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Morris Arboretum

100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
+1 215-247-5777
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Ranked #21 of 302 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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28 attraction reviews
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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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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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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Middletown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I attended a wedding this past weekend at the Morris Arboretum and it was a such a beautiful venue even in the rain! We were able to walk out in the tree adventure pathway and admire all of the gorgeous trees and wildlife as well. The room had some really extraordinary photography on the walls as well. We loved being... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We are members and visit often. The ever changing special exhibits are wonderful. Holiday time is great fun with the railroad. Great place to pack a lunch and picnic.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My first to Morris Arboretum was many years when my photographer for my wedding suggested that we go there to have pictures taken. Excellent choice! The place is just great, relaxing & beautiful. The rose gardens in full bloom is a sight to see & just the grounds are taken care of & beautiful! Around the holidays last December, they... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The grounds were beautiful! Quick tip, though, they don't have a great cafe, so packing a picnic is highly suggested! You can eat anywhere in the arboretum.

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