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Morton Arboretum, Lisle

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Hop on a or guided tram tour through the woodlands, wetlands, and prairie of Morton Arboretum. Find your way out of the maze garden, cross tree bridges, and hike, bike, or walk one of the trails. Explore the children’s garden and the village of tree houses, while you admire the plants, flowers, and trees in the arboretum. Peruse the nature-inspired artisan-designed items in the gift shop, wander around the exhibit in the visitor center, and enjoy a meal in the arboretum restaurant. Buy your tour tickets in advance since they often sell out. All the buildings and paved garden paths and trails are accessible to strollers and wheelchairs, parking is free and close to the entrance, and there are water fountains and restrooms scattered throughout the arboretum. Use our Lisle driving holiday planning website to arrange your visit to Morton Arboretum and other attractions in Lisle.
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  • Lovvveeee this palceee!! Wonderful you can really feel like you’re surrounded by nature! Huge forrest and lovely sculptures. The children’s garden is amazing as well.  more »
  • Growing up in the Chicago suburbs in the 50s, 60s and early 70s, I used to go here often with my parents and brother. On Labor Day weekend 2021, I visited it again for the first time in almost 50...  more »
  • Beautiful flowers. I have written down the names of several so I can put them in my garden. The activities around the lake where really fun to see and possibly purchase too. Thank you for an economical place to go and spend a wonderful day with family and friends. The cafeteria was great also. All the employees were very warm and welcoming.
  • This place is truly magical. The air feels cleaner when you enter the grounds and your mind feels clearer. The arboretum has a lot to offer. For those with kids, there's a hands on children's garden; which involves mazes, climbing and water all just right for little people. For those that want to enjoy nature there are the well manicured paths surrounding the visitor center as well as, natural hiking trails surrounding the entire arboretum. The visitor center can be very busy and crowded during the day, especially hot days, however once you start on a hiking trail, it's just you and the vegetation. The arboretum has a nice cafe, that has air conditioning for those super hot days that overlooks a beautiful pond. There is also outdoor seating as well. The prices for the cafe are kind of high for the quality of food, but hey your paying for convenience;). There is a Tram tour ( separate fee)that takes you through parts of the arboretum with an experienced guide to explain the history of the trees and different areas. History of trees may not appeal to some, but this was a great relaxing and informative experience. I have only been in summer, but I cant wait to experience the seasonal changes for fall, winter and spring. Highly recommend spending an afternoon or two here!

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