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Morton Arboretum

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Address: 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293
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Only 25 miles west of Chicago, there's something for everyone in all four...

Only 25 miles west of Chicago, there's something for everyone in all four seasons at The Morton Arboretum.

Whether you seek a quiet hike in the woods or an active family day out, The Morton Arboretum offers a wide variety of fun activities, events, tours, and classes for all ages and interests. Here you'll find an oasis of 16 miles of hiking trails and nine miles of paved roads, perfect for hiking, running, biking or just exploring.

 

From a guided tour on an open-air tram, to the award-winning Children's Garden and Maze Garden, to outdoor summer concerts, to lunch in The Ginkgo Room restaurant overlooking Meadow Lake, the Arboretum is a unique place to explore, discover, escape, and connect with trees and nature.

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Best outdoor arboretum in the Midwest

There is always great outdoor scenery in every season. The Christmas light decorations were spectacular.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is always great outdoor scenery in every season. The Christmas light decorations were spectacular.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful no matter what time of the year you go. Winter time was especially magical...and coming from Phoenix where we never have snow it was a special treat. Snowshoeing is a great safe workout too. My elderly parents did it with us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Morton Arboretum to view their amazing interactive winter lights display. Our 3 kids had shining, happy faces as we walked the circuit. Well worth braving a cold winter evening!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered our tickets early online as they were sold out on the day we wanted to go last year. We decided to go as early as we could as the weather would most likely be warmer. Upon arrival at 4:50 for a 5:00pm time slot the line moved quickly and we were on our way very quickly. We had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely worth the drive here to see their Christmas lights. It was beautifully done and orchestrated. Take your time walking through so you can enjoy the different areas they have set up.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit here often...one of my favorite spots. My grandchildren love the Children's Garden...one of the best places to take kids in the Chicago area. I also recommend renting a bike and riding around the grounds. Highly recommend the arboretum!

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here in autumn, which was gorgeous because we timed it right for beautiful trees, along with a beautiful day. But, coming here to see the Illuminations light show after Thanksgiving was spectacular! They set up an absolutely incredible series of displays. It is just beautiful - hope we can attend again next December!

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have trees here from all over the world. The plants and flowers are beautiful. Take the tour and you will learn a lot from the local guide. At Christmas time they have the Illumination Lights on. Get tickets in advance as they sell out. A great place to spend the day and enjoy nature.

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Morton Arboretum is a hidden gem in the Chicagoland suburbs. I went in the very late fall and the maple trees were simply incredible. Another member of my group went to the library to study some horticultural topics, and found that the arboretum is also renowned for their preservation activities. A tip would be to avoid the temptation to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a date night for an anniversary and we were both super excited to see the illumination lights for the first time since everyone kept saying we should do it, and we work so much we never get the time. We went to dinner first and then went there afterwards. We get to the Morton Arboretum and the lady... More 

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