Morton Arboretum

Type: Gardens

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Located just a short distance from Chicago, this fabulous "Tree Museum" features 3,000 varieties of trees, shrubs, and vines. Its 1,700 acres include Illinois Tree Trails, sugar maples, a Crabtree orchard, a delightful prairie that blooms in summer and fall, 13 miles of trails and 11 miles of road viewing. Founded by Joy Morton (of Morton Salt fame) in 1922, the Arboretum continues to delight guests with seasonal events, the Sterling Morton Library and the Ginkgo gift and coffee shop. There are specific kid and family-friendly programs designed to encourage exploration and curiosity. The Children's Garden includes three areas with 10 themed gardens, each with engaging and interactive activities that children enjoy.


4100 Illinois Rte 53
Lisle, IL 60532

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Expert Tips by Megy Karydes

Chicago Local Expert

Things to Do with Kids: "Take time to hike around the trails"

Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The Children's Garden includes themed gardens with engaging and interactive activities as well as miles of trails for them to explore.

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