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Morris Arboretum

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Relaxing place to walk , still near city

This place is serene and beautiful. Only about 30 minute drive from center city. The more... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Wonderful Stroll!

I visited with my dad on a weekday in July. He's into birding and taking pictures of flowers. While... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
Christie Y
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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“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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is serene and beautiful. Only about 30 minute drive from center city. The more adventurous can bike, too, or there’s mass transit. We took a Lyft and stopped st Dalessandro’s for lunch. The arboretum has nice sculptures, in addition to a giant tree...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018

I visited with my dad on a weekday in July. He's into birding and taking pictures of flowers. While July isn't the best time for birding, he still enjoyed the walk. I also enjoyed our visit. They have lovely grounds here. Lots of lush greenery,...More

Thank Christie Y
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I attended a wedding here on July 12th. This Arboretum has lots of lush greenery and a great variety of flowers. It is so picturesque. Also the reception here had delicious food and very polite staff members. The night breezes and the tent set up...More

Thank Surprised92
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Our first time visiting. Convenient location with plenty of parking. We were able to get a season pass from our local library so our visit did not cost us anything. The grounds were well maintained with various sculptures scattered around. The model train town was...More

Thank ladyarcher1941
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

I have three boys ages 10-13 and since we were in the neighborhood we stopped in Morris Arboretum. We had been years ago when they were little to see the train display but always went when it was fall or winter. So nice to enjoy...More

Thank icecreamdoodle
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Really beautiful, calm, well kept, interesting public garden, welcoming to all. Good for kids and adults, and good place to go for a walk, some up and down adds to the challenge.

Thank Myra L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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 July 6, 2018

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

3  Thank Bill195062
Reviewed June 30, 2018 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 June 26, 2018

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

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I don’t think you need one unless you’re trying to do a special event
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I believe that you can. In addition, there is a cafe with a limited menu for food to purchase.
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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.