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Morris Arboretum

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Address: 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone Number: +1 215-247-5777
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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The university of Pennsylvania arboretum

Located in the northwest tip of Philadelphia this place is worth a drive with its adjacency to the Wissahickon valley and Chrpestnut Hill both also worth a visit. The rose garden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located in the northwest tip of Philadelphia this place is worth a drive with its adjacency to the Wissahickon valley and Chrpestnut Hill both also worth a visit. The rose garden in June is spectacular and every season is well represented withthis he variety of sites and plant material I the garden. Lots of activities and walks on their website... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I find this place so relaxing....winding paths take you past all manner of trees, plants and flowers. Interspersed are unique sculptures and structures. The train exhibit and treetop walk are great for kids....heck, I'm almost 50 and love them. Nice little gift shop and cafe, to boot. When you are done here, you can drive another mile east and take... More 

Thank k2j2neis
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A pleasure to visit. Clean-up of the roof of the gazebo is in order. The expansion of the courses offered this Spring is welcome. The fernery is always a joy especially in cold weather. The garden railway - a thrill for all ages. The tours are great. Out on a Limb is fun.

Thank SusanRuthK
Philadelphia, Pa
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to state I live not far from this Arboretum and I go there almost monthly. It has a paved path and a map shows you areas that you can diverge from the path and go to such as the Spring House or the log cabin, I do not think this is a place for a botanist who is... More 

Thank joanz359
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Arboretum is not only a beautiful nature spot but the miniature railroad display is absolutely captivating. An additional draw when we were there were the fascinating bird houses, some of them charming replicas of historical homes.

Thank cybermom9
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The arboretum is outstanding, serene, and always changing. Special exhibits of sculpture, etc. are always inviting. The birdhouse in the tree tops is great fun for children. Food and gift shop are small but sufficient and reasonable priced,

Thank dan7916
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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306 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely space to walk, meditate, relax and enjoy a respite from the crowded residential areas that surround this exquisite garden area. The park is available and suitable for events such as Weddings.

Thank Marvin G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love nature and beauty, this is the place for you. Tree covered rolling hills, with the trees labeled. Imaginative and creative twig sculptures look like you have landed in a magic world. A joy to behold!

Thank lisa p
Mount Holly, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had been wanting to take my boys to see the trains for several years now, and decided this was the year. My oldest is 10 and getting "too cool" for things, next year might be too late for him. We arrived at about 5:30 and found ample parking. Tickets were sold out, and we were short one ticket for... More 

Thank MerMel75
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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163 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Beautiful Arboretum on any day and the Holiday Garden Railway is delight in the light of day. Add the sparkle of christmas lights, Carolers and hot chocolate and it becomes a winter wonderland - even in this unseasonably warm weather.

Thank Ann P

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