Morton Arboretum

4100 SR 53
Lisle, IL 60532- Map It
Phone: (630) 968-0074

AAA Editor Notes

Morton Arboretum is on 1,700 acres about .25 mi. n. of I-88 SR 53 exit. More than 4,300 types of trees, shrubs and other plants are displayed in woodlands, wetlands, gardens and a restored native prairie. Crab apples, lilacs and daffodils bloom in spring, while prairie flowers abound July through September. The fall foliage color display is outstanding October through November. Guided 1-hour tours in open-air trams are available seasonally (weather permitting).</br>Trees and shrubs are labeled for identification along the 16 miles of trails and 9 miles of roadways; further information is available at the visitor center. The 1-acre Maze Garden challenges visitors to find their way through seven outdoor rooms formed by hedges. Designed for kids ages 2-10, the Children&#8217;s Garden offers 4 acres of trees, play areas and water features; young visitors can wade in a pond, slide down giant tree roots or play games that teach them how to identify different types of trees.</br>Pets are not permitted. Special events are offered throughout the year.</br>Guided tours are available. Food is available.</br>
Thurs.-Tues. (Apr.-Nov.) $14; $12 (ages 65+); $9 (ages 2-17). Wed. (Apr.-Nov.) and daily (Dec.-Mar.) $9; $8 (ages 65+); $6 (ages 2-17). Tram fare $7; $6 (ages 2-17).
Hours: Grounds daily 7 a.m.-dusk. Visitor center daily 9-6, May-Oct.; 9-5, Mar.-Apr.; 9-4, rest of year. Maze garden daily 9:30-dusk (weather permitting). Children’s garden daily 9:30-5 (also Tues. and Thurs. 5-8, June-Aug. and Thurs. 5-6, Mar.-May and Sept.-Oct.), Mar.-Oct.; 9:30-4, rest of year (weather permitting). Visitor center and children’s garden closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Closes Christmas Eve at 3. Tram schedule and holiday hours vary; phone ahead.