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Morris Arboretum

100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-247-5777
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Ranked #10 of 275 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The grounds were immaculate. The paths were laid out well. The area provided plenty of opportunity to explore nature, trees, some gardens, and sculptures. There were plenty of paved areas for strollers and wheelchairs to maneuver. The bird's nest in the Out on a Limb area was my favorite section. The staff were friendly and helpful. The Garden Railway was... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Well, i live around Philly since a month and since that i ttried to find this kind of place without succes. But i saw about this place in a train and decided to visit it.. That was really a good surprise, everything is nice, gardens, trees, little place and events, and it is huge not a little parc... I recommend... More

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