The Morton Arboretum

Garden, Other Outdoors, Trail
4100 IL Rte 53 (at Interstate 88)
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-0074


  • The Illinois Millennium Landmark Tree, a white oak that is approximately 250 years old, is located in the oldest part of the Arboretum, near Parking Area 20a.Powered by
  • Great place to take kids from the time they start walking! Children's Garden is fun!
  • The Children's Garden is incredible during the summer!
  • The Children's Garden is in a class of it's own. This entire park is very well designed and maintained. It's worth the drive if you're in the city!
  • The Theater Hikes are great!
  • Get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and take in all that nature has to offer. (Seriously. Theyve got trees and plants from around the world.)
  • the east-side loop is 4.5 miles, with a short-cut drive that can make it just about exactly 5k.. great place to go for a nice run!
  • This is a good place to look at some trees.
  • Just did a night time hike looking for owls. None to be found, but it's a lovely evening!
  • Back in full bloom!
  • Great walks but better in the warmer weather.
  • If you like fall color, head up to the Far East side of the park. Plenty of hills with great views.
  • The Children's Garden at Morton Arboretum is nominated for Best Brush with Nature in our Hipsqueak Awards, vote now at!
  • they have imported beer in the cafeteria and their food is yummy.
  • Start at p8 for a nice walk. It loops around back to parking
  • If you see a hummingbird-like creature, but it has antennae, it is a hummingbird moth. Very neat and they flit very close! Look near fragrance garden.
  • go before mosquito season
  • Chicago Botanic Garden members with their membership cards get in free.
  • Snowshoe in the winter - they rent snowshoes
  • Illumination event brings Christmas lights and trees together and its amazing!!