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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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expansive

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Harrisburg
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Harrisburg
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
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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189 reviews 189 reviews
85 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
50 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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