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  • The best hikes to see fall color

    Looking for a special spot to experience the height of fall color? Check out these staff suggestions for the best places to enjoy the color of autumn leaves.
  • Find unique fall color at the Arb

    Some of the area’s best and most unique fall color can be found at the Arboretum this October; our Fall Color Scout offers viewing tips.
  • Fall Color Festival at the Arb

    This October, come leaf peeping on the Arboretum’s 1,700 acres, then celebrate the autumn season at our Fall Color Festival.
  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM DEBUTS INNOVATIVE NEW LIGHTS EVENT

    This holiday season, The Morton Arboretum’s trees will be transformed into an interactive kaleidoscope of color and light during its first-ever winter lights event, Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. From November 22, 2013 to January 4, 2014, Illumination offers a holiday experience far beyond traditional twinkling lights, engaging the senses with dazzling projections, trees that respond to touch and sound, and vivid, electric colors throughout.
  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM USHERS IN THE SEASON WITH FALL COLORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, FUN FALL ACTIVITIES

    This fall, The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres of trees will again reveal stunning colors, expected to draw thousands of leaf-peepers from around the region. The Arboretum’s collection includes trees from 40 different countries, for intense fall color that visitors can’t see anywhere else in the area. Visitors this October can also enjoy tasty fall food and see the Scarecrow Trail, a series of scarecrows created by local Boy and Girl Scouts.
  • EXPERIENCE CHAMBER MUSIC IN A CLASSIC SETTING THIS WINTER AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    Be swept away by classical chamber music this winter, performed in The Morton Arboretum’s historic Thornhill Education Center. Enjoy intimate, Sunday afternoon concerts while overlooking a scenic vista, followed by a reception where guests can meet with each other and the musicians.