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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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A wonderful arboretum!

The Morris Arboretum is a gem - an oasis in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
anne s
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Incredible even before everything is in bloom

I believe you can bring a picnic here, which I intend to do soon. The grounds are breath taking and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lockjessmonster
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New Jersey
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“garden railway” (31 reviews)
“train display” (12 reviews)
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100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
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+1 215-247-5777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Morris Arboretum is a gem - an oasis in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. It is many things- a historic & beautiful public garden and educational / research institution. It is part of the University of Pennsylvania and also the official Arboretum of...More

Thank anne s
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I believe you can bring a picnic here, which I intend to do soon. The grounds are breath taking and easy to get to from kelly drive. I would give yourself at least two hours to explore everything and definitely check out the tree walk!...More

Thank lockjessmonster
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit here was with a group of volunteers. Our coordinators had generously paid for all of us to come here and get a tour of the grounds. This was reserved well in advance. Turns out we waited and waited and they finally told...More

Thank Dana J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great, beautiful walk. Great place to family in weekend! THe kids love it so much! We will come back!

Thank Ping L
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend! Only thing is make sure you get there at around 9:45am (gates open at 10am). The line to get in could take 30 min to an hour otherwise so plan accordingly. The drum presentation was AMAZING and not to be missed. Beautiful grounds...More

Thank Eileen K
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Went here for their Cherry Blossom Festival. Beautiful place and they had live band. You can do it in a couple hours or take all day if you wish. The Arboretum head all types of flowers and trees with tags to describe what they were....More

Thank jtraveler83
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The Morris Arboretum is a gem! Walk the paths, enjoy the beautiful trees, sculptures, and plantings. Out on a Limb and the Garden Railroad are especially fun for the little ones. There are a variety of classes offered throughout the year. There is truly something...More

Thank Rosemary G
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely spectacular. It’s a serene place to walk and talk with someone. Place to clear your mind and find clarity in life. It’s a place to explore and find all kinds of surprises. I feel young kids, teenagers and all adults could...More

Thank gcbuilds
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I enjoyed walking the arboretum looking for birds. The grounds are essentially an island of habitat in an urban area--always a good indication of a good birding opportunity.

Thank Edge W
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

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mamahaggs
12 April 2018|
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Response from Rosemary G | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you can. In addition, there is a cafe with a limited menu for food to purchase.
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Aschenbecher
12 December 2017|
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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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