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Morris Arboretum

100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-247-5777
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Ranked #12 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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NJ
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds for strolling, admiring nature, and contemplation. Tours are included in the cost of admission. The parking can be far away if you arrive late. The café has a very limited menu.

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Tasmania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The treehouse was really good and I could see how you could spend a lot it time here just chillin. The grounds are superb but the lack of a cafe during the week in April was a big drawback. It is quite a surprise to see a gift shop open and no food or drink available. With the vending machines... More

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morrisarboretum, Manager at Morris Arboretum, responded to this review

Dear Stevokid, Thank you for visiting Morris Arboretum this spring and taking the time to write a review of your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed the Tree Adventure and 'Out on a Limb' garden features. We are sorry that Compton Café was not open during your visit. We have been working diligently over the past year to complete... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are looking for somewhere to do a lot of things, this may not be the place. But if you are looking to be outdoors and somewhere peaceful, this is the place! It does seem like they do a lot of events though. I came here for the first time Saturday for the Cherry Blossom Festival but was most... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

we go spring, summer, fall and until Thanksgiving. The grounds are beautiful, educational, fun and relaxing. Plus toy trains!!!

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Bronx, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I went in the Autumn to take photos of the leaves as well as in the Spring. It's a beautiful place any time of year though. They also had an incredible rose garden. Lovely way to spend the day.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Each season provides a new experience at the Arboretum, but around the holidays you have the chance to see the Holiday Garden Railway. It is magical and loved by "kids" of all ages!

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Philadelphia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

It is beautiful. Great trains, great flowers, great little gardens, but VERY family friendly. Look around and enjoy all the small areas, trains, buildings, gift shop, but the rope tree is awesome -- I think I liked it better than my nephew!

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Irvine, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

You can get here by Metro or train but not recommended by bus. It is a nice walk around the grounds but be aware that you must walk half a mile from where the bus drops you off to get to the entrance. I am not sure how much it costs because we had to jump the fence because it... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The gardens are very large and walking the whole area would have been very difficult. However there is a golf cart with a helpful and knowledgeable driver to take people around the entire arboretum. Afterward we revisited the most interesting places and enjoyed reading the tags on the trees, bushes and plants. The air, the colors of green (not fall... More

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I have visited this arboretum many times and have enjoyed every visit, no matter what the season. Recently, I had a chance to see the arboretum in the fall and to see the incerdible array of creavity exemplified in the scarecrow contest. I have heard about the holiday Railroad display but have not seen it yet so I am looking... More

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