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Tyler Arboretum

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A Beautiful Place for Exploring

I have many happy childhood memories of visiting Tyler Arboretum, and I recently brought my husband... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
lovely weekday visit

We visited Tyler Arboretum for the first time; it was on a Tuesday, mid-day. One small class-trip... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Mickleton, New Jersey
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I have many happy childhood memories of visiting Tyler Arboretum, and I recently brought my husband there for the first time. Being midday on a weekday, there were only a couple of other people there. We enjoyed an hour and a half walk all around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We visited Tyler Arboretum for the first time; it was on a Tuesday, mid-day. One small class-trip group was leaving shortly after our arrival and there were more workers than guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon there and plan to return, especially during the Spring....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JimM-NJ
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This was my first visit to the Arboretum. Since it is an arboretum, there were not many flowering plants (visited in mid-August). Nice paved walking path, good signs on trees and for directions to various parts of garden. Seems to be a good place to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Janet A
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautifully maintained Arboretum with native and exotic plants. There are several walking trails as well as an event space.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Min L
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Visit this quiet Delaware County pa garden paradise. Treehouses for the kids, a meadow maze, trails through woodlands and plantings. There are trails inside and outside the fenced areas ( get a map). One trail leads down to maiden rock at the nice creek/ river...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Donna W
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful setting to explore nature. Picnic tables available. Seniors price $13 for admission. Wear walking shoes. Paths marked.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JoanDeMarco
Reviewed April 15, 2018

There are many varieties of magnolia trees, spring flowers and woodsy trails to explore at Tyler Arboretum. It is worth the entrance fee of $15 to spend a beautiful day in such beauty. There was a wedding taking place at the end of the day...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Had a memorial party in the barn. Beautiful interior and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Parking was plentiful and the staff put up signage directing people to the barn.

Date of experience: March 2018
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June 14, 2018|
Response from Perry P | Reviewed this property |
Seniors, for a $5 discount please call 610-566-9134, ext. 209
August 28, 2017|
Response from Ellen753 | Reviewed this property |
Some of the paths are paved, some are grassy. I, too, have difficulty walking having been hit by a car a year ago and have a rod in my tibia and ligaments replaced in the other knee. I just went slowly and didn't have any... More
August 28, 2017|
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Response from MandiCG49 | Reviewed this property |
For the most part, they are just off the pathway. There are a few that you would need to walk over grass fields to get closer to (like the giant praying mantis and daddy long legs). I hope this helps!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Morris or Tyler Arboretum Better for Kids? (2 Replies)
Can anyone recommend Morris or Tyler Arboretum as better for families with small children (ages 1 and 4)? Was planning to go to Tyler but just found we could get free tickets to Morris.
July 18, 2016|
Response fromChristineKathleen|
I've never been to Tyler, so I can't give you a comparison. I have been to Morris several times with my toddler and he loves it. There is a special train section that the kids love, and a treehouse which is really cool for parents too. If you can get free tickets I wouldn't miss it if you can fit it in.
Deals for Philly (2 Replies)
Every time I travel, I ask questions where I'm headed. For good Karma, I post here in my own hometown forum :-) That said, everyone is answering questions so well, I thought I'd just share a couple deals I came across that might interest folks headed our way since I look for them elsewhere; $10 for a Philadelphia Urban Adventure Tour:...More
May 03, 2012|
Response fromtylerarb|
Tyler Arboretum is a favorite place of mine from childhood (and still). In fact, my screen name is directly a reference to the place. That said, for visitors to Philadelphia, please be aware that the arboretum is about 30-45 minutes drive from Center City (downtown) and that the admission price is $9. It is just outside of Media, PA in Middletown Township, where I grew up, and adjacent to the larger and interesting Ridley Creek State Park. So, while half off admission is nice and I...More