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Morris Arboretum

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Address: 100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
Phone Number: +1 215-247-5777
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Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public...

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 humanities.

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Many romanic afternoons

My husband of 54 years and I walked the arboretum almost 60 years ago. We haven't been back since and now it will be harder to navigate, but we look forward to our return... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 March 2015
Phyllis S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

My husband of 54 years and I walked the arboretum almost 60 years ago. We haven't been back since and now it will be harder to navigate, but we look forward to our return. Perhaps next spring.

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2 Thank Phyllis S
Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Morris had something for everyone. When my kids were little ( 25 some years ago) we were here weekly wondering the paths and running across the fields and exploring the statues and gardens. Now my grandchildren visit the tree house, the oak allee and the trains. So much has changed and do much has stayed the same

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Will still smell as sweet but you absolutely MUST check out the rose garden here. Morris Arboretum is beautiful & immaculately maintained. Flowers, trees & shrubs are beautiful. Some of my favorite places are 1) rose garden, 2) the pavillion with the swans, 3) there are trees that the branches hang low it's a little hide out & 4) the... More 

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Our family (of three generations) enjoy this easy-walking park. The kiddies love to revisit the permanent (actvities) and experience the special exhibits throughout the arboretum (whether they are benches, insects, or trains). We have visited during different seasons of the year and have never been disappointed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

I went to the Morris Arboretum on a whim on a warm October afternoon with my 14 year old sister, and we absolutely loved it. It's like a visit to the Victorian era in the old rose garden, and the green house feels like a visit to a little Jurassic Park (complete with little dinosaur figurines!). The entire estate is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

Visited in winter. It's nice place. There are a lot of nature inspiration staff. I plan to visit rose garden in spring and summer. There is an amusement mini railroad in the garden - good for kids.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

a huge arboretum that is more estate-like than expected. Varied offerings plant-wise from exotics to locals. Beautiful trees, nice small hilly areas, well maintained. Good for extended walks, a nice feeling of isolation.

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

If you have a few hours, this is a great place to walk the trails. It has a wonderful train layout for kids and grown-ups alike. The tree specimens are wonderful, as are the flowers in bloom. It covers quite a lot of land and you can explore much of the sights without retracing your tracks. Allow at least 2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Even on a bitter cold day, we had a great time seeing the trains and how they were decorated for the holidays--such lovely attention to details. We didn't even have little kids--all the adults were enchanted with it. Beautiful and quiet in winter walking the entire grounds. Also love seeing the swan sisters so peaceful and serene on the pond.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

We went to see the Christmas lights and it was very nice. The flowers and plants are absolutely beautiful.

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