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Morris Arboretum

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Address: 100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
Phone Number: +1 215-247-5777
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 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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Lovely gardens and model trains

This made for a great, relaxing afternoon. The sculptures are spread throughout the grounds, so you have to walk around to really see them all. There is a paved path around to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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State College, Pennsylvania
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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This made for a great, relaxing afternoon. The sculptures are spread throughout the grounds, so you have to walk around to really see them all. There is a paved path around to make it wheelchair accessible, but some of the sculptures are off the main path. The model trains are great. They even have models of local and historical buildings... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I brought my 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter here to see the model trains featuring Thomas the Tank engine and his friends who were visiting for the weekend. We had never been here before and had no idea what to expect. "Wow" is an understatement! This place is beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went there on a whim after passing it earlier in the week. Fantastic find! So much to see. There were also 2 activities for kids - a squirrel hunt and a stamp book. I don't know who liked the activities more - us or the kid! We also enjoyed the treetop adventure, where you can climb into a robin's... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited this place many times over the years. Walking through the gardens soothes the soul. Very beautiful and lends a sense of peace. The rose garden is a must see, even after the roses have faded. The swan pond is tranquil...and magnificent when the pair of swans decide to grace you w/ their presence. If you're looking for a... More 

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem I never knew existed until recently, a must see if you're in the area! It took us hours to get through as there were so many quirky exhibits within the gardens such as an overlook with a netted area to walk out on where you can see the ground below you're feet, the most well... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful, beautiful landscape awaits you. Lots of space to roam and walk, and also there is a fun tree adventure and hammock high above the ground to offer a different perspective. Great for couples, solo, families with kids of all ages. Lots to explore. Plenty of shade for hot days. Owned by the University of Pennsylvania, this property is incredibly... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you find yourself looking for something to do in the suburbs with kids this is a great spot. There are beautiful gardens, a garden railway and a canopy walk through the treetops. It is a bit pricey if you have a large group but I have never been unhappy with a visit there.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to the arboretum on a humid July day. It wasn't that it was hot, but it was humid. They humidity is a killer so my first recommendation is to come on a day that is mild. If you want to go at a hotter time of the year, there is plenty of shade. Just mind your time as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came on a hot July afternoon and ended up being caught in a brief but drenching thunderstorm but my kids all still had a good time. There's a scavenger hunt and "passport stamps" to keep their younger visitors engaged and it certainly worked on my younger kids. The grounds truly are beautiful and I'm looking forward to coming back... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a wonderful place to visit! Preferably in the spring or fall. So much to see that I recommend a tour.

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