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Morris Arboretum

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100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
+1 215-247-5777
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It's quite a nice arboretum associated with the University of Pennsylvania. We are members so we... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Marvin S
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Upper Gwynedd
Remember its an ARBORETUM, not ornamental & landscaped gardens

so tranquil. accessibility...rolling hillsides with paved pathways... benches placed at... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
DogTagTours
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Hershey
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
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"beautiful gardens"
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"lovely place to visit"
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

It's quite a nice arboretum associated with the University of Pennsylvania. We are members so we get unlimited entry plus they are associated with other parks for free entry (as in Florida) . They have a nice pond with less wild life than I would...More

Thank Marvin S
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

so tranquil. accessibility...rolling hillsides with paved pathways... benches placed at intervals to take a break. while its ADA, pushing a wheelchair up and down the sloping grounds is best saved for the husband in the group. restrooms are dotted throughout the grounds... but best to...More

1  Thank DogTagTours
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

There are lovely walks here. Not just trees. There are flower gardens, miniature train displays, a log cabin, and so much more.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We used a library pass for the entrance fee and have visited the Arboretum two times. Visiting this Arboretum was good way to spend 3 to 4 relaxing hours.

Thank mawae
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Visiting the area with some time to kill I looked for somewhere with reciprocal arrangements with our local botanical garden, of which I'm a member. I found Morris and, with the agreement, entry was free. The man at the gate gave me a run down...More

Thank Rona M
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Pros: Quiet Affordable Model railway for kids (and adults) Art installations on the grounds Cons: Not very accessible Not as showy as its rivals Hours and programming is modest If you've been to,say, Longwood Gardens or Laurel Hill Cemetery, you'll be unimpressed with Morris Arboretum....More

Thank Evan T
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Our family enjoyed our visit to Morris Arboretum. It's very easy to get to. We had no trouble getting parking on a Tuesday morning. Parking is free. All the staff we spoke to were friendly and helpful. There is a scavenger hunt for kids. Mine...More

1  Thank Colleen771
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Large and beautiful arboretum; note that, as the name should imply, these are not formal gardens like Longwood. This is a landscape meant to still seem natural and was originally part of a country estate. You can spend several hours walking through the different areas...More

Thank Zach F
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

This place is just plain beautiful. We spent around 2 hours just walking around, looking at all the beautiful landscaping and sculptures. You can see all the work that goes into this place keeping it perfect looking.

Thank Tabitha303
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Lovely gardens, trees, paths, sculptures. So relaxing to walk around their extensive and beautiful grounds.

Thank Ann M
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Response from Rona M | Reviewed this property |
I just showed up and a very nice man at the gate sold me the ticket and told me what plants were looking good at the moment, how long it would take to get to different bits, and the things he thought I ought not to miss.
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BA19312
24 November 2017|
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Response from Richard O | Reviewed this property |
For 15 yo, probably 1.5 +/- .5 hrs. For adults, 2-3 hrs. Adjust downward for cold/hot seasons and possibly upward for spring / fall.
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Richard W
21 September 2017|
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Response from MrSaturn64 | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, the big treehouse with the nets is not entirely accessible. In general, though, it shouldn't be too much of a hassle.
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