Tyler Arboretum

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Tyler Arboretum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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PaleoGypsy
Philadelphia, PA2,110 contributions
Tyler Arboretum is a nice place to visit. Some believe it is a hidden gem. This is because, once you make a departure from the busy highways, you may meander through acres of fields and forest. If you enjoy bird watching, this may prove to be a beneficial stop. Families with children visit here, as the paths provide one with the opportunity to stretch one's legs. All-in-all, a good experience-
Written December 30, 2020
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jschutrumpf
Henrico, VA105 contributions
Family
The Arboretum was a beautiful setting for a teen’s HS Graduation (and Penn State send off celebration...) Party. The staff was very friendly and helpful in facilitating the needs of everyone, from teenagers to Seniors. I only wish we had the time to explore the Arboretum grounds more, but what we saw was incredibly beautiful.
Written August 3, 2020
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riosmy
Philadelphia, PA68 contributions
Friends
There are nice trails- alittle difficult to navigate without a map. There are nature classes offered and a small gift shop. Dogs aren't permitted- boo hiss.
Written February 25, 2013
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Christopher S
Malvern, PA26 contributions
Couples
My wife and I drove past Tyler Arboretum on this mild sunny Saturday that was windy and just a day after quite a bit of rain. We decided to visit to get in a walk and look at the plants and trees. First we were surprised by the $13 each when others in the area are free. The visit was disappointing in that plants and trees were not well marked and where they were it necessitated stepping off the trail and in mud to look at the markings. The grassy areas had poor drainage and were soggy. Maybe a winter entrance fee of a couple dollars would be more appropriate. I'll stick to walking through open parks, neighborhoods and college campuses.
Written December 29, 2018
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PAJane
PA67 contributions
Family
I wanted to bring my 5 and 2 year old niece/nephew to Tyler and was first of all surprised at the cost - a small fortune for what was less than a 2 hour adventure. Some exhibits weren't open, treehouses in need of repair, trails not make for strollers which made it challenging. Unless your kids are really into nature and can climb, save it for the older kids and tweens. But the price! Could have deterred me from the start.
Written May 27, 2015
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Leslie B
Media, PA19 contributions
Couples
I’ve been a member of Tyler for over 20 yrs.! But, I just started visiting on a regular basis last summer. I really enjoyed the vegetable garden and seeing all the flowers blooming. Now, I’m enjoying the solace of the trees. It’s a great place to walk and disconnect.
Written November 24, 2019
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Guide603773
Garnet Valley, PA84 contributions
Family
We are members at Tyler and enjoy coming here with our kids, there is always so much to do. We love hiking and Tyler offers some terrific trails, our kids especially like the Blue Trail which has multiple water crossings and a point that intersects with the Red, Orange and White Trails at Dismal Run where they can climb boulders in the creek and explore. We also enjoy the paved loop and my kids still enjoy visiting the now aging treehouses. A seasonal favorite is seeing the goats which visit in the summer to eat down grass and weeds. Lots of other things to see including the fairy trail, a maze, the gobblin shack and Thoreau's house, the pond, and a new edible garden project is underway (which has closed the butterfly house). We often bring a picnic lunch and set up on the lawn apart from the official picnic area. If you are a plant person, they have plant sales seasonally as well as lots of seasonal programs for adults and kids. Recommemd Tyler highly!
Written August 12, 2018
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Min L
47 contributions
Friends
This is a beautifully maintained Arboretum with native and exotic plants. There are several walking trails as well as an event space.
Written August 5, 2018
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Sandy S
Media, PA37 contributions
Family
So many trails to choose from, all well-marked. Can also pick up a map in the visitor center. Lots of shade and things to do for the kids--imaginative treehouses, summer camps, weekday outings and activities. They also have an annual plant sale that is wonderful.
Written October 17, 2016
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SandCrawler
Lansdale, PA140 contributions
Couples
If Longwood Gardens is for adults then Tyler Arboretum is definitely for kids. Longwood is too huge for little kids but you can do just about everything at Tyler Arboretum and still make the relatively short walk back to the car if a tantrum erupts. Don't think this is only for kids. Once you get deep into the Arboretum you come to the hiking trails and can spend hours walking around. You can let your kids have fun and explore or point out the various labels on the trees to educate them. (There is also The Thoreau House and Vegetable Garden for more education) - one warning: goats have their own schedule. On the day we went we looked high and low from paddock to paddock looking for the goats and never saw one. Still worth the trip.
Written September 3, 2016
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Tyler Arboretum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM