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Morris Arboretum

Address: 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone Number: +1 215-247-5777
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Ranked #20 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational...
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Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

You can wander, but take the tour with a docent or tour guide to really get the most on the history and context of the installations. Then wander on your own.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were just there with our 5 and 3 year old grandkids to see the trains. It is really a great show. It was cold outside, so we didn't stay long, but we all enjoyed it. The 'Tree Adventure' was closed when we were there, but that and other features would be worth it on a nice day.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We love it. We went there a couple of times there though it is quite a trip for us. Beautiful, neatly organized with various activities. And the train exhibit is outstanding. Our whole family enjoys it.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our daughter requested that we accompany her and our 4 year old grandson on a visit to the Morris Arboretum. We were greeted warmly and helped to select a membership in the reception area and gift shop. The staff was knowledgeable and kind. We enjoyed strolling among the many varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers there. A special treat for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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733 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A beautiful space but heavily overpriced for non members. While it was a lovely, quiet November walk, the entrance fee was a shock--especially in the off-season.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You can be immersed in nature at a variety of levels. Great exhibits, imaginative creative perspectives and wonderful ways to enter nature for a rich experience.

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A must see if visiting this area , close to Chestnut area of the city of Philadelphia and near Plymouth Meeting ,Pa. EXCELLENT Place to visit , you will Not be disappointed , lot to learn, see & do very educational for the kids ......HIGHLY RECOMMEND to visit , just a magnificent setting of nature ....

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My step son had his wedding here in September 2014. Unfortunately it rained that day, but the venue is spectacular. We had already visited when they were planning the event. The day of the wedding everything was great, especially, Bob the waiter. He took good care of the bride and groom. My only complaint was the lady in the gift... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We are members of the Arboretum but never get there enough. Last weekend, old friends visited from Washington, D.C. And we decided to take advantage of the cloudy but pleasant weather for a walk. It was a little busy, with a wedding and some charitable event, but as you move beyond the parking lot you quickly get lost in the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I suppose it's a nice enough park...and the garden railroad is interesting. But the admission fee is way too high. You'd be much better off going to Longwood Gardens if you are interested in botanical gardens.

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