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Morton Arboretum

4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293
+1 630-968-0074
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Breathing Trees the best, Enjoyment weather based

Second time to Illumination. Your enjoyment is weather contingent. First visit 2 years ago, went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
carpediem1010
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Chicago, Illinois
Stunning

An incredible place to go all four seasons. If you are in the area you should just get a season's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scott M
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Only 25 miles west of Chicago, there's something for everyone in all four seasons at The Morton Arboretum. Whether you seek a quiet hike in the woods or an active family day out, The Morton Arboretum offers a wide variety of fun activities, events, tours, and classes for all ages and interests. Here you'll find an oasis of 16 miles of hiking trails and nine miles of paved roads, perfect for hiking, running, biking or just exploring. From a guided tour on an open-air tram to the award-winning Children's Garden and Maze Garden, to seasonal exhibits and lunch in The Ginkgo Restaurant overlooking Meadow Lake, the Arboretum is a unique place to explore, discover, escape, and connect with trees and nature.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time to Illumination. Your enjoyment is weather contingent. First visit 2 years ago, went with my 10 year old son and 75 year old Father during Thanksgiving weekend. We were excited however, the weather was Awful! Rainy, cold drizzle mist. Since you must pre-pay...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An incredible place to go all four seasons. If you are in the area you should just get a season's pass, it is more than worth it.

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great opportunity for some wholesome and safe family entertainment at the fantastic Morton Arboretum. The kids and adults enjoyed the walk and light show on an unseasonably comfortable evening. Make sure you purchase your tickets online. The crowd is controlled by restricting...More

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a group to this Illumination show at the Morton Arboretum in December of 2017. The show was amazing and the walk around the park was a little over a mile. Lots to see and the crowd was great. I recommend this for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was still a little cold to be out walking around with the kids, so we decided on just visiting the train exhibit that they had on one side of the visitor center. Though it wasn't the largest set-up, there were more than enough trains...More

Thank Allen21096
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Morton Arboretum is a wonderful park and museum for all family members. There are a variety of exhibits which they change throughout the year.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is the place for you if you're into trees and love taking long walks among the trees. A different experience than the Chicago Botanical Gardens, and much easier to get to, in my opinion. They just had their lights among the trees for the...More

Thank Bettina W
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Visitors of all ages will enjoy interacting with Siberian sled dogs when Husky Heroes returns to The Morton Arboretum, January 27 and 28, 2018. There will be sledding demonstrations and lots of dogs to see. There will be tons of people to advise you about...More

Thank Sheppette
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We've been here during the summer and now the winter (for the Winter Illumination). Both times we've loved it. I was taken back by the cost to walk through a small part of the arboretum during the winter but after doing it, it was well...More

Thank Todd C
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This is a spectacular holiday light show that uses all the trees as background/support for the fabulously innovative light show. Some are partnered with music, and all are breathtaking. It is an easy 1 mile walk, but bundle up...it was 1 degree F when we...More

Thank Kathy K
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vicki656
6 January 2018|
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Response from TomClan | Reviewed this property |
No sledding. But you might check to see if it is still possible to rent the bikes with snow tires!
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durkineileen
10 May 2017|
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