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Morton Arboretum

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Address: 4100 Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
Phone Number: +1 630-719-2400
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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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Natural Beauty and Great Learning Experience

Beautiful walks, wonderful docent tram ride . Temperatures were hot in July so I recommend going in the early morning or late afternoon on hot days. The gift shop is a treasure of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Burlingame, California
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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful walks, wonderful docent tram ride . Temperatures were hot in July so I recommend going in the early morning or late afternoon on hot days. The gift shop is a treasure of artistic items and the cafe has wonderful healthy food choices. The children's garden and maze wee highlights for our family!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been coming here since i was a young child and my mother tended to the landscape. Many generations later and my little sister brings her child to enjoy the trees. I believe we are lifetime members. Many of my photos here are from Illumination, when i tend to make the trip to Lisle, but i have enjoyed bringing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Morton Arboretum has a huge and divergent supply of trees and flowers. It also has a library with helpful staff. You can drive; or drive and walk throughout this large collection of trees. Different parts are devoted to different trees. When the colors change is the best time to visit. Single admission cost is expensive; but you can buy a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the Arboretum to check out Ribbit! The Exhibit. The grounds are beautiful and this exhibit was a lot of fun to check out. You get a separate map to find the frogs and it offered some fun challenges for the kids or kids at heart. We also checked out the Children's garden which was wonderful. While we didn't take... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was my first time visiting the arboretum and was only able to be there for a few hours but we really enjoyed the visit. The gardens around the visitor's center are really pretty. Would highly recommend wandering through the children's garden even if you are not visiting with a child. As we had only limited time we took the 1... More 

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Thank Katie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems every time i go to the Arboretum I find something new and beautiful. Visited Lake Marmo last trip - I go frequently! - and saw wonderful vistas, and tons of interesting animals in the Lake! It's an easy walk around the Lake, and it's just one of the many, many walking, biking, driving, picnicking, outside experiences. Something for everyone,... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed running on the path Saturday and Sunday mornings around 7:30 am without worrying about getting run over by a car. I almost literally ran into a fox one Sunday morning. I have enjoyed both Sunday breakfast in the Ginko Café and just buying a cup of coffee and roll and sitting on the patio. Lunch is offered,... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. I am a member and have been there many times. I go for many of the attractions they have, art fairs, wine tasting, etc. I particularly enjoyed the times I went for their Mother's Day Brunch. It was wonderful. A little pricey, though. I will continue to support them and go there as often as possible.

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Thank Lynn H
Lemont, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a year round paradise. People hike , bike, cross country ski, fly model airplanes, and picnic depending on the season.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go for their special events, concerts , and Christmas light shows. They have a variety of themes and are well done. The food selection is varied and the setting is perfect.

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