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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 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Great Wedding Venue

I had my wedding here in September and it was absolutely amazing. The venue is perfect for a wedding under 175 and you must use company's coming catering. The food was spot on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tony G
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had my wedding here in September and it was absolutely amazing. The venue is perfect for a wedding under 175 and you must use company's coming catering. The food was spot on. That is usually what I remember the most about a wedding. Love this place.

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Thank Tony G
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in the area but rarely go here. No good excuse. I went there for a wedding and was reminded of how nice it is. Nice for a walk, take in the beauty, let go of stress.

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Thank bkmnedwards1
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family visited Morris Arboretum and I could not have been more pleased with our day. I didn't know if my kids (age 8,6,5) would enjoy it or not or if there would be enough to do, but I couldn't have been more wrong! We easily spent 3 hours there enjoying all the different trees and flowers, the sculptures, the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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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Thank beachgirl3271
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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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Thank Linsey H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

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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Thank thomas p
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 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 28 November 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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Thank Chris M
Lafayette Hill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 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 15 November 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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