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Morris Arboretum

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Address: 100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
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+1 215-247-5777
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public...

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities.

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Beautiful, serene oasis

We are members and enjoy our visits to the Morris Arboretum during every season. We try to go during the week as weekends and special events can get crowded, It's a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
beachgirl3271
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are members and enjoy our visits to the Morris Arboretum during every season. We try to go during the week as weekends and special events can get crowded, It's a beautiful treasure to enjoy for any age group.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the lovely lavender to the big bird's nest to the more simple flowers and fountains, this is a flower lovers haven. TIP: Guys, this would be a beautiful place to propose. The gardens are stunning and the fountains are so romantic. Panoramic view of the mountains at sunset! Guaranteed "YES!!!"

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

rock and roll in this happy polace where care free is the order of the day amost relaxing and fun time for all!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

If you have young children, I would say this is a must visit for the holiday season. Do be sure to buy your tickets in advance; it sells out. And, be certain to bundle everyone up. But, the staff has done a spectacular job with illuminating and designing the train display. The children can get quite close to the trains;... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

You wouldn't think that an arboretum could be so pretty in November, but this one is. Beautiful trees, fun art, and some still green grass. After Thanksgiving, they open the model train show which is amazing. Lights, dozens of trains and replicas of famous Philly sites. Fun for all.

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Lafayette Hill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

This is near our home, and each year we take the children to see the "railroad" that winds around. There is a lovely water area with swans and ducks. There are many different trees and a new Skywalk for better viewing of the park. They offer tips on taking care of flowers, trees, etc. They sell some plants too. It... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Beautiful grounds, very peaceful for walking but never too crowded. My kids love the big birds nest. Close to chestnut hill.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I've heard about the arboretum from a friend and was excited to see it for myself. My 12y.o. and I went on a Sunday afternoon, which probably had a lot to do with the amount of people with rambunctious children. I am a mother of 2 so my expectations are pretty realistic. However, the behavior of some visitors took the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Great place to clear your mind and restore energy. Tree houses and tree branch sculptures were bigger than I imagined from website. Fernery is not to be missed.

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Dresher, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

What a variety of trees, and plants. Just walk around at your own pace and enjoy. A great model train layout.

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