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Morton Arboretum

  • 4100 Illinois Rte. 53 Map It
  • Lisle
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 08/31/2015

Fodor's Review

At this 1,700-acre outdoor oasis, you can hike some of the 16 miles of manicured trails, or drive or bike along 9 miles of paved roads bordered by trees, shrubs, and vines. Every season is magnificent: spring's flowering trees, summer's canopy-covered trails, fall's dazzling foliage, and winter's serene beauty. Bike, snowshoe, and cross-country ski rentals are available. If you have kids, check out the award-winning 4-acre Children's Garden, which is stroller- (as well as wheelchair-) friendly. A 1-acre maze garden will delight as you wind your way to the lookout platform.

Sight Information


4100 Illinois Rte. 53, Lisle, Illinois, 60532, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Apr.–Nov., Thurs.–Tues., $14; Dec.–Mar. and Weds. year-round $9; 1-hr tram tours $6
  • Jan. and Feb., daily 9–4; Mar., Apr., Nov., and Dec., daily 9–5; May–Oct., daily 9–6; grounds only daily 7 am–sunset

Published 08/31/2015


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