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The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania (37 ha / 92 acres) is the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The arboretum is open daily except major holidays; an admission fee is charged at the gate.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Saturday||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
One of my favorite places. Everything here is a fantastic experience ...the train exhibit is a family tradition we never miss during the holidays
Just simply natures beauty. The staff is friendly, confident, helpful and knowledgeable. I can't wait to see it in the spring when my son gets married in April.
A really nice place that can hold large groups of people. We attended a school function and the outdoor area is beautifully maintained with trees and flowers. One of the nicest gift shops is housed here.
Had a really nice afternoon there with my lovely girlfriend. Beautiful setting with diverse flora as you would expect. I look forward to returning and spending more time there to learn more about some of the trees and plants on display. Also some interesting kinetic art/sculpture on display which we really appreciated. Overall it comes highly recommended from us.
Really enjoy it here. Very relaxing. Nice for whole family or just a couple's days out. Kids will like the big hammock area, for lack of a better description, and toy train displays. Check for the latter to make sure they're running as they aren't always, which is a shame as it's the highlight for kids...and maybe for many adults too.
Wonderful time, bring friends and family. Amazing trees, flowers, garden, streams and much more. Such a beautiful place.
My buddy held his wedding here. Absolutely beautiful ceremony with the cocktail hour held on the catwalk.
Great outdoor space to hike around and enjoy the outside. Trees and flowers with a nice path to walk and enjoy everything. Cherry blossoms were neat to see but it was a little early in the season to see much else. If you park in the lower parking section there is a shuttle up the hill or for the strong legged a walk up there big hill is rewarding.
The beautifully laid out gardens is a perfect destination for a quiet stroll or bird watching. I love the always changing flora. A very sweet gift shop too. Consider a membership, you will want to return...again and again!
This is the MOST amazing place. So much beauty, you don't know where to look next and yet, quiet and serene. Go there. You won't be disappointed!
Great family activity, or a place to escape for some peace by yourself. The grounds are well maintained, amazing array of plants/trees, fountains, seasonal events. Price is reasonable, but if you're going more than once or twice a year, just get a membership.
I think it is overrated and it was very poor as a wedding venue. They accepted more people than they could fit and they seated a lot of people outside (on a very hot day. And they had no room for a dance floor or to walk around. The outside is a decent park, but nothing too special
Very cool place. It’s absolutely beautiful and has plenty of stuff to keep young children interested and having fun. I think the trains were the most fun thing for me and the kids. It an amazing setup. So many beautiful trees and plants. Lots of spots to sit, relax, and take it all in. My only issue is that it’s kind of expensive. I think we’d go more often if the prices were lower.
Our family really enjoyed our day at the arboretum. The flowers and trees were beautiful, and you get to see a small amount of wildlife. Lot's of open green space to enjoy, walk around. Next time I may bring a book and just enjoy the fresh air and quiet.
Absolutely beautiful place. I’ve been going here for many years and I just started volunteering to help digitize the documents they have from the original owners of the land and the mansion that used to be there. As well as displaying quite the impressive Arboretum there is also a part across the street that, one Sunday a month, they do tours of the Springfield mill house Which is part of the original property they were able to restore. As well as a facility over there that is doing research for plants.
The grounds were very nice and beautiful. The only problem is if you want to joke around. As we were watching some ducks, some people saw the mother duck with two ducklings. Just as we were getting closer just a tiny bit, they must’ve been startled and paddle away. I just happened to joke around and said “If you want to see them, why don’t you scare them this way?”, and some groundskeeper started scolding me about scaring them. I thought to myself,”it’s a harmless joke! Of course I would never purposely scare them!” Overall, it is a beautiful area, but after the incident, I was dejected the rest of the day. And that is why I give this place 4/5.
Incredible and beautiful in any season. You have to visit a few times to really explore everything this place has to offer. Great for nature lovers, gardeners, and fun family or romantic walks. They also have a lot of educational programs and summer camps!
Loved this place! Ask at the visitor center for the scavenger hunt sheet. I had as much fun checking for the clues as my son did (nearly eight). The train tracks, Japanese garden, and fernery were wonderful to see. Personally, this place is in my top five places to visit in Philadelphia.