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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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650 wooded acres offer protection from noisy urban areas!

Tyler Arboretum is filled with kid-friendly treats! A butterfly house, gnome families, curvy and natural woodland tiny houses to savor, tree houses, wild meadow mazes, vegetable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Trinidad, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Tyler Arboretum is filled with kid-friendly treats! A butterfly house, gnome families, curvy and natural woodland tiny houses to savor, tree houses, wild meadow mazes, vegetable garden, plenty of benches and tree-stump seating to entice and give the adults a break. A groupon coupon was a deal for two adults and two children. Two hours could easily have turned into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the Tyler Arboretum. We caught an 80 degree day with a nice breeze in the middle of August! It was very sunny, but many of the trails are well shade. Indeed, in this garden, old (and healthy) towering trees proliferate. There are five “ Pennsylvania state champion” trees in the arboretum (larges certified trees of... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I always wanted to take my boys to this place so when I saw a groupon for $22 for 2 adults/3kids I bought it right away. We tried to arrive early to beat the crowds, summer camps, and the heat. I was happy to see a good portion of everything we did was shaded. My boys just loved running the... More 

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We took advantage of a Groupon for 2 adults and 3 children this past weekend. Arriving a little after opening was a great idea because it gave my 2 children total access to the grounds where they could enjoy all the great tree houses and gardens. The picnic area was nice and clean, with plenty of shaded areas to enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

As members of Winterthur, we get reciprocal admission to the Tyler Arboretum and visited it for the first time today. It is definitely worth a visit, especially if you have children. There weren't as many flowers in bloom as somewhere like Longwood Gardens, but there were tons of beautiful trees and plants. They had lots of different treehouses and tunnels... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I was impressed by the creative tree houses, butterfly house, crooked house, old trees and plants and the great smell of lilacs. Great place for kids to explore, some paved roads loved the wood chip trails and the replica house built by Thoreau was amazing to see the cost of materials he used to built his cabin.

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jerseyshore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

This was a lovely find near Riddley Creek State Park. Admission was $11 per adult. It was an enchanting property with a collection of interesting tree houses and a butterfly house. A child's delight and for those young at heart with an appreciation of nature. Volunteers answered questions about the metamorphosis process. Nice trails and a maze area with turtles... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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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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