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Morris Arboretum

Address: 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone Number: +1 215-247-5777
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Ranked #17 of 253 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational...
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Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia
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35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Even on a bitter cold day, we had a great time seeing the trains and how they were decorated for the holidays--such lovely attention to details. We didn't even have little kids--all the adults were enchanted with it. Beautiful and quiet in winter walking the entire grounds. Also love seeing the swan sisters so peaceful and serene on the pond.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to see the Christmas lights and it was very nice. The flowers and plants are absolutely beautiful.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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184 reviews 184 reviews
84 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The herb gardens are beautiful and rare. They look really natural and are well taken care of. The gift shop has nice sticking stuffers.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

You can wander, but take the tour with a docent or tour guide to really get the most on the history and context of the installations. Then wander on your own.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were just there with our 5 and 3 year old grandkids to see the trains. It is really a great show. It was cold outside, so we didn't stay long, but we all enjoyed it. The 'Tree Adventure' was closed when we were there, but that and other features would be worth it on a nice day.

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New York City, New York
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14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We love it. We went there a couple of times there though it is quite a trip for us. Beautiful, neatly organized with various activities. And the train exhibit is outstanding. Our whole family enjoys it.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our daughter requested that we accompany her and our 4 year old grandson on a visit to the Morris Arboretum. We were greeted warmly and helped to select a membership in the reception area and gift shop. The staff was knowledgeable and kind. We enjoyed strolling among the many varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers there. A special treat for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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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