children to explore, plenty of space to just roam or sit and observe nature.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

It is a natural garden with some historic structures. It would be a great place for kids if you go through the tree house loop - a tree houses are a great attraction. 2 hrs is enough to walk through the paths, add on for tree houses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Tyler Arboretum located in Delaware County PA is a beautiful place to visit. I have been there many many many times over the years. As an adult, it is still one of my most favorite places to go. There is always something going on there, so make sure to check their calendar to see what event is taking place... More

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