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Morton Arboretum

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Really a cool light show with interactive elements for kids.

We visted with family visiting from Lithuania. While they have some walking issues, the path... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karl Z
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Beverly Shores, Indiana
Illumnations- Amazing light show

Well worth the time and the cost of admission, especially when you consider that the proceeds go... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
LarryCA
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Winnetka, California
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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...more
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4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293
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Reviewed today via mobile

My friend and I went here on a Tuesday evening in early December. The cost was $18 per person. The lights on the trees and on the water and ground were beautiful. I especially loved the grove of trees that were continually changing colors and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Viajera172705
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The scenes are nice.. But it's more colored spotlights rather then actual Christmas lights. Either way impossible to enjoy when you are stuck in crowded sidewalk with inconsiderate people just coming to dead stop to take pics of trees. First and last time I ever...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Raf1919
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visted with family visiting from Lithuania. While they have some walking issues, the path through the illuminated portion of the Arboretum was easily doable, and we saw many with strollers and wheelchairs enjoying the experience as well. Our grandson will be visiting over the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karl Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth the time and the cost of admission, especially when you consider that the proceeds go towards running this nature preserve all year long. The lighting effects on the trees are amazing. We particularly liked the one where it appears that the trees are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LarryCA
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're looking for a pleasant date night and a bit of exercise in winter, you'll enjoy the Lights Illumination exhibit at the Morton Arboretum. My husband and I went on Wednesday night, December 5th, to experience the lovely light and musical displays along with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SusanLabadi
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been here since the 70s and have regretted it. We came here with friends for the winter tree illumination. We were not disappointed.The trees and the lights are wonderful and a great family activity. The lights and music were spectacular. There are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RJK_Chicago
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the Lights Illumination on a cold Friday night around 7p. This turned out to be a great date and time because it wasn’t overly crowded. The parking lot was a bit of a walk from the Welcome Center, but it was fine as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fallen2x
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the illumination. Our whole family was a bit disappointed in what we saw.for the price of admission. Probably won't return

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ashleyf404
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come to enjoy the walking trails through the global variety of trees. But, we were surprised and really enjoyed a very special outdoor art exhibit "Troll Hunt" in which very large, larger than life wooden "trolls" were made by various artists, and scattered along...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SquashedCat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is best Arboretum in Chicago area with different type of verity of trees. There is always reason to come here for all ages during all seasons. Currentlky they have giant trolls which is magnificent creation and great troll hunt for kids and adults. Kids...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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