The Morton Arboretum
The mission of The Morton Arboretum is to collect and study trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world, to display them across naturally beautiful landscapes for people to study and enjoy, and to learn how to grow them in ways that enhance our environment.
Our goal is to encourage the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.
They had a gorgeous light display for Christmas! It wasn't that cold the day we went but they had warming stations to take a break & to warm up, which we took advantage of!! They served hot chocolate & other beverages. I definitely would go back and recommend it to all my friends & family! 😊❤
Love this place, but I must say if you don't have a membership, it's a bit pricey. Totally worth it if you love nature walks and learning about the outdoors! Great place to bring the kids, and perfect for first dates! Usually pretty crowded during events though so plan ahead because tickets sell out quickly!
This is a national treasure. Beautiful walking and driving trails. Wish I had a few days exploring all the trees and bushes, many with identifying signs. Great place for bird watching, as well. Lovely in any season. Nice gift shop, too.
Great grounds. Peaceful escape from the rat race. Wonderful hiking trails. Taught both of my kids how to drive here. Great winding roads with a low speed limit. Pricey if your not a member but still worth it. Many programs for kids and adults. Wish they allowed bikes.
So the Arboretum is worth a visit. There are great areas for kids, and the arboretum itself is beautiful. There are lots of well kept walking trails and a surprisingly reasonably price cafeteria. Consider a membership b/c it actually gets you into Botanic Gardens too, as well as a few others.