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Morris Arboretum

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Address: 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone Number: +1 215-247-5777
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Description: Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public...
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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Thanks So Much U Penn

I'm always so grateful for those outdoor spaces that are wonderfully and lovingly preserved. The Morris Arboretum, supported by the sturdily endowed University of Pennsylvania and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I'm always so grateful for those outdoor spaces that are wonderfully and lovingly preserved. The Morris Arboretum, supported by the sturdily endowed University of Pennsylvania and backing up to the Wissahickon is a mix of easy short trails and longer ones. The educational signs, guide pamphlets and staff fulfill the teaching mission of this arboretum as do the special exhibits... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It's a pleasant walk through the gardens; you forget you are within the city limits of Philadelphia. Activities for children and,in the summer, evening concerts. It's free on National Garden Day in May....just go to Better Homes and Gardens website to obtain a ticket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My husband of 54 years and I walked the arboretum almost 60 years ago. We haven't been back since and now it will be harder to navigate, but we look forward to our return. Perhaps next spring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Morris had something for everyone. When my kids were little ( 25 some years ago) we were here weekly wondering the paths and running across the fields and exploring the statues and gardens. Now my grandchildren visit the tree house, the oak allee and the trains. So much has changed and do much has stayed the same

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Will still smell as sweet but you absolutely MUST check out the rose garden here. Morris Arboretum is beautiful & immaculately maintained. Flowers, trees & shrubs are beautiful. Some of my favorite places are 1) rose garden, 2) the pavillion with the swans, 3) there are trees that the branches hang low it's a little hide out & 4) the... More 

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Our family (of three generations) enjoy this easy-walking park. The kiddies love to revisit the permanent (actvities) and experience the special exhibits throughout the arboretum (whether they are benches, insects, or trains). We have visited during different seasons of the year and have never been disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I went to the Morris Arboretum on a whim on a warm October afternoon with my 14 year old sister, and we absolutely loved it. It's like a visit to the Victorian era in the old rose garden, and the green house feels like a visit to a little Jurassic Park (complete with little dinosaur figurines!). The entire estate is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Visited in winter. It's nice place. There are a lot of nature inspiration staff. I plan to visit rose garden in spring and summer. There is an amusement mini railroad in the garden - good for kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

a huge arboretum that is more estate-like than expected. Varied offerings plant-wise from exotics to locals. Beautiful trees, nice small hilly areas, well maintained. Good for extended walks, a nice feeling of isolation.

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you have a few hours, this is a great place to walk the trails. It has a wonderful train layout for kids and grown-ups alike. The tree specimens are wonderful, as are the flowers in bloom. It covers quite a lot of land and you can explore much of the sights without retracing your tracks. Allow at least 2... More 

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