Morton Arboretum

4100 SR 53
Lisle, IL 60532- Map It
(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 4,100 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 half-hour and 1-hour tours in open-air trams are available seasonally (weather permitting). 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’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. Pets are not permitted. Special events are offered throughout the year. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
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 $6; $5 (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 Thurs. 5-6), 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.