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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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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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beautiful, if over-priced.

A pleasure to visit. Clean-up of the roof of the gazebo is in order. The expansion of the courses offered this Spring is welcome. The fernery is always a joy especially in cold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
SusanRuthK
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A pleasure to visit. Clean-up of the roof of the gazebo is in order. The expansion of the courses offered this Spring is welcome. The fernery is always a joy especially in cold weather. The garden railway - a thrill for all ages. The tours are great. Out on a Limb is fun.

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Philadelphia, Pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to state I live not far from this Arboretum and I go there almost monthly. It has a paved path and a map shows you areas that you can diverge from the path and go to such as the Spring House or the log cabin, I do not think this is a place for a botanist who is... More 

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Arboretum is not only a beautiful nature spot but the miniature railroad display is absolutely captivating. An additional draw when we were there were the fascinating bird houses, some of them charming replicas of historical homes.

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Thank cybermom9
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The arboretum is outstanding, serene, and always changing. Special exhibits of sculpture, etc. are always inviting. The birdhouse in the tree tops is great fun for children. Food and gift shop are small but sufficient and reasonable priced,

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely space to walk, meditate, relax and enjoy a respite from the crowded residential areas that surround this exquisite garden area. The park is available and suitable for events such as Weddings.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love nature and beauty, this is the place for you. Tree covered rolling hills, with the trees labeled. Imaginative and creative twig sculptures look like you have landed in a magic world. A joy to behold!

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been wanting to take my boys to see the trains for several years now, and decided this was the year. My oldest is 10 and getting "too cool" for things, next year might be too late for him. We arrived at about 5:30 and found ample parking. Tickets were sold out, and we were short one ticket for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Beautiful Arboretum on any day and the Holiday Garden Railway is delight in the light of day. Add the sparkle of christmas lights, Carolers and hot chocolate and it becomes a winter wonderland - even in this unseasonably warm weather.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My daughter and 2 grandchildren were their is past weekend. A great place with walkways through the woods etc. We gave them a membership as a gift my grandson 11 and granddaughter 8 roll down the hills. Great place.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We go to this garden a few times a year because it's always beautiful and always different. My favorite spot is the fernery, a tiny conservatory with rocks, paths, loads of ferns and a koi pond. Always nice and warm, so a perfect winter stop. Kids have a treetop walkway and exploration area, plus an amazing seasonal garden railway. Haven't... More 

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