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Morris Arboretum

100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Ranked #18 of 284 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: The Morris Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit for those who love trees, plants, beautiful landscapes and interesting sculpture.  The grounds are... more »
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Bethesda, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This arboretum is assoociated with Penn and the level of excellence you would expect is very evident. Tree, plant and floral exhibits are very impressive and are cmplimented by beautiful fountains. Seasonal model train exhibits operate from time to time.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

As members of our own botanical garden we were able to Visit free with their reciprocal agreement. We enjoyed their collection of trees especially "Oak Allee" . We also enjoyed the log cabin and the train garden. While most flowers were past prime the garden was a joy to stroll the paved garden grounds. Take your time and find time... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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227 reviews 227 reviews
47 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very disappointed in our visit; considering the fees that are charged there was not very much in bloom; we have more roses in bloom in our backyard garden, then were in bloom in the Rose Garden. Since we live in the country and have our own gardens I guess we expected more. Will not return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I love the garden.. Walk for 4-5 hours inside the park. I had a wonderful time. Don't forget to use student discount. You can even park outside the garden and walk inside to avoid paying for parking.

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morrisarboretum, Manager at Morris Arboretum, responded to this review

Hi Tina, Thanks for your nice review. We're so glad you had an enjoyable visit. For future visits please note that parking at the Arboretum is free! We apologize if this was not made clear at the entrance. In times when parking may be full, we offer half-price admission to those who bike or walk in. Hope you'll come visit... More

Pennington, New Jersey, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I took our 2 kids (ages 6 and 4 here) on a recent summer holiday weekend and we all had a great time. My kids LOVED the "out on a limb" feature which allowed them to walk through the canopy of trees, scramble around (safely) on nets dozens of feet above the ground, and play in an... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A fantastic destination for all ages (had to pry my young nephew away after hours -- he loved following their map, stamping his passport throughout, great kid activity; and loved going off-paved path to explore). Café is a bit rough -- big ten tops you awkwardly perch at with your small group -- and the food set-up seems non-existent however,... More

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great place for a pleasant afternoon walk. Our visit started off with a very friendly and helpful lady at the membership booth who gave us a map. She circled good things to see and told us distances for a couple of different routes. She also gave us information on other good places to visit in the area.... More

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Lakewood, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

nice gardens, not that much in bloom though. seems like mostly trees, more than flowers. was pleasant but nothing special.

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Northridge, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Got there late having only one hour to see what we could and in the visitors center/gift shop asked where we could see the most flowers in our short time there. The lovely lady was so helpful in circling numbers 3,5 and 8 and we were amazed that we could walk to all three within the hour including getting back... More

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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have taken any number of trips to Morris Arboretum, and have always had an enjoyable experience. It is very "kid-friendly" with the always-popular Garden Railway train display, and during the summer months there are children's concerts scheduled on a regular basis. There is also a "children's treehouse" which my grandkids love to visit. Puts you right up in the... More

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