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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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World Class Arobretum in the Western Suburbs

We took a tour of the East Side of the Morton Arboretum on a beautiful Saturday morning in September. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth the time to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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grayslake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a tour of the East Side of the Morton Arboretum on a beautiful Saturday morning in September. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth the time to visit.

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Wayne, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a gorgeous, and very crowded, Saturday here. They managed the crowds very well and had many people directing the parking. The first thing we did was the one-hour tram tour. Well worth the $7. The guide was pleasant and informative and it was easy to hear the talk. The Visitors Center had a lovely giftshop. We ate in... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So huge! But truly nice. There are maps in the gift shop, I highly suggest getting one. Even if you only decide to drive, a map is a big help.

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Thank spanx100
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Morton Arboretum is beautiful. Trails of all kinds wander through different areas of trees. The Arboretum hosts so many things to do. You can stay for an hour or make a whole day of it. They have a wonderful area for children under 12, although my teens never say no for going through it. So many hands on activities for... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking confident to entrance. Knowledgable volunteer helpful. The tram tour guide shared many details was very positive and enter acted well with guests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place if you love trees, less interesting for flowers. There are many walking trails (and a road around the site with parking near lots of trail heads). You can also just drive through, though the best thing is to plan on walking. In addition to the woods, there is a restored prairie which is worth a walk-around.

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Lombard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to explore, walk through the gardens and see the exhibits. There seems to be always something going on.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Children's area is great! The maze is fun as well. There Christmas light show is the best show in suburbs.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Morton Arboretum has recently undergone some updating. It has always been beautiful and peaceful, but in recent years it has not been quite as well cared for. Now it is back to its classic form.

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly beautiful place. Can't wait to go back with my new dog! Every time I go, I notice something new and more beautiful.

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