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Morton Arboretum, Lisle

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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. Put Morton Arboretum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lisle vacation builder.
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  • Pick a clear day and spend some time in this beautiful and well cared for park. It's work the price of parking or membership. We took a niece last spring for her graduation photos.  more »
  • It was a very nicely organized festival with many Asian food trucks, live demos and performances, and activities. I'm glad that I read the advice and agree that it is a bit expensive. A family of 4 (2...  more »
  • You can drive,bike or walk at the Arboretum. We love to visit often every season. There are fun outdoor activities often and the Children"s Garden is fantastic. Loads for the little ones to do and enj...  more »
  • I have been visiting the Morton arboretum for over 12 years. I used to take the children I nannied for their for classes and outside play time. I now have my own in home childcare and I have a pass to take these children. I believe it offers a lot of fun activities for children to explore nature. The children enjoy the water areas and the yearly exhibits such as the scarecrows in the fall and the Christmas lights in the winter. The restaurant offers great food, although little pricey, and I enjoy that they have a coffee shop here. Only thing I think they could improve on is that year after year nothing changes much. So once the children have gone to he children's garden many times they would love to have some different things to do from year to year. Other than that I recommend the arboretum to enjoy exploring nature by yourself or with a group of children.
  • The Morton Arboretum is a great place to explore. I've gone four times so far and have seen something new each time. Wear comfortable clothes and good walking shoes. Some of the trails are very casual, while some are more of a hike. Christmas time can be especially nice, as they have an evening admission with lights throughout the grounds. I highly recommend the Morton Arboretum as a nice place to spend outdoors and to learn and see something new!
  • What a beautiful place to walk and enjoy the views. There is a cafe and restaurant in the premise with casual foods. The admission covers parking and pass to the Children's Garden which has a playground and many fun activities for kids. The pathways are paved for strollers and wheelchair access to the hiking trails.
  • A gorgeous, huge environment to explore - but be prepared! At 1700 acres, this place was far larger than I ever expected, so I wasn't able to see nearly all of it. Well worth it if you've got a day to spend outdoors. Will be back better prepared.
  • We bought a 2 year membership, but quickly realized it wasn't worth it. We can't ride our bikes safely to the Arboretum and once inside, forget it. We were run down by cars and even yelled at. BTW there are no trails for bike only road. We love walking with our dog, but no dogs allowed except on special days, and it costs extra even with membership. The Morton Arboretum is a FOR PROFIT place.

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