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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Great for Kids

A wonderful place for kids! Lots of exploring and room to run around, as well as admiring the trees and plants. Beautiful!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 July 2015
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

A wonderful place for kids! Lots of exploring and room to run around, as well as admiring the trees and plants. Beautiful!

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

If you find yourself in the Chestnut Hill section of Philly make a stop here and follow the lovely walks through the garden. Summer and Christmas are special as there is a train that is great for children.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Spent a very enjoyable morning at the arboretum. Lots of informal gardens, sculptures, a fun skywalk, and a large model train layout. Great activity for people of all ages!

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

The Arboretum is a real family place -- lots of gardens, plants and trees to see, but also a "walk in the sky" construction for kids of all ages. Our friend cannot walk very well so we took a wheelchair (available at the gift shop) along just in case. We only made it a couple of hundred yards down to... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

There's something about taking a leisurely walk surrounded by woods and trees and flowers and bushes--in other words, surrounded by nature. This is not a place to hurry along. If there was ever a place to stop and smell the roses, this is it!

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

It's a beautiful place to visit any time of the year. They have very nice collection of different plants, from roses to trees. Very expansive grounds, so it takes a few hours to see and enjoy everything they have to offer. Just a gorgeous place!

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ft lauderdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Beautiful area for a stroll. Winter or summer, the landscape changes. It is always quiet and serene ther. It is a good place to gather your thoughts or, in the spring, look at the flowers.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

The Morris Arboretum is outside the normal visitor destinations for Philadelphia, but if you have the time and desire to sit among trees that were planted for appeal and study, find your way to the Morris Arboretum. Among the acres of trees, shrubs, flowers, and sculpture, you will enjoy a quiet and relaxing day. Take a book or read the... More 

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Beautiful venue for a wedding in May as long as it doesn't rain. It was a perfect day and a little walk to where the ceremony was. The couple walked down the grassed aisle and said their vow in front of an urn on stairs. The dinner was under cover, catering was awesome and you can provide your own liquor.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

First time back in about 40 years. Now I'm going to go every season, even on a hot day like today,There was a breeze in the air, the smell of the flowers lightened up your nostrils, the trails were well marked and the minature trains were running. It was a relaxing, invigorating day.

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