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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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A Philadelphia Gem

This is one of my favorite places in Philadelphia. It is a wonderful place for adults and children. I took two of my grandchildren the other day and they just loved it. It is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 July 2015
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is one of my favorite places in Philadelphia. It is a wonderful place for adults and children. I took two of my grandchildren the other day and they just loved it. It is a peaceful, beautiful place and definitely worth a visit. Attractions for the kids are the Garden Railway, Out on a Limb, the Birds Nest and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our trip to the Morris Arboretum. The real highlight is their large outdoor train display, which is sure to delight both adults and young children who enjoy those types of displays. We also really liked the different sculptures and statues we encountered. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is that I... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

A wonderful place for kids! Lots of exploring and room to run around, as well as admiring the trees and plants. Beautiful!

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

If you find yourself in the Chestnut Hill section of Philly make a stop here and follow the lovely walks through the garden. Summer and Christmas are special as there is a train that is great for children.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Spent a very enjoyable morning at the arboretum. Lots of informal gardens, sculptures, a fun skywalk, and a large model train layout. Great activity for people of all ages!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

The Arboretum is a real family place -- lots of gardens, plants and trees to see, but also a "walk in the sky" construction for kids of all ages. Our friend cannot walk very well so we took a wheelchair (available at the gift shop) along just in case. We only made it a couple of hundred yards down to... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

There's something about taking a leisurely walk surrounded by woods and trees and flowers and bushes--in other words, surrounded by nature. This is not a place to hurry along. If there was ever a place to stop and smell the roses, this is it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

It's a beautiful place to visit any time of the year. They have very nice collection of different plants, from roses to trees. Very expansive grounds, so it takes a few hours to see and enjoy everything they have to offer. Just a gorgeous place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Beautiful area for a stroll. Winter or summer, the landscape changes. It is always quiet and serene ther. It is a good place to gather your thoughts or, in the spring, look at the flowers.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

The Morris Arboretum is outside the normal visitor destinations for Philadelphia, but if you have the time and desire to sit among trees that were planted for appeal and study, find your way to the Morris Arboretum. Among the acres of trees, shrubs, flowers, and sculpture, you will enjoy a quiet and relaxing day. Take a book or read the... More 

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