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Morton Arboretum

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Address: 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293
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Only 25 miles west of Chicago, there's something for everyone in all four...

Only 25 miles west of Chicago, there's something for everyone in all four seasons at The Morton Arboretum.

Whether you seek a quiet hike in the woods or an active family day out, The Morton Arboretum offers a wide variety of fun activities, events, tours, and classes for all ages and interests. Here you'll find an oasis of 16 miles of hiking trails and nine miles of paved roads, perfect for hiking, running, biking or just exploring.

 

From a guided tour on an open-air tram, to the award-winning Children's Garden and Maze Garden, to outdoor summer concerts, to lunch in The Ginkgo Room restaurant overlooking Meadow Lake, the Arboretum is a unique place to explore, discover, escape, and connect with trees and nature.

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Great relaxing place to visit .

We have been to Morton Arboretum several times in the past year alone. I've found the spring with the color changes and fresh smell of flowers and budding trees to be extra... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Villa Park, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice area getaway take a hike walk only about a half a mile from my hotel really really nice weather very well-organized plenty of great walking paths nice little info area and very affordable a green Oasis in the middle of the urban area

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Villa Park, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Morton Arboretum several times in the past year alone. I've found the spring with the color changes and fresh smell of flowers and budding trees to be extra special,also during Christmas with the light displays is very nice (you can drive around in the winter-not cold in the car). You'll enjoy your visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The arboretum is a beautiful place, with collections of specimen trees, all clearly identified, and painstakingly landscaped grounds. There are miles of trails and roads through the arboretum, making it a favorite place for locals to gather for running and bicycling. Special events during the year, like Illuminations near Christmas time, can be fascinating. Unfortunately these events can be so... More 

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Umatilla, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had my 3 year old with me. We had an amazing day. The children's area is unbelievable- all the various places to play and educate the children. If Disney had an arboretum- this is how they would do it. That good. Natural. Comfortable. Beautiful. Kid friendly. Kids area is out of this world amazing. My daughter loves the brook... More 

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Lisle, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy a nature walk this is a great place, me , I'd rather visit someplace with a bit more pizazz

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family friendly. Has a great children's garden and lots of nature/hiking trails. Summer has lots of children's programs and activities.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MA is always an amazing place visit any time of the year. there are programs - free (with admission or membership) and paid classes that will worthwhile. I have recently signed up for the Forest RX series and took my love for nature to an entirely new level. We are so fortunate to have a place like this in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A drive through the Arb is like a get away to the country. Close to the city and western 'burbs, it's beautiful any time of the year. Hiking trails, small lakes, special exhibits, and activities for kids make it a stand out place to go for fresh air and nature.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little venue. Open field makes for a chilled "in the park" social space. Well set up, well priced. Top tip though: Do not do the hedge maze after the festival :)

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been a member for more than a decade and have been visiting for twenty five years. The arboretum is a great place to either drive around or just get out and take a nice hike. The trails are well-groomed, easy to navigate and never difficult. I've taken young children in a stroller and women in high heels, although I... More 

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