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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 27 October 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I had a day to myself when in Philadelphia for work. I decided to venture out to these gardens, and they were wonderful. A very peaceful and beautiful place to visit in the city. I always enjoy seeing the plant life in different environments.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

what a gorgeous place. this has it all. beautiful flowers. nice paths. Many attractions for kids and even a huge outdoor mini railroad.

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We love to take our 2 year old here. He can safely run around, check out the garden railway, and play in the tree adventure. There are also storytimes that we have gone too which are held outside in nice weather.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Morris is a treasured arboretum in the area and I like to go one or two times yearly. The holiday train show is fun for both adults and children. It's fairly expensive to enter and well worth the experience.

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