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Morton Arboretum, Lisle

Hop on a or guided tram tour through the woodlands, wetlands, and prairie of Morton Arboretum. Find your way out of the maze garden, cross tree bridges, and hike, bike, or walk one of the trails. Explore the children’s garden and the village of tree houses, while you admire the plants, flowers, and trees in the arboretum. Peruse the nature-inspired artisan-designed items in the gift shop, wander around the exhibit in the visitor center, and enjoy a meal in the arboretum restaurant. Buy your tour tickets in advance since they often sell out. All the buildings and paved garden paths and trails are accessible to strollers and wheelchairs, parking is free and close to the entrance, and there are water fountains and restrooms scattered throughout the arboretum. Use our Lisle driving holiday planning website to arrange your visit to Morton Arboretum and other attractions in Lisle.
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  • 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 gre...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Morton Arboretum is a wonderful park and museum for all family members. There are a variety of exhibits which they change throughout the year.  more »
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  • I love The Morton Arboretum. I've been to Illumination two years in a row and it's always such a magical and special experience. It really puts me in the Christmas spirit. It's also very beautiful in the spring. It's a really lovely place to wander if you like being outdoors. Highly recommend.
  • The annual Illuminations event never fails to astound, and a brisk walk in snow or not, depending on the weather, makes for a beautifully invigorating night tour and a magnificent light display to behold! Bundle up and take your own pace! Just don't miss it! The Morton Arboretum is an extraordinary haven with focus on healthy trees, plants and education. It offers dozens of interesting, interactive classes from art and botanical illustration to painting and from a lovely gift shop on the premises to guided tours, snow shoeing and cross country and dog sledding to outdoor theatre, hiking, or shuttling, and so much more!
  • The Arboretum has a wide variety of events and activities that go beyond the marvelous walking trails to see trees, plants and gardens. They have an amazing child garden that will entertain kids for hours. They also have have a train exhibit in the winter, illumination lights festival in winter and trade shows, ethnic fests and more that bring food, crafts and music. If you might go a couple times in a year get the membership as paying each time can get expensive. I've been to a wedding there as well and the venue, food and location was very nice.
  • Perfect place to go for a long walk. The west side has a lot of water and is more hilly. The east side is flat out spectacular during autumn. Try the soft toffee made with Arboretum honey in the gift shop. It's unbelievable. The children's garden is outstanding and full of activities and playgrounds. Dogs are allowed one Saturday in March, May, September and November. I have a 2 person yearly membership for $90 and any two of us can use it. It's well worth it.
  • Love the Morton Arboretum! It is an amazing park known for its conservatory efforts. Beautiful outdoor area. Bike and walking paths. Parking is free with a membership. Of you plan to visit more than once get the membership. There is always something happening here on the weekends. Great place if you love the outdoors. Also great for kids!
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