Morris Arboretum

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Morris Arboretum
Photograph: Courtesy Visit Philadelphia/R. Kennedy

There is so much to delight in at this 92-acre Victorian arboretum in Chestnut Hill. There’s the elaborate miniature train display that features a series of tiny railcars motoring around a landscaped garden on a quarter-mile of track. Also designed for kids—and intrepid parents—is the Tree Adventure, a walkway built in the canopy of the trees 50 feet up with a “Squirrel Scramble” hammock-like nest made of steel mesh so visitors can hang out up in the trees. There’s also a beautifully manicured formal rose garden, mature trees and plants, a fernery, a romantic gazebo and pond with swans, a log cabin, rolling hills, sculptures and the occasional small woodland creature scampering in the underbrush. 

By: Sarah Jordan


Venue name: Morris Arboretum
Address: 100 E Northwestern Ave
Opening hours: Mon, Tue 10am-4pm; Wed 10am-8pm; Thu, Fri 10am-4pm; Sat, Sun 8am-5pm
Price: $17, seniors $15, students $9, children 3–17 $9, children under 3 free
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