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Morton Arboretum

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Address: 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293
Phone Number: +1 630-719-2400
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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a very beautiful place and fantastic experience

The Morton Arboretum has lots of fun activities for everyone. It is a four season place to visit and I recommend becoming a member. What is so nice about it is there is something... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lombard, Illinois
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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Morton Arboretum has lots of fun activities for everyone. It is a four season place to visit and I recommend becoming a member. What is so nice about it is there is something special for all age groups. Do not miss the evening holiday time tree illumination event. We left feeling very satisfied we attended we had kids with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited this green gem in the west Chicago suburbs. This healthy, clean open space has so many attractions for the entire family that I decided to become a member, Since I visit it on a regular basis and I am delighted by the changes of the seasons, It has a big and beautiful cafeteria "The Ginkgo Room" with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the creative lights they do here on the trees. It's well worth it and puts everyone in the Christmas spirit. I would go later to avoid the crowds.

Thank LeannePas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to the Morton Arboretum to take pictures of the beautiful trees, and I ended up somehow on a giant pile of mud and mulch, racing my friends and being crazy. It's a great place for all ages.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited The Morton Arboretum for their hallmark winter lights experience, Illumination. It was quite simply, brilliant! A stunning, colorful and creative walk in the woods! Highly recommended!!

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here several times a year. There are activities pretty much year round that are suitable for nearly all age groups. Definitely check out their website for a schedule of what is currently happening or just drop in and enjoy a wonderful walk.

Thank Gregory W
Chicago area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Acres of greenery, miles to trails, wonderful staff, docents that can explain the trees and plants that you are looking at or let you wander, not to mention a great go-to restaurant. Special programs offered most weekends, special section for children, ample parking even on really busy days. I would live there if I could. For the city dweller this... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm gonna be honest-I have done several reviews regarding the "Arboretum" before-but because I visit here several times a week, I would like to let you in on a little secret. You could come here every s-i-n-g-l-e day and still miss something spectacular that happens here on a daily basis. The arboretum is on two sides of Route 53- each... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visit gardens, arboretums and botanical gardens anywhere we travel and we both felt that this one rates as one of the best I have ever seen. Miles of hiking trails through beautifully tended variety of woods, naturalized plant areas, formal gardens, vegetable gardens, mazes, model train gardens ....and much more we walked for hours. There is... More 

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Warrenville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not just a place for special occasions. I stop by after work to unwind, bring grandchildren to see Nature with a capital N! And if I want to treat myself, I just walk and enjoy. I have taken classes, seen lectures, and when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was here, immersed myself there too. Love it!!!

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