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Morris Arboretum

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A great place to chill out and enjoy nature.

There's something about nature that calms and at the same time invigorates. Morris Arboretum does... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard J
Vero Beach, United States
Fabulous variety of trees, shrubs and flowers in a delightful natural setting.

My wife and I love touring gardens because of their beauty and peacefulness. Morris, the former... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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  • Average3%
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“rose garden”(46 reviews)
“garden railway”(31 reviews)
“train display”(14 reviews)
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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from US$59.00
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 12, 2012

My wife and I were looking for something to do outside on a beautiful sunny April day and came across the Morris Arboretum. We decided to go in order to be among the many gardens, picturesque scenery and to escape from the hustle and bustle...More

5  Thank heartjersey
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 23, 2013

16 dollars an adult and 11 dollars a kid is way too expensive for such a far place.its 45 mins out of Philadelphia by car and nothing so special

5  Thank Sallab
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's something about nature that calms and at the same time invigorates. Morris Arboretum does just this. Lay back your worries and cares and just mosey through this wonderful natural place. Try it especially in spring and fall.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I love touring gardens because of their beauty and peacefulness. Morris, the former summer home of heirs to a steel fortune, has something to please everyone - metal sculptures, mute swans and dozens of mallards on a swan lake, a fern house,...More

Thank pac120691
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Morris Arboretum is great! It's very large and well worth the cost as there are a number of different species of flora and fauna to experience. I'd recommend going in spring or summer (that's when I've been there) when everything is in full bloom.

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have the annual family pass and it's worth every penny, as we take our toddler there almost weekly. The train town and the treehouse are must-visits and the fern house is great as well. Plenty of room to run and lots of beautiful things...More

Thank scotttmiller1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife's niece got married at the Arboretum. Not necessarily my cup of tea, but I wasn't the one getting married. Grounds cover 96 acres (pains). Grounds are up and down and not handicap friendly. They had several golf carts to move guests around. Food...More

Thank BILLB47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great tour and spent the day wandering around the arboretum. There is a great paved loop that goes around and some unpaved trails but you can walk anywhere you like. It’s fun to lay in the grass and look at the sculptures...More

Thank chefshawn1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful rose garden, even in October. The G -gauge train exhibit with replicas of area landmarks was just wonderful.

Thank Karen31416
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Morris Arboretum is a beautiful place to have a wedding. The drawback is that the building is not handicap accessible and requires guests to use stairs.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The admission per each adult is $19.00. If you live locally, consider upgrading to an annual membership. Large vehicles and RVs may park in the field near where you pay. A cafe and gift shop are available. Look online for ongoing classes. Bathrooms are located...More

Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Any acres saved from development are worth visiting and Morris Arboretum is a lovely 26 acres seemingly in the countryside of Philadelphia - This was a family's country estate that has come to be owned by U. Penn. The mansion house still stands - rather...More

Thank saramatthews
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Susan W
October 23, 2018|
Response from SBEBMB | Reviewed this property |
No pets. They put this online: Here are 5 differences between a park and arboreta/botanical garden: Parks are intended mostly for recreation vs. arboreta/botanical gardens which focus on Plant Science Research, Education... More
Susan W
October 23, 2018|
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Response from PaleoGypsy | Reviewed this property |
While service dogs are allowed, pets are not.
July 26, 2018|
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Response from lockjessmonster | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think you need one unless you’re trying to do a special event