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Morton Arboretum

4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293
+1 630-968-0074
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Nature at its best in the western suburbs!

Morton Arboretum is a fine destination in all seasons, though it's hard to pick a favorite time... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Downers Grove, Illinois
Great Place to explore trees- a tree museum!

Great outdoor space, 1700 acres. Take time to read the tags with the names of trees and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joe R
Marion, Iowa
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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, 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 seasonal exhibits and lunch in The Ginkgo Restaurant overlooking Meadow Lake, the Arboretum is a unique place to explore, discover, escape, and connect with trees and nature.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fall colors” (26 reviews)
“east side” (15 reviews)
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4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293
+1 630-968-0074
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Morton Arboretum is a fine destination in all seasons, though it's hard to pick a favorite time among the fall colors, fabulous December holiday Illuminations and the splendid spring and summer flowers and trees. As a member, I regret that I don't have enough time...More

Thank LHandersen
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great outdoor space, 1700 acres. Take time to read the tags with the names of trees and the informational placards along the trails. An inspiring place in any season. Also visit the gift shop and pick up a book on the founder Joy Morton (of...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are lots of trails here. For the most part the trails are not paved when you get away from the main building. There are a variety of experiences you can have here ranging from manicured gardens to natural meadows and wooded areas. The restaraunt...More

Thank Mark37Chicago
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Must do if you're into plants and trees. Great gift shop! Amazing area for children to explore and discover about trees. Beautiful area to get lost in and connect with nature.

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place for both adults and kids. Experience the great outdoors on a trail or just sit and admire the beauty. Kids love the Maze and the Children's Garden. Unique, educational, relaxing. What more can I say.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I visited Morton Arboretum was in 1956. For a high school biology project, my mother drove a friend and me to the public garden in Lisle, Illinois, to collect leaves. Needless to say, it has changed dramatically since then. Today, it is...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I attended the holiday lights event last December. They present a laser light show among the trees on the grounds. It is really well attended so buy your tickets ahead of time! Can't wait for next year! BUT ALL 365 days in the year, visitors...More

Thank kpieranunzi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An awesome place to see nature, but a bit on the pricey side (but well worth it). I especially like the west side, seems a little less manicured.

Thank Don R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was pouring rain this was an excellent venue. The indoor ceremony was in front of a glass wall overlooking a pond/lake with beautiful stonework on the walls. The food was very good and that is tough to say for a 'venue' of...More

Thank runash202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A family member suggested we check this place out for its Christmas decorations. Wow. What a beautiful show they put on. Plenty if got chocolate and alcohol along the path to keep you warm.

Thank BartlettDan
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How crowded is the arboretum on Mother's Day?
10 May 2017|
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Response from SarahsBackstage | Reviewed this property |
Are dogs allowed
1 April 2017|
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Response from Sheppette | Reviewed this property |
No. On a couple days a year the Arboretum has Dog Days and then and only then are dogs allowed. Those days are a lot of fun for many reasons - of course because there are dogs. But the Arboretum invites dog rescue... More