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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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Great for the kids

We took our 5 year old grandson to this beautiful site this morning. He was in his personal heaven... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
halg16
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Newtown Square, PA
A Museum of Living Plants

A quality living research center with high diversity of plant species. Arboretum had well designed... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
Natureholic
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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“rose garden” (44 reviews)
“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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"rose garden"
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"garden railway"
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"train display"
in 12 reviews
"chestnut hill"
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"swan pond"
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"bird's nest"
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"plants and trees"
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"natural beauty"
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"canopy walk"
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"train layout"
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"lovely place to visit"
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"university of pennsylvania"
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"city limits"
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"great for kids"
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"gift shop"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

We took our 5 year old grandson to this beautiful site this morning. He was in his personal heaven with the toy railroad site, the tree walk and its web site suited for even and especially for children of his age to walk and climb...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

A quality living research center with high diversity of plant species. Arboretum had well designed management plan for tourists, students, educators and researcher. Within the periphery of mega city Philadelphia, Morris Arboretum is one of the best places I have visited. It's greenness will make...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

There are tours of the gardens on golf carts for people with limited mobility. Call ahead to book a tour. There is no wifi.

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Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is a place you have to want to get to, but the reward for those that do is a large and varied landscape of meadows, forests, and gardens. There is a nw structure that allows one to walk among the trees and is both...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2016

It was a great day outing with the grand kids. Took them to see the Thomas the train exhibit. We toured the grounds and participated in this hunt where you have to find different land marks & statues on the property. The kids loved it....More

1  Thank ItsMaxi
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Worth checking out. Lots of places to wander outdoors. Interesting trees. Out on a limb is a must see.

Thank sjtol
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This arboretum is a lovely way to spend an afternoon in nice weather. There are several types of gardens, including an enclosed fernery, as well as a couple of sculptures and small buildings and architectural features, such as the Temple of Mercury. The Treehouse is...More

1  Thank Traveler_from_PA
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

If you love trees, flowers and pleasant walking paths this is the place. Best to have an annual membership and go often, as the environment changes with the seasons. We love the Log Cabin, the Japanese rock garden, the Fernery, and more. Not much birding...More

1  Thank LibrLibr
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

My family and I love going to this perfect free-time getaway. We go quite often and love it there. It has many great areas, including a log cabin, a pond with lovely swans and geese and a miniature train landscape.

Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

I went here with my boyfriend last August. Very well designed and not to expensive. Great place to spend a day off!

Thank Allison L
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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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