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Morton Arboretum

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Address: 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293
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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Great Childrens Garden

We have been members here for some years now and still love coming. We mostly spend all our time in the Childrens Garden. There is lots to explore, especially in summer when the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Elisabeth B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been members here for some years now and still love coming. We mostly spend all our time in the Childrens Garden. There is lots to explore, especially in summer when the water features are open. There is a small man made stream with large and small rocks that kids can build dams in. There is also a pond... More 

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

I truly love this place, it is perfect for each member of your your family a year around. The landscaping is very beautiful and includes huge variety of trees and shrubs from all over the globe. You can walk for hours or even drive a car thru the park. The Arboretum is organizing a lot of activities for people with... More 

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

A great place for a comfortable drive through the grounds. Onsite dining in their 'food station' cafeteria.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you live in the area (greater Chicago) and are not a member of the Arboretum, you are missing out on one of the real gems of the area. Not only is it a wonderful place to go to see and experience nature, it has a wide variety of cultural events throughout the year that should not be missed. Our... More 

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Huntley, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Morton Arboretum has something for everyone -- fun for families and solitude for those who just want to enjoy nature. There are interesting programs. My husband and I did a theater hike where you walk from place to place between the scenes. Food in the restaurant is very good quality although pricey. There are paved walking paths around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Growing up in Lisle, I visited the Morton Arboretum, but many years later there's so much more to enjoy! We just got a family membership over the weekend and it will pay for itself in 4 visits! Aside from 1700 spectacular acres of trees and plants to explore, the Morton Arboretum has so many learning opportunities as well as cultural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have never been to an arboretum you must treat yourself. Summertime here is spectacular. Fall is a wonder to behold. Away from all of the hustle bustle and noise of life, this is heaven. Bring good walking shoes because you won't want to turn around.

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Thank ROBERT B
Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a wonderful environmental place. So many great areas to walk and so many great areas to spend time. I want to go again!!

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wheaton IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since I live so close I decided two years ago to become a member. This is an amazing place always doing something entertaining and beautiful. We go for walks, picnics, it's a great place to take the kids and let them learn about tree, flowers and soon they will be telling you all about it. The Christmas lights show gets... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit and I can't wait to return. There are many activities available, but it is a peaceful place to just walk around. There is also a nice cafe and gift shop.

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