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Morris Arboretum

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Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great outdoors

The Morris Arboretum is one of those little gems. It's a best kept secret place. Great parking and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendy S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Great trip

After several years of visiting our daughter in Philly, we finally visited the Morris arboroteum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
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100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
+1 215-247-5777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Morris Arboretum is one of those little gems. It's a best kept secret place. Great parking and an all around lovely spot.

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After several years of visiting our daughter in Philly, we finally visited the Morris arboroteum and were not disappointed. The grounds were lovely and the train was fantastic as was the tree-top level walk. The sculpture garden and the Japanese garden were disapponting, but all...More

1  Thank Bill195062
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been meaning to visit the arboretum for a long time and finally got there earlier this June. It’s tucked right in the middle of an urban area and offers a great contrast to the surrounding. The grounds are amazing with nuggets like the...More

Thank MDUSER786
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Morris Arboretum is a great family destination. We bring our grandchildren their to play in the "spider web" , sit on giant size robin's eggs in the nest, and to see the great train display including Thomas the Train

Thank McCallum800
Reviewed 13 June 2018

I work in the horticulture industry, so sometimes it takes a lot to really impress me. This place is spectacular! Especially the old mature trees 100 years+. The grove of Dawn Redwoods is wonderful, with old-man faces hiding in the bark. We were there on...More

1  Thank LadyKBucksCo_
Reviewed 11 May 2018

The Morris Arboretum is a gem - an oasis in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. It is many things- a historic & beautiful public garden and educational / research institution. It is part of the University of Pennsylvania and also the official Arboretum of...More

Thank anne s
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

I believe you can bring a picnic here, which I intend to do soon. The grounds are breath taking and easy to get to from kelly drive. I would give yourself at least two hours to explore everything and definitely check out the tree walk!...More

Thank lockjessmonster
Reviewed 7 May 2018

My first visit here was with a group of volunteers. Our coordinators had generously paid for all of us to come here and get a tour of the grounds. This was reserved well in advance. Turns out we waited and waited and they finally told...More

Thank Dana J
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This place is great, beautiful walk. Great place to family in weekend! THe kids love it so much! We will come back!

Thank Ping L
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend! Only thing is make sure you get there at around 9:45am (gates open at 10am). The line to get in could take 30 min to an hour otherwise so plan accordingly. The drum presentation was AMAZING and not to be missed. Beautiful grounds...More

Thank Eileen K
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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.
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.
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.