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Morton Arboretum

4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293
+1 630-968-0074
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Gingko Restaurant dining

While the whole arboretum deserves reviewing--because it's such a great place to visit and hike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DouglasJones2014
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Berrien Springs, Michigan
Calling nature lovers of all ages

The Arboretum is a beautiful reserve of grassy plains, quiet ponds, and peaceful forests. The map... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
emmkmm
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Chicago, Illinois
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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” (29 reviews)
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4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While the whole arboretum deserves reviewing--because it's such a great place to visit and hike around in--I'll focus on the restaurant on the premises--a very nice place to enjoy a casual lunch. The ambience is very nice, given the expansive wall of windows overlooking a...More

Thank DouglasJones2014
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The Arboretum is a beautiful reserve of grassy plains, quiet ponds, and peaceful forests. The map of the property clearly explains hiking distances, terrain, and parking options for each of the many paths throughout the property. Some are wheelchair and stroller accessible. All this makes...More

2  Thank emmkmm
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Second time to Illumination. Your enjoyment is weather contingent. First visit 2 years ago, went with my 10 year old son and 75 year old Father during Thanksgiving weekend. We were excited however, the weather was Awful! Rainy, cold drizzle mist. Since you must pre-pay...More

Thank carpediem1010
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

An incredible place to go all four seasons. If you are in the area you should just get a season's pass, it is more than worth it.

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This was a great opportunity for some wholesome and safe family entertainment at the fantastic Morton Arboretum. The kids and adults enjoyed the walk and light show on an unseasonably comfortable evening. Make sure you purchase your tickets online. The crowd is controlled by restricting...More

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

I went with a group to this Illumination show at the Morton Arboretum in December of 2017. The show was amazing and the walk around the park was a little over a mile. Lots to see and the crowd was great. I recommend this for...More

Thank TravelingFromHermosa
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

It was still a little cold to be out walking around with the kids, so we decided on just visiting the train exhibit that they had on one side of the visitor center. Though it wasn't the largest set-up, there were more than enough trains...More

Thank Allen21096
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Morton Arboretum is a wonderful park and museum for all family members. There are a variety of exhibits which they change throughout the year.

Thank MBAF174
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This is the place for you if you're into trees and love taking long walks among the trees. A different experience than the Chicago Botanical Gardens, and much easier to get to, in my opinion. They just had their lights among the trees for the...More

1  Thank Bettina W
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Visitors of all ages will enjoy interacting with Siberian sled dogs when Husky Heroes returns to The Morton Arboretum, January 27 and 28, 2018. There will be sledding demonstrations and lots of dogs to see. There will be tons of people to advise you about...More

Thank Sheppette
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vicki656
7 January 2018|
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Response from TomClan | Reviewed this property |
No sledding. But you might check to see if it is still possible to rent the bikes with snow tires!
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durkineileen
10 May 2017|
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Response from SarahsBackstage | Reviewed this property |
Yes!
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