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Morris Arboretum

100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Ranked #18 of 288 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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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

While it is a bit small by todays standards 125 years ago it was the only one like it in area, some examples have died off due to improper care and can never be replaced, if you like nature when visiting here , make other plans as wll for the day cause it doesn't take long to go through.

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Stockton, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We went here for an evening wedding and wondered around before the ceremony. We thought it was so beautiful that we decided to return the next day to explore more. There are a lot of nooks and crannies with statues and little buildings but the true beauty are the flora - some magnificent trees and gorgeous bushes and flowers and... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We love Morris Arboretum and became members after our first visit approximately 3 years ago. We have visited many different months over the past few years because the gardens are ever changing depending on the time of year you visit. The rose garden, the garden railway, the fern greenhouse are all favorites in the summer. The fall provides spectacular fall... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went to a wedding here and it was one of the most beautiful places for a wedding I've ever seen! This place is amazing!!!

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Oreland, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband, his brother and 1.5 year old nephew went a couple weeks ago for the "tree house" ... they hardly got to it because his nephew was so into the train display ! He stood there for ever ! Wonderful place with so many little spaces to enjoy !

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Bethesda, Maryland
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120 reviews 120 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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228 reviews 228 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
14 reviews 14 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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