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Address: 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone Number: +1 215-247-5777
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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This Place Is For EVERYONE

Went around Halloween and participated in the scarecrow judging. It was awesome. The creativity the artist put into the scarecrows was amazing. THEN we all made our very own... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went around Halloween and participated in the scarecrow judging. It was awesome. The creativity the artist put into the scarecrows was amazing. THEN we all made our very own scarecrow from scratch. GREAT time with the kids.

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Castres-Gironde, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very beautiful, peaceful. Kind of a vacation-from-your-vacation day. Go in the Fall when the colors are changing. I really don't remember seeing many "flowering" plants, and I'm a perennial gardener.

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Aspen Hill, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Easy 2.5 hour drive from the Washington DC area. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely gardens but the best part was the Patrick Dougherty branch art sculptures "Waltz in the Woods" and the outdoor, running model G-scale toy train garden. We had a bite to eat at the Cafe and found the limited choices of food to be just perfect.... fresh... More 

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We attended an event at this location. If you have not been here it is an elevated series of platforms connected to what are best called treehouses. It is an extremely unique place, which made the party that much more fun. As night fell, the under lighting gave us the true feeling you were up in the trees. Again, unique,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love going to gardens and arboretums so I was extremely excited to visit the Morris Arboretum. Unfortunately, my visit was a massive disappointment. First of all, the Morris Arboretum is overpriced. They charge $16 to walk around nature when Wissahickon Park is located a few miles away and is completely free. When I went the grounds were not well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

When you go there leave your map behind and just explore the grounds! There is something exciting and new just about everywhere. This trip is perfect for families of mixed ages!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Beautiful grounds to meander at your own pace. The rose garden and fernery were especially nice! I went while the "A Waltz in the Woods" display was up, and that was really interesting to see and walk through!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Morris Arboretum if a very enjoyable and easy walk facility with beautiful landscaping and plantings. A very pleasant was to spend a few hours outdoors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was our first visit back since late Winter. We made the visit especially to see the installation by Patrick Dougherty. We were thrilled to finally see the Rose Garden in full bloom and the honeybees dancing amongst the smorgasbord of flowers! It's a great place for kids of all ages, with lots to do, see and explore! If you're... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is one of my favorite places in Philadelphia. It is a wonderful place for adults and children. I took two of my grandchildren the other day and they just loved it. It is a peaceful, beautiful place and definitely worth a visit. Attractions for the kids are the Garden Railway, Out on a Limb, the Birds Nest and the... More 

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Additional Information about Morris Arboretum

Address: 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone Number: +1 215-247-5777
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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