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Morris Arboretum

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Address: 100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
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+1 215-247-5777
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public...

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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Nature lover

Beautiful landscapes of plants with magnificent gardens. The fernery is my favorite area! There is so much to see and learn we purchased a year membership to explore all year... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Judy H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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philadelphia area
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343 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We are members here and decided on a beautiful April day to visit again. It was disappointing. There were some bulbs in the gardens but everything was still rather bare. The day was hot but the water fountains and regular fountains were still turned off so my kids complained about being thirsty half the time (I didn't bring a water... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful landscapes of plants with magnificent gardens. The fernery is my favorite area! There is so much to see and learn we purchased a year membership to explore all year round. Great place for everyone to enjoy.

1 Thank Judy H
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I hadn't been there since the 1970's and it was a beautiful place to enjoy an unusually warm spring day in the Philly Area. This gorgeous place consists of 98 acres of plants that are tagged and identified. There is something to be appreciated by the young and older. The paths are paved and yet you can explore open space.... More 

Thank Ann P
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I had my wedding here in September and it was absolutely amazing. The venue is perfect for a wedding under 175 and you must use company's coming catering. The food was spot on. That is usually what I remember the most about a wedding. Love this place.

Thank Tony G
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I live in the area but rarely go here. No good excuse. I went there for a wedding and was reminded of how nice it is. Nice for a walk, take in the beauty, let go of stress.

Thank bkmnedwards1
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My family visited Morris Arboretum and I could not have been more pleased with our day. I didn't know if my kids (age 8,6,5) would enjoy it or not or if there would be enough to do, but I couldn't have been more wrong! We easily spent 3 hours there enjoying all the different trees and flowers, the sculptures, the... More 

2 Thank 858sharlae
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We are members and enjoy our visits to the Morris Arboretum during every season. We try to go during the week as weekends and special events can get crowded, It's a beautiful treasure to enjoy for any age group.

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323 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

From the lovely lavender to the big bird's nest to the more simple flowers and fountains, this is a flower lovers haven. TIP: Guys, this would be a beautiful place to propose. The gardens are stunning and the fountains are so romantic. Panoramic view of the mountains at sunset! Guaranteed "YES!!!"

1 Thank Linsey H
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

rock and roll in this happy polace where care free is the order of the day amost relaxing and fun time for all!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you have young children, I would say this is a must visit for the holiday season. Do be sure to buy your tickets in advance; it sells out. And, be certain to bundle everyone up. But, the staff has done a spectacular job with illuminating and designing the train display. The children can get quite close to the trains;... More 

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