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Morris Arboretum

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100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
+1 215-247-5777
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A wonderful garden anytime of the year.

Well worth the trip out to Chestnut Hill to see this wonderful place. Highlights are the garden... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
Dave C
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
So Beautiful and peaceful

Used to have a Swan pond with a gazebo and the romantic in me always thought such a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2016
Steven S
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden” (44 reviews)
“garden railway” (31 reviews)
“train display” (12 reviews)
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100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
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"rose garden"
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"garden railway"
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"train display"
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"chestnut hill"
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"swan pond"
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"bird's nest"
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"plants and trees"
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"natural beauty"
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"canopy walk"
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"train layout"
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"lovely place to visit"
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"university of pennsylvania"
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"city limits"
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

Well worth the trip out to Chestnut Hill to see this wonderful place. Highlights are the garden railway, out on the limb tree adventure and the amazing fountains and plant collection.

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Used to have a Swan pond with a gazebo and the romantic in me always thought such a fantastic place to get married and found out from a worker many have.

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Located in the northwest tip of Philadelphia this place is worth a drive with its adjacency to the Wissahickon valley and Chrpestnut Hill both also worth a visit. The rose garden in June is spectacular and every season is well represented withthis he variety of...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

I find this place so relaxing....winding paths take you past all manner of trees, plants and flowers. Interspersed are unique sculptures and structures. The train exhibit and treetop walk are great for kids....heck, I'm almost 50 and love them. Nice little gift shop and cafe,...More

Thank k2j2neis
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

A pleasure to visit. Clean-up of the roof of the gazebo is in order. The expansion of the courses offered this Spring is welcome. The fernery is always a joy especially in cold weather. The garden railway - a thrill for all ages. The tours...More

Thank SusanRuthK
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

I have to state I live not far from this Arboretum and I go there almost monthly. It has a paved path and a map shows you areas that you can diverge from the path and go to such as the Spring House or the...More

Thank joanz359
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

The Arboretum is not only a beautiful nature spot but the miniature railroad display is absolutely captivating. An additional draw when we were there were the fascinating bird houses, some of them charming replicas of historical homes.

Thank cybermom9
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

The arboretum is outstanding, serene, and always changing. Special exhibits of sculpture, etc. are always inviting. The birdhouse in the tree tops is great fun for children. Food and gift shop are small but sufficient and reasonable priced,

Thank dan7916
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

A lovely space to walk, meditate, relax and enjoy a respite from the crowded residential areas that surround this exquisite garden area. The park is available and suitable for events such as Weddings.

Thank reelwise
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

If you love nature and beauty, this is the place for you. Tree covered rolling hills, with the trees labeled. Imaginative and creative twig sculptures look like you have landed in a magic world. A joy to behold!

Thank lisa p
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Yes we always pack snacks and lunch
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Response from Rona M | Reviewed this property |
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.
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24 November 2017|
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Response from Richard O | Reviewed this property |
For 15 yo, probably 1.5 +/- .5 hrs. For adults, 2-3 hrs. Adjust downward for cold/hot seasons and possibly upward for spring / fall.
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